Day: August 12, 2014

Carhartt, Chipotle Grill coming to Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One type of clothing store was confirmed for Keizer Station last month with confirmation maurices is coming. Now comes word of another type of clothing store coming to Keizer Station: Carhartt. Tim Kuhn with Chicago-based RGLA Solutions Inc. recently submitted an application for a Carhartt store, with the value listed as $175,000. The Keizer Station website (www.keizerstation.com) lists Carhartt as “coming soon.” Lindy Mueller, director of Product Media Inquiries for Michigan-based Carhartt, confirmed the news Wednesday morning. “A lease is signed and executed at the Keizer location,” Mueller said in an e-mail. “We are looking towards a late September/early October opening.” Mueller said the Keizer Station location at 6385 Ulali Drive NE Suite 101 will be the second Carhartt-owned store in Oregon, with the other being in Portland. Carhartt clothing is available at a number of other retailers around the Northwest. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, said the maker of work clothes will be going into the space vacated by Payless Shoes at the end of 2012. “It is in place of the shoe store, by GameStop, who is not moving,” Brown said. The space was used on a temporary basis last year by Men’s Wearhouse while that retailer’s building on Keizer Station Boulevard was rebuilt following a fire. Mayor Lore Christopher also posted the news about Carhartt on her...

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Council OKs K23 social media experiment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to pay $4,900 for a two-month experiment. The experiment builds upon the city’s established KeizerTV.com and K-23 ventures with Rex Robertson. Currently the public access TV station broadcasts various Keizer meetings live on Channel 23 on Comcast Cable, as well as archiving them online. The new proposal, brought forth by Robertson and videographer David Dahle, would utilize PEG (Public, Educational or Governmental) funds to pay for Dahle to shoot, edit and upload seven videos a month to social media accounts. That breaks down to $350 per video. “It’s more and more that people are not getting the news in traditional ways,” city manager Chris Eppley said. “They get it more online with small sound bytes. It’s time to take it to the next step, the way they want to consume it, which is by small sound bytes.” Robertson sees this as a logical progression from what has been done the last 12 years. “Your efforts to do the work on Comcast Channel 23, then to expand to Internet video with KeizerTV.com has increased communication significantly out to the community,” Robertson said. “You have done a good job up to this point.” Dahle said he wants to tell stories of the councilors and also events that happen in Keizer. So far he has already interviewed councilors Joe Egli,...

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