Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface.

It’s been a good few months for Keizer’s freeway shopping development.

Marshalls opened last month, and joins the recently-opened Ulta, an AT&T retailer, Color Me Mine and Old Navy.

Now we’re told the folks from Donahue Schriber are working to fill the former Party City building.

Jack Steinhauer, the Costa Mesa-based firm’s director of acquisitions and development, said he’s about 75 percent sure the building will have a new tenant by the end of the year.

All he could tell us was that it’s a national tenant.

– Jason Cox

Dugout aims to join Keizer dining scene

The former home of On the Rocs may soon have a new tenant.

A liquor license application for The Dug Out Sports Bar and Grill is on the Keizer City Council’s public hearing agenda on June 20. It’s for a full on-premises sales liquor license (i.e. a bar).

On the Rocs, closed earlier this year.

– Jason Cox

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