Stores Open Earlier on Thanksgiving

EUGENE, Ore. — The holiday season is officially here and that also means holiday shopping season is now underway. Shoppers lined up at least two hours in advance of JCPenney’s 5 p.m. opening at the Valley River Center Mall. The line wrapped around the corner of the building. This group of pre-Black Friday shoppers are … Continue reading »

Shoppers Camp Out for H&M Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — H&M is now open at Valley River Center, and some shoppers camped out to make sure they were first in line for the grand opening. The first person got to the mall at 9 p.m. Tuesday night and slept on the sidewalk before the mall opened. Shoppers say they wanted the experience … Continue reading »

H&M Opening Wednesday at VRC

EUGENE, Ore. — The doors to the brand new H&M will open Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., an opening officials from Valley River Center are calling exciting. The store offers women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing as well as accessories. It is opening in a space left vacant when Emporium closed in 2004 which is why Valley … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Valley River Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The outside of Valley River Center is getting a major facelift, as two new retailers begin construction on their new storefronts. “The H&M is working on their part of the construction. Initially the mall prepared the space. It’s three vacant spaces being combined, so it’s a large, large space starting to make … Continue reading »

Springfield Chamber Business Expo

EUGENE, Ore. — The Springfield Chamber of Commerce held its 18th annual Business Expo Saturday. The event started this morning at the Valley River Center Mall. Over 80 businesses were set up throughout the mall, giving out free samples and other giveaways to the public. Coordinators say businesses throughout the years have enjoyed being a … Continue reading »

H&M Coming to Valley River Center

EUGENE, Ore. — Big changes are coming to Valley River Center this fall, after years of negotiations with retailer H&M. “We’ve been working with H&M for a couple years now to get them to locate out here, and so early in the fall we finally worked out a deal with them and they’re ready to … Continue reading »

35th Annual Model Railroad Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Crowds were all aboard today at the Valley River Center mall in Eugene for the 35th annual Model Railroad Show. Organizers say four different non-profits were present today, all sharing a hobby for model trains. Shoppers stopped to admire the many different trains on the tracks and while the event brought smiles … Continue reading »

Post-Christmas Shopping Draws Crowds

EUGENE, Ore. — The National Retail Federation expects to see an increase of about 4 percent in holiday shopping this year. And while the days leading up to Christmas stand out as big retail days, the day after Santa’s trek around the globe is also attracting crowds. Some reports say that the days leading up … Continue reading »

Holiday Shopping Rebounds After Snow

EUGENE, Ore. — Stores are rebounding after last week’s snowstorm, as people head out to do their last-minute shopping for the holidays. “Some people still think this is a Monday and tomorrow’s a Tuesday and it will get busier as the week goes on. This is just the Monday before Christmas,” said Diana Bray, VRC … Continue reading »

Kids Have Breakfast With Santa

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids lined up bright and early for a special meeting with Santa Saturday morning. The Valley River Center Mall, along with KEZI 9 News Anchor Matt Templeman, hosted its Annual Breakfast with Santa event that day. And there was definitely plenty of holiday spirit and magic in the air. Jolly old Saint … Continue reading »

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