Springfield Movie Theater Closing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More changes coming to the Gateway Mall, just weeks after Chuck-E-Cheese closed its doors. A manager from Cinemark Movies 12, also referred to as “The Dollar Theater”, on Gateway confirmed Sunday is its last day in business. Customers say they’re not happy to see the movie theater go because its cheap prices … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Sexual Assault

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department is releasing more information on an alleged sexual assault that happened in Gateway Mall on Saturday morning. Police said the victim has autism, making her a more vulnerable target. Meanwhile, the suspect has served time for prior sexual assaults. According to court documents, Brexin Schulz was arrested when … Continue reading »

EuGenius Market to Close

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The EuGenius Market announced it will close at the end of March. The market will close after being open for 18 months. It provided unique gifts, collectibles, artwork and other handmade items from area craftsmen. EuGenius Market representatives say they lost their lease due to the mall renovation scheduled this spring. The … Continue reading »

Making Black Friday Fun For Kids

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — During the Black Friday craziness, most of the focus is on adults getting started on their holiday shopping, so a local mall wanted to make sure kids didn’t feel left out. Gateway Mall had some special, free activities for little ones Friday, hoping to make the day a little more fun for … Continue reading »

Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s a new neighborhood market in town. Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors near the Gateway Mall at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. This isn’t a typical Walmart though; it mainly sells groceries with a few rows of household items. The store hired around 100 full- and part-time workers to staff the new … Continue reading »

Crews Busy Building at Gateway Mall

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Construction crews are hard at work bringing some new businesses to Gateway Mall. They’re busy building both a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant. And thanks to the dry, sunny weather, one of those projects will be finished a bit early. Crews at Gateway Mall are building both a Walmart … Continue reading »

Kids Prepare for Lego Competition

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Legos, they inspire creativity. They may also inspire future architects and contractors at this weekend’s 2013 Kids Block Competition is happening this weekend. Nine-year-old Dhruthi Mandavilli already has a good idea on how to put together Legos. She’s getting ready to compete in her fourth Block Kids Competition taking place Saturday at … Continue reading »

Report Projects Bleak Future for Stores

EUGENE, Ore. — A Yahoo Finance report lists the top eight retailers expected to close stores during 2013.  All of these retailers have stores in Eugene and Springfield.  The report said dim holiday sales contributed to less than ideal annual revenue for these companies. Four of the retailers on the list have stores in Valley … Continue reading »

Buffalo Wild Wings Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you’ve been looking for a sign that Buffalo Wild Wings is really coming to town, you’ll find it on Gateway Street. The restaurant will take over the space where the long-empty Hollywood Video location stood at Gateway Mall. As of right now, the nearest location is in Corvallis. The Hollywood Video … Continue reading »

Hollywood Video Building Demolished

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Hollywood Video store near Gateway Mall was reduced to a pile of bricks Saturday. The store closed years ago, one of many Hollywood Video outlets to go out of business in Lane County. Hollywood Video’s competitor, Blockbuster, is still in the area, but it’s closing locations left and right too. At … Continue reading »

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