Rusty Rae/News-Register##After sitting empty for more than a year, the McMinnville Pizza Hut will be remodeled to hold a Starbucks coffee shop

Along the Street: Starbucks going into former Pizza Hut building

McMinnville’s former Pizza Hut building is being remodeled to become the city’s first free-standing Starbucks coffee outlet. MTCOR LLC took out a building permit in December for a $1.25 million ...

News-Register file photo##Phil Lopez of OnlineNW prepares fiber optic line for splicing along Ash Street in Dayton in 2016 when the company helped the city became one of the first in the country with 10-gigabit internet service.

OnlineNW acquired by Medford firm

Hunter Communications announced Dec. 31 it has acquired McMinnville Access Company LLC, the parent company to OnlineNW and XS Media. Based in Medford, Hunter is Oregon’s largest privately owned ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ##Workers raze the old First Federal headquarters at Third and Adams streets. The structure was built in the early 1970s. The new, three story building opened in early summer.

2021 Year in Review: What’s gone up, and come down

Construction projects and business moves and changes have reshaped the landscape of Yamhill County this year. One of the biggest projects was First Federal’s three-store headquarters building, which ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Build in 1964 as Shakey’s and expanded in the 1980s as Izzy’s, this building has become a landmark in McMinnville. It’s been empty since the Izzy’s chain closed in 2020. It recently sold to John Goforth of Impact Jiu Jitsu.

Along the Street: Impact Jiu Jitsu buys former Izzy’s building

For the first time since it was built in 1964, the former Izzy’s/Shakey’s pizza building in McMinnville will be put to a non-food oriented use. Real estate agent Kirt Amundson of McMinnville ...

Along the Street: Two Dogs announces plans to relocate

Two Dogs Taphouse, which has become a popular spot for dining and sipping, will relocate in early 2022. Jan. 2 will its last day at 608 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. It will be closed for a short time ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Harley Zimmerman, Zander Kirkman and Lum’s auto center owner Pam Lum hand toys to McMinnville firefighter Beau Moir during a donation event Dec. 14. In addition to delivering the items the car dealership and Organic Valley Creamery had collected for the fire department’s annual toy drive,
Lum’s wanted to thank firefighters for their efforts with the creamery fire and other emergencies over the year

Auto dealership and creamery express gratitude for firefighting efforts, contribute to toy drive

It was all in good fun, and for a good cause, when a fire truck parked in the lot at Lum’s Auto Center Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the car dealership showroom for two good reasons: ...

Along the Street: Cooper Mountain Vineyards adds Yamhill County wine properties

Cooper Mountain Vineyards of Beaverton has acquired two properties in the Newberg area, Chehalem Mountain Vineyard and ArborBrook Vineyard and tasting room. The acquisitions bring Cooper Mountain a total ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Fiona Gwozdz Mancill shows off the winter box she’s offering through her new business, the Snug Club. Subscribers receive four craft and cocktail boxes a year.

‘Snug Club’ aims to spark creativity, community

A new McMinnville business aims to spark people’s creativity and bring them together through craft-making and socializing. The Snug Club is based on owner Fiona Gwozdz Mancill’s experiences ...

Along the Street: In Dayton, Glühwein and a winter market

Seufert Winery will host a traditional-style Christmas market event Friday through Sunday, Dec. 10-12. The “Winter Makers Market” will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Seufert tasting ...

Marcus Larson News-Register##At Bierly Brewery in downtown McMinnville, expanded and cubicle-separated interior seating is intended to enhance safety for customers as well as staff, including server Megan Brendle, center.

Bierly adds seating, vax only

Bierly Brewing moved to downtown McMinnville in March and the march of new beers has continued, along with addition of staff. A move back indoors this fall brought added fixtures and furniture, ...

Along the Street: Local wines make international Top 100 list

Five Oregon wines are included in Wine Spectator’s new list of the Top 100 Wines of the Year. Alexana Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Revana Vineyard topped the Oregon entries, coming in at No. 14 out of ...

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G&P Obrist Excavating workers Mike Taylor and Mike Sayles clear out rubble from an apartment building at 429 S.E. Baker
St. that burned Nov. 30, 2020.

Along the Street: What’s going up — and coming down

Here are some commercial building projects under way in Yamhill County communities: - The old McMinnville Apartments building on Baker Street near Handley has been razed. No plans for the site have ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Midwife Erica Koltenuk, Dr. Greg Eppard and Dr. Brandi Spence will join Women s Healthcare
Associates Jan. 1, following the closure of Valley Women s Health. They will practice in
Newberg until WHA opens a McMinnville office.

Mac clinic closing, but OB-GYNs will continue serving patients

The question Dr. Brandi Spence has heard most this fall is “Can you still be my doctor?” The answer is yes. Although Valley Women’s Health is closing at the end of December, Spence will ...

Candice Cameron captured  That Fully Vaccinated Feeling 
in her painting of a discarded mask. It s part of her COVID
series, which she will show at an open house this weekend
on Artists Sunday.

Painting the pandemic: Artist to show new COVID-inspired series

The coronavirus had two distinct impacts on Yamhill County’s many artists: First, it forced them to stay home, giving them more time to create in their studios. Second, it cut off many of their chances ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Alan and Shannon Botten work the front desk at their Botten Equipment Rental shop in McMinnville. The storefront hides more than an acre of rental equipment, from backhoes and lifts to tables and chairs for holiday parties or a circular saw to help with a remodeling job.

Botten’s rental business honored

Shannon Botten, who runs Botten’s Equipment Rental with her family, has been named one of the top 12 rental professionals in the U.S. The American Rental Association chose her for the honor ...

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