>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow BROOKINGS' NORTHGATE BUILDING GETS A FACE LIFT

BROOKINGS' NORTHGATE BUILDING GETS A FACE LIFT Print E-mail
July 04, 2008 11:00 pm
Gerrid Joy stands outside the Northgate building in Brookings, which is currently undergoing exterior remodeling. (The Pilot/ Marjorie Woodfin).
Gerrid Joy stands outside the Northgate building in Brookings, which is currently undergoing exterior remodeling. (The Pilot/ Marjorie Woodfin).

By Marjorie Woodfin

Pilot staff writer

A combination of dentistry, real estate and catalog sales might seem like an unlikely career, but Brookings dentist. Gerrid Joy has been quite successful with that combination.

Joy, who is currently in the last stages of a major remodel of the Northgate building at the north end of Brookings, is not a newcomer to building projects. The Northgate is the fourth Brookings building Joy has renovated.

Other buildings he has overhauled include the former gas station where Beckley Company Real Estate is currently located, the building where Signatures Gallery is located, and the building currently housing Bella Italia and Rancho Viejo restaurants.

Joy, who has been in the area for 38 years, has been able to combine dentistry and real estate, buying, selling and remodeling, plus a stint in catalog sales.

He began his dentistry practice 50 years ago in Newport Beach, Calif., as the youngest 1958 graduate of the College of Dentistry at the University of Southern California.

In 1970, while practicing dentistry in Smith River, Joy purchased Salmon Harbor Resort, where he practiced dentistry for 15 years until he purchased the JC Penney Catalog Store, combining the catalog business with real estate sales, until he moved into his next building which currently houses the Beckley Real Estate office.

While inspecting his newest project, he was asked what drives him to take these renovations. He responded, "I enjoy beautifying the community." He noted that he started his facade improvement a little to late to take advantage of urban renewal funds that had run out.

He is again combining two separate careers, practicing dentistry at Pelican Bay Prison, while renovating the property he purchased in February.

The Northgate building tenants, Hagen's Dry Cleaners, Wildbird Backyard, In-Motion Graphics, the Solar Place, and Maria's Bubbles and Bows dog grooming salon, plus new tenants preparing to move into the bakery shop, are all looking forward to completion of Joy's project.

Joy said he also has two additional small shops available for lease in the building.

This week Sylvia Baker, who owns Hagen's Dry Cleaners with her husband Mark, inspected the exterior improvements.

"I've been waiting 48 years for this and now, when I'm about ready to retire, …" she said.

Maria Kaufman, owner of Maria's Bubbles and Bows pet grooming shop said, "I love it, I think it's beautiful."

Kaufman, who has been doing dog grooming for 30 years said, "I'm already busy, but I'm sure it will bring more people here. I've gotta' get my place fixed up."

Two newer tenants, Jack and Merri Cook, owners of Wildbird Backyard, and Brett Dreson of In-Motion Graphics, expressed appreciation for Joy's beautification project as they inspected the exterior and prepared to install appropriate new signage.

 

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings
    Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's (MCD.N) and AT&T (NYS:T), are due to report earnings. They'll be accompanied by highfliers like Netflix and Facebook, giving the first real cross-section of the state of corporate America as temperatures rise across the country and investors hope to put the cold weather behind them. Strategists will also be looking for clues on how badly China's slowdown hits U.S. corporate results. The first batch of earnings came out as equities were working their way through a selloff led by trading-crowd favorites like Netflix and the biotech stocks.
  • Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce Jeeps in China
    Fiat Chrysler (MIL:F) has reached an agreement to start producing Jeep vehicles in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co , the companies said on Saturday, as Fiat tries to catch up with competitors in a fast-growing market. The plan to produce three new Jeep vehicles in China for the domestic market, through the GAC Fiat joint venture, has received the necessary government approvals, the companies said. GAC Fiat is also considering making a Jeep uniquely designed for China, where the Italian carmaker hopes the successful sport-utility brand can help it make up lost ground behind long-established rivals.
  • Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source
    Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its ...

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use