Along the Street: Sears leaving Mac

The McMinnville Sears Hometown store is closing as part of the corporation’s clearing out of the stores nationwide. Sears Hometown announced in December that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. ...

Business Year in Review: Cold snap, closures, and new starts

Yamhill County’s diverse economy saw a diverse array of business news, including the early-2022 cold snap that brought a late-season appearance by snow and ice in April, causing growers of everything ...

Along the Street: Crepe World takes on Local Flow space in downtown Mac

The McMinnville family-owned Crepe World business has purchased the Local Flow Health Bar business, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Jamie Akers and her family will continue offering the Local ...

Industry CEO, mayor say business can be leaders for change

Schnitzer Steel was doing business sustainability before “sustainable” was a buzzword, CEO Tamara Lundgren told the audience at the Oregon Business Plan Summit last week in Portland. “One-hundred ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Maddy Mastropoalo, center, dons a Hairapy Cape while her aunt, Julie Schreiner, and mother, Heidi Mastropoalo, prepare to work on her hair at their salon, Sisters, in McMinnville. All three women are hairdressers. Heidi Mastropoalo invented the cozy cape to keep customers warm and comfortable.

‘Hairapy’ capes keep customers cozy

Margaret Brown, a regular customer of Sisters Salon in McMinnville, inspired hairdresser Heidi Mastropoalo to develop a new kind of hair styling cape that will help both patrons and workers. Brown, 82 ...

Along the Street: Winegrowers still optimistic about ’22 crop

Local wine grape growers expressed plenty of optimism and some uncertainty in late June when the News-Register contacted them for a story about how the cool, damp spring was affecting vineyards. Many ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##After years of selling from the Renegade food truck window, owners Wesley Jones, Noelle Amaya Bell, Nicholas Bell and Cody Drew have opened a new brick-and-mortar family restaurant in Carlton. The name, the Blind Pig, is a reference to speakeasies.

‘Blind Pig’ will offer scratch-made food

Opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant is a long-time dream fulfilled for the partners in the popular Renegade Catering and Food Truck. The Blind Pig — the name is a reference to speakeasies — ...

Along the Street: HomeGoods coming

The McMinnville HomeGoods store is expected to open this calendar year, according to Samantha Abbatessa, marketing supervisor at the company. HomeGoods took out its first building permit in late January. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jordan and Jessica Bacon are completely redoing the interior of Farmer John’s produce stand. Located on Highway 18 at Oldsville Road, the stand will reopen in mid-June.

Farmer John’s prepares to reopen

Farmer John’s Produce and Nursery, just west of McMinnville on Highway 18, will reopen in mid-June with expanded parking, a remodeled retail area with new fixtures, and a larger variety of products. Owners ...

Along the Street: Oregon Air Show committed to McMinnville

The Oregon International Air Show will continue shows in both McMinnville and Hillsboro, show organizers said. The show, originally held only in Hillsboro, hosted its first event at the McMinnville Airport ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Outgoing Mayor Scott Hill and his wife, Donna, raise their glasses during a toast at the MDA awards ceremony. Hill was honored with the revived Wally Wright Award at the event.

MDA presents honors, including volunteer and Wally Wright awards

Outgoing Mayor Scott Hill received the revived Wally Wright Award during the McMinnville Downtown Association annual awards event Thursday at The Bindery. The Wright Award was created in 1999 to ...

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Along the Street: First Federal celebrates 100 years

First Federal will mark its 100th birthday Monday, April 4, with celebrations in all its branches. The bank opened April 4, 1922, as American Savings and Loan Corporation. It was renamed First Federal ...

Along the Street: Many, many Melt Downs help food bank

Yamhill County residents and visitors chowed down on 10,275 grilled cheese sandwiches in February during the Yamhill County Food Bank’s annual Melt Down fundraiser. The event raised $20,550 through ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Two employees of Two Dogs Taphouse, Andrea Vancleve, on the left mixing paint, and Ken Johnson painting the ceiling, help prepare the new building, which Dave and Jami Queener hope to open in early May.

Two Dogs looks forward to ‘an even better space’

Two Dogs Taphouse owners Dave and Jami (Moberg) Queener are busy getting their new building at Fourth and Evans street in shape, with plans to open the food and beverage place this spring. They hope to ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Elizabeth Chambers is looking for a new home after selling its building, the former McMinnville power plant, built in 1926.

Along the Street: Elizabeth Chambers Cellar looking for new home

After nearly a decade making and pouring wine at 455 N.E. Irvine St. near downtown, Elizabeth Chambers Cellar will be moving to a new location.The new site has not yet been determined. Elizabeth Chambers’ ...

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