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Brookings newest pet store, Carson's Critters, a family affair

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Pet store owner Tracy Carson and her son Hunter, with a few of the critters for sale at their new shop in Brookings. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Carson’s Critters, a new pet store in Brookings, is run by a family who love animals and strives to create a family-friendly atmosphere in their store.

Tracy Carson, her husband Jeremy, son Hunter, daughter Cheyanne and brother Jeremy Johnson all pitch in. 

Hunter, 12, helps fill water bottles, feeds animals, cleans takes and cages, assists customers and plays with the animals.

 

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Eateries close doors, one for good, the other for remodeling

 Two Brookings-Harbor eateries are closing their doors – one permanently and the other for a few months.

Friday will be the last day of business for The Hunger Stop, 925 Chetco Ave.

Meanwhile, The Apple Peddler at 97953 Shopping Center Ave. in Harbor is closed until spring.

 

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Olson marks 25 years at Edward Jones

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Sherry Olson is celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Brookings’ Edward Jones branch this week.

Olson, the senior branch office administrator, was hired Nov. 5, 1986 as the first business office administrator when Bill Hahn opened the first Edward Jones office in Brookings.

 

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Restaurateurs enjoy getting to know customers

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Feliza and Ken Wilson are proprietors of the new DoLittle Cafe at 613 Chetco Ave. in downtown Brookings. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
 

Feliza and Ken Wilson live and breathe the restaurant life.

The couple have worked at multiple restaurants, diners and coffee shops over the years. Feliza as a server, and Ken as a chef.

The couple also met at a restaurant; Feliza waited tables, and Ken cooked.

 

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Change is good for Emerald Coast

 

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Emerald Coast Estates resident Dan Thomson waters his garden plot, a new addition to the development within the past year.
Emerald Coast Estates is celebrating its one-year anniversary of new ownership and some upgrades to the housing development.

Roy and Judy Lindsey of San Diego purchased the property in 2010 from the Itzen family and immediately spent $25,000 to seal and stripe all the streets.

Jim Allen, who manages the residential community, said the couple also added equipment such as a recumbent bicycle for the exercise room and paid for the installation of garden plots for residents.

 

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Chamber: Slugs ‘N Stones Ice Cream Cones is business of the year

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Pat Silveria receives a plaque from Brookings-Harbor Chamber members.
Slugs ’N Stones ’N Ice Cream Cones has been selected for Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award.

Owners, and sisters, Pat Silveria and Willa Jones accepted the award on behalf of all the young women who have worked for the business in the past, work for it now and will work for it in the future.

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Loring plans Brookings lighthouse museum, coffee shop

 

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Brookings businessman Alden Loring, left, and Tekton Contractors Inc. owner Jerimiah Bateman are teaming up to build Loring Lighthouse Museum on Railroad Street. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
 

A longtime Brookings businessman is branching out again.

Eighty-six-year-old Alden Loring will open Loring’s Lighthouse Museum next year on Railroad Street across from KURY Radio.

It will feature a coffee shop with snacks and a museum with three vintage cars and hundreds of guns – some of them two centuries old.

 

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Mother-son partners open store with an ear to needs of music community

 

The owners of Chetco Music Co. are dedicated to keeping music alive in this community.

“I just want it to be a really great community store where everyone is welcome,” mentor Sue Caldwell-Cruickshank said.

The store, located at 615 A Chetco Ave., opened July 1.

 

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New Wave Video’s focus is customer service

 

 

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New Wave Video owner Tony Albano, with the help of employee Rebecca Juarez, offers videos and game rentals and Web inventory access. The Pilot/Jef Hatch

For Tony Albano, movies, and running a video store, are in the blood. Not because he loves them so much, but because he feels it is necessary.

Shortly following the closing of Blockbuster Video, Albano opened New Wave Video on May 1, after frantically working to prepare his space in South Coast Shopping Center.

“It was a last minute decision,” he said. “Everyone started crying because they couldn’t get their movies.”

 

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