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Casino worries lottery retailers

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS17As proponents of a private casino in Wood Village continue their fight to get an amendment on this fall’s ballot, video lottery retailers in Wood Village fear for their futures.

 

The Amazon data center dance

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS16Boardman didn’t get a prison, it lost out on a Procter & Gamble plant to Utah and the $35 million Amazon data center at the Port of Morrow has been empty and half-finished for almost a year. It’s tough times for the small town. Yet now the port is preparing a site for another data center off Tower Road, six miles west of town that’s potentially an expansion of Amazon’s port site.

 

Electric vehicle hype bigger than investment

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Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS15Oregon has a lot of interest in electric vehicles, but lacks enough early-stage investment.

 

The Dalles buys historic theater

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Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS14The ultimate resurrection of the historic Granada Theater in The Dalles, built in 1929 as the first place to see a talkie west of the Mississippi, has been wobbly for many years.  So after years of trying to find the right buyer for the theater, the city has bought the theater for $387,000 in a negotiated deal with a developer.

 

Turning old mills into new money

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS13The old Bright Wood lumber mill in Bend is the latest former mill to be redeveloped into something completely different. Gone are the blue-collar jobs, replaced by a fitness studio, a salon and a coffee shop. It’s the third former mill site in Bend to be reinvented in this manner, and developers and public officials are entertaining similar plans all over Oregon.

 

More Voodoo magic

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS10The owners of Voodoo Doughnut took their quirky product to Eugene and found immediate success, but it might be due to summer, not sugar.

 

Dealwatch: September

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
A roundup of transactions, mergers and big deals of the month.
 
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