Day: July 9, 2013

New subdivision on McLeod

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An old home was recently torn down along McLeod Lane. In its place will be 30 new homes. Plans are moving forward for a new 30-home Aldine Meadows subdivision. Tim Smith with SRS Development, along with Lee Sjothun, is developing the property. Two companies will be building 15 homes each on the lots. Construction is expected to start this fall. “We purchased the property in December of last year,” said Smith, whose Limited Liability Corporation received permission for a street lighting Local Improvement District at the June 17 Keizer City Council meeting. “We didn’t think we would develop it for two or three years. Lee and I thought it was a great piece of property. We’ve been developing lots in Keizer since the early 1990s. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 5 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Outback to open July 15

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizerites helping themselves at the grand opening of the Outback Steakhouse in Keizer Station will be helping their neighbors. Jon Lakefish, director of Franchise Marketing for Evergreen Restaurant Group in Washington, confirmed the opening date recently. “We open to the public on Monday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m.,” Lakefish told the Keizertimes. Construction on Keizer Station’s first sit-down restaurant started in February. The building is the first Outback in the Northwest with its particular design theme. The Lancaster Drive Outback is being closed, with Tim Flora being moved over to run the Keizer location. Lakefish said Outback is doing a special promotion on opening day. “To celebrate our grand opening and to initiate our commitment to being a strong leader in the communities in which we operate, we will donate 50 percent of total sales on opening day (up to $10,000) to the Keizer Chamber Foundation,” Lakefish said. Among other things, the Keizer Chamber Foundation provides Keizer families in need with food, clothing and a present for children during the Christmas season; provides school supplies for Keizer elementary children and supports Keizer Public Art with stipends to local artists. There will also be a VIP event at Outback the day before, July 14. Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher is looking forward to having Outback in Keizer. “They are going to be a phenomenal community...

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