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?
NEW BUSINESS'S DOWNTOWN
King of Sole (moved)
Great Outdoor Store
Luxe Home Interiors
Dudley's Used Books and Coffee
Bend Burger Company
Made in Hawaii
Stewart Weinmann (leather)
Pella Doors and Windows
King of Sole (updated; moved.)
Pomegranate (downtown branch)
Pronghorn Real Estate office.
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