Day: March 6, 2014

New owner, hours for Keizer Liquor

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are looking a bit different these days at Keizer Liquor Store. The store, located at 3530 River Road N, is under new ownership, has expanded hours and is bigger. “I just purchased the store in January,” said new owner Oliver Coker, who took over the store from retired owner Nora Nelson, who ran the business for 30 years. While new to Keizer, Coker is familiar with the industry. “I’ve been a liquor store owner in Woodburn for seven years,” said Coker, 40. “Nora retired so the opportunity for a second store came up. I was appointed by the OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) to run it. It’s a great opportunity to take what we learned in Woodburn and duplicate it here in Keizer.” Coker, who is running the store along with wife Christy, worked with Nelson during her last two weeks to get familiar with the store, its customers and the needs. “It was up to me to figure out the traffic flow and what changes to make,” Coker said. “After January 15 I knew what I wanted to do. Nora has been a great person to bounce ideas off of.” One change was the hours, which used to be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The hours have been expanded to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday...

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