Of the Keizertimes

Since Circuit City closed in Keizer Station back in March 2009, rumors have popped up at various times of what tenant would take over that space.

That tenant is REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.)

Plans were submitted to the city of Keizer on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for the Washington-based retailer of sporting goods, outdoor recreation equipment, clothing and more.

The lease is expected to be finalized on Friday, Oct. 4.

Until recently, the old Circuit City building was being used as the Futsal Center by the Keizer Soccer Club while property owner Donahue Schriber has attempted to close the deal with a new tenant.

Jack Steinhauer, director of acquisitions and development for Donahue Schriber, noted during the summer this wasn’t the first time a deal seemed to be close.

“We have been down this path many times with different tenants so it’s nothing new,” he said in July.

In the time since, there were continued rumors someone was finally going to be moving into the 20,430 square foot space. Steinhauer said things were put into motion this week.

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