• News about Ashland businesses
Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Ashland's Safeway and two Albertsons in Grants Pass are being purchased by a Bellingham, Wash., grocery chain.Haggen announced Friday it had entered into an agreement to acquire 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s review of the Albertsons LLC and Safeway merger.Twenty Albertsons and Safeway stores located in Oregon will be acquired by Haggen Food & Pharmacy. The other store locations include Bend, Eugene,...

Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 6:06 PM

The Playwright, A Public House, 258 A Street, Ashland, across from Ashland Hardware. Owners Scott and Jeanette Giossi. Lunch served Monday through Friday, 11 to 4. Happy hour is 4 to 6, with discount food and drinks. 541-488-9128,...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM

With one eye on the weather forecast, managers at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area plan to determine Wednesday if the mountain can open on a limited basis later this week for skiers and snowboarders."We'll have a final decision by Wednesday noon,"...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Hats With a Past, a vintage milliner on Ashland’s Plaza • 27-1/2 N. Main St. • 541-301-3596.Owner: Bonnie Shaffer • www.hatswithapast.com and

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Preliminary figures from the state Employment Department say employment in Oregon has reached an all-time high, finally climbing above a peak reached in 2007 before the Great Recession took hold.The Employment Department reported Tuesday...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Millions spent on makeover for lodging, conference complex expected to employ about a hundred people, attract thousands of visitors

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

This week, I had the opportunity to evaluate the 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo, a special version of the popular compact utility from Nissan’s performance division.Unlike the other models in the Juke lineup, the Nismo version...

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Honda’s CR-V arrived 18 years ago as an underpowered little box with a pop-up picnic table in the back. But it had a five-door, crossover wagon body, it stood higher than a car and it could be had with all-wheel or front-wheel drive. It...

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM

After selling the wildly successful organic Dagoba Chocolates to Hershey Chocolate, Frederick Schilling went on to spawn another, similarly conscious, organic and fair-traded commodity, using coconut and cocoa farmers — 14,000 of them...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 6:47 PM

The city of Ashland has collected the 5 percent food and beverage tax from restaurants since it was enacted in 1993, but for much of that time it overlooked the vendors of prepared foods — coffee, doughnuts, burgers, spanakopita —...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM

 Three longtime Ashland businesses have shuttered in recent days: Dragonfly Cafe & Gardens, Ashland Mountain Supply and Mystic Treats restaurant.Dragonfly, located below Oregon Cabaret Theater at Hargadine and South Second...

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