First on Broadway Building Progressing

EUGENE, Ore. — Passersby are getting their first real look at the First on Broadway building downtown. It isn’t quite done yet, but the plastic it was covered in for months finally came off Tuesday, and now crews are working to put up all the awnings. It will be a mixed-use building with both businesses … Continue reading »

LCC Commemorates Move to New Building

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene institution was commemorated Friday. Lane Community College staff celebrated its transition in the new downtown campus. For several staff members, this was the first time they got a good look at the inside of the innovative LEED Platinum certified teaching facility. Staff helped bring a piece of 1970s carpet from … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Hit by Truck Downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A woman was struck by a Ford truck while walking near the intersection of 8th Avenue and Willamette Street Friday morning. The crash happened around 8 a.m. Police say the pedestrian appeared to be in her 40s. She was conscious when emergency crews arrived, but was taken to the hospital with injuries to her … Continue reading »

Local Stories Posted in Parking Garage

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene added another artistic collection to the stairwells of the Overpark parking garage downtown. This time, in the south stairwell, the city installed short stories by local writers. Each floor has an excerpt or original piece of the so-called Flash Fiction hung by the door with the intention of … Continue reading »

New Bar, Coffee Shop Opens in Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — A new downtown business is serving up an interesting pairing. The Barn Light, just across from Kesey Square in downtown Eugene, has mixed coffee and alcohol for about a week now. Folks don’t have to necessarily get them together, though the option is available any time of the day. The owners came … Continue reading »

Eugene Seeks Proposals for Redevelopment

EUGENE, Ore. — City Council is seeking proposals for the sale and redevelopment of 942 Olive Street. Their goal is to increase downtown development and invest in arts and culture. A Request for Proposals has been released to invite those interested in redeveloping the site. Developers with a track record of building creative and distinctive … Continue reading »

String of Dumpster Fires Start Overnight

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fire and Police were busy responding to at least six small fires in the downtown area Monday morning. The first call came in around midnight, which was for a dumpster fire on West 11th Avenue. That blaze was put out quickly, but crews deemed it suspicious. Around 2:00 a.m., firefighters responded … Continue reading »

Downtown Demolition Work Under Way

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction crews are hard at work renovating the old Taco Time building on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Willamette Street. Demolition is complete on the downtown building and crews are in full construction mode, working on the interior and exterior. The First on Broadway building will be a mixed use building; … Continue reading »

Confidence Building Among New Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — There seems to be momentum for new businesses in Eugene. On Monday you’ll be able to grab a cup of Joe at Noble Care and Espresso. It’s just one new business stimulating our systems and the economy. A dream is becoming a reality for the owners. “It’s been months in the making … Continue reading »

Downtown Business Gets Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene business owner decided it was time to spruce up his downtown storefront. Brenner’s Furniture is now getting a face lift. The big ‘B’ of Brenner’s Furniture in downtown Eugene came down Tuesday. It’s part of a project to revamp the entire storefront. When that part of the awning came down, crews … Continue reading »

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