Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wiley Coyote meets Law of Gravity

With a stupid, surprised look in his face.

Lots of rich, rich blog fodder in the Bulletin today.

The paper corrected the number of Notices of Foreclosure in Jan. from 60 to 260. I have this image of the copy editor seeing that number 260 and thinking, "That can't be right. I'm putting in 60 instead." (I think the incorrect number was 60, but the Bulletin doesn't say....)

About the budget shortages in the Bend Police Department....that's what happens when Wiley Coyote spends all his money on elaborate kits from Acme to catch a Roadrunner he'll never catch. He has no money left over for basics, just an exploded kit and a stupid look in his frizzled face.

I've updated the Downtown businesses comings and goings.

I included Sweetheart Donuts, though it isn't technically a downtown store. But I've know Ray and his wife for years, and know how hard they were working to make it work.

First up, the Liberty Theater.

I said at the time, the U.S. Government made a huge mistake not accepting the 1.8 million it was offered last time. Turns out, even earlier, they were offered 3.5 million, but threw up too many roadblocks.

Two of the interested parties either "laughed" or have "no plans to submit a new offer."

Trouble with the kool-aid is that it drives the prices up so much, that outside parties can't figure out the true value of anything around here. I wonder how much of the high prices around here are due to wacky comparables and outside, absentee owners....

EnVogue is owned by the wife of the guy who almost became my landlord on the corner of Third and Franklin (and coincidentally, Sweetheart Donuts' landlord.) If rumors about a nearby car dealership are true, that whole part of Franklin seems to be almost emptying out, to be replaced by a big Thrift store and....???

Made in Hawaii. The Hawaiian connection to Bend has always been kind of interesting to me. Kebanu was also Hawaiian based. Is there some explanation for this? Or do other towns also have Hawaiian-themed stores?

UPDATED LIST;

NEW BUSINESS'S DOWNTOWN

Zydeco
900 Wall
King of Sole (moved)
Great Outdoor Store
Luxe Home Interiors
Powell's Candy
Dudley's Used Books and Coffee
Goldsmith
Game Domain
Subway Sandwiches
Bend Burger Company
Showcase Hats
Pita Pit
Happy Nails



BUSINESS'S LEAVING

Bistro Corlise
Made in Hawaii
EnVogue
Sweetheard Donuts
Stewart Weinmann (leather)
Kebanu Gallery
Pella Doors and Windows
King of Sole (updated; moved.)
Olive company
Pink Frog
Little Italy
Bookbarn
Deep
Merenda's
Volo
Pomegranate (downtown branch)
Norwalk
Pronghorn Real Estate office.
Blue Teal
Speedshop Deli
Finder's Keepers(?)
Paper Place
Bluefish Bistro
Painted Pony

3 comments:

Jack Elliott said...

"Made in Hawaii. The Hawaiian connection to Bend has always been kind of interesting to me. Kebanu was also Hawaiian based."

Lahaina Gallery at the Old Mill.

Bewert said...

I can't seem top find that correction in NODs...

Pinkwater said...

It's Wile E. Coyote, and I forgot how funny it was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz65AOjabtM