A tall crane lifts a beam to the top of a Google building under construction at the Port of The Dalles Wednesday afternoon. The building was photographed from the Riverfront Trail, looking over Chenowith Creek. Immediately behind the photographer is the current Google server facility.
The historic Granada Theater building in downtown The Dalles has been sold to new owners. Charles Gomez and Debra Liddell, who do business as Charles Gomez Productions, paid $60,000 for the property and committed to pay for a list of upgrades to the exterior and interior of the theater.
Columbia River Herbals, a retail outlet for medical-grade and recreational marijuana, has been working for several months to transform an empty and deteriorating former Arby’s restaurant at 2630 W. Sixth Street into an active and thriving enterprise.
Aaron and Kelley Lee, owners of Sedition Brewing in The Dalles, have had two opportunities in just as many weeks to pour their own craft beers and others from the region for state leaders.
A brewery in The Dalles is batting one-for-one when it comes to creating one of the best beers.
From the time he was a young kid growing up in The Dalles, Calvin Lepinski always had a passion for bicycles and bicycling. So, it was just a matter of time before he turned his love of cycling into a business.
A new marketing company in The Dalles is bringing an international level of expertise to the local community.
Later this month, Nichols Art Glass will begin undergoing a transformation as owner Andy Nichols guides his artistic glass-blowing business down a slightly different channel. Nichols, who has operated out of a small studio at 912 W. Sixth Street in The Dalles since 2001, plans to temporarily close the business soon to remodel the space and reorient the creative direction of his artwork.
The marijuana business in The Dalles is expanding. On Feb. 2, a new recreational marijuana outlet, Three Kings Organics, opened at 224 Terminal Ave. in The Dalles, just down the street from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Tum-A-Lum Lumber.
The Dalles has a relatively large senior population. And as the number of senior citizens in The Dalles who need care increases, a new business has stepped up to help meet the need.
Jeremiah R. Paulsen has been hired to serve as the new executive director of The Dalles Main Street Program.
The long, grueling winter has meant a sharp uptick in work for certain local businesses. Insurance agents, auto body shops and heating companies are among the businesses slammed as the gorge endures a relentlessly cold, snowy winter.
Hopefully by next month The Dalles will learn if it has been accepted as a Blue Zones Project, having raised the needed $200,000 first-year local contribution to qualify for the three-year health and well-being initiative.
Two local breweries join annual festival
Later this month, beer enthusiasts will be able to get “behind the scenes” at numerous Oregon breweries, including two right here in The Dalles. In February, breweries will participate in the ninth annual “Zwickelmania,” a craft beer celebration sponsored by the Oregon Brewers Guild, a nonprofit trade association representing the state’s independent breweries.
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion of the Blue Zone Project at the chamber’s government affairs breakfast Thursday, Jan. 26,7 to 8 a.m. at the Barbecue Restaurant, 1013 W. Sixth Street in The Dalles.