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Changes to shake up Keizer dining

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface.

Porter’s Pub, AJ’s Hideaway and Tuff Ranch BBQ all have or will soon have new owners, liquor license applications submitted to the city of Keizer indicate.

• Tuff Ranch BBQ is set to be bought by DSZ, LLC. The owner listed for the company is David Zahradnik. Former owners are John Carter and Alaina Santana. It will be renamed McNary Restaurant and Lounge, serving American fare.

• AJ’s Hideaway, 5048 River Road N., seeks a change of ownership to LJRI, LLC. The company’s listed owner is Louis Risewick. Former owners are Pam and Andy Orcutt.

The new owner told us he’s going to hold off on changes initially, but over time plans to be sports-oriented.

• Porter’s Pub, at 4820 River Road N., is seeking a change of ownership to ETCNB, LLC. The owner listed for the company is Erik Frizelle. Former owner is Gigi Bremmeyer.

– Jason Cox

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