Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Beginnings Around the State

This week's Around the State business announcements include openings in a variety of industries across Oregon:
  • The New Promise family shelter opened in Lincoln City and an interim director has been hired. The News Guard, 8/28/2013
  • A new Salvation Army Thrift Store opened in south Grants Pass. It offers clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, and electronics. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 8/25/2013
  • Craft3, a nonprofit community development financial institution, opened in Bend. It lends money to local businesses for development needs. The Bulletin, 8/18/2013
  • Ravens Dance Paragliding school opened in Beaverton. The Oregonian, 9/2/2013
  • Tacovore, a taco shop; Mame, a sushi restaurant; and Vanilla Jill's, an organic ice cream and frozen yogurt shop, will open in Eugene. The Register-Guard, 8/18/2013
  • Yo Mamas Frozen Yogurt opened in Scappoose. It employs about 20 people. The Chronicle, 8/28/2013
Also included in this week's announcements are a couple reopenings and a restart to a development project:
  • After being closed for a few years, the former Kountry Lanes bowling alley in John Day reopened with new ownership and its original name, Nugget Lanes. Blue Mountain Eagle, 8/7/2013
  • After closing in 2010, the Fort Vannoy Market near Grants Pass has reopened. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 9/1/2013
  • Basco Brothers of Sutherlin restarted a development project in Roseburg that has been delayed since 2008. Plans call for three commercial pads on two acres and three two-story townhouses. The News-Review, 8/5/2013
For more information, check out this week's full report or visit the Around the State page on

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