next business to locate at Jefferson Square, which currently has the Madras Cinema 5 and KFC-A&W, will be an auto parts store.
On June 13, O'Reilly Automotive Stores, of Springfield, Mo., which owns the former Schuck's stores in Bend, Redmond and Prineville, recorded a warranty deed for purchase of the southwest corner pad at Jefferson Square, which is just under one-half acre.
Lee Goodrich, of Bend, who is developing Jefferson Square with her husband Scott, confirmed the sale and said that there are still two 10,000-square-foot wings available for development.
"We would also consider any and all input from the community as to what kinds of businesses they would like to see come," she said.
"Now is the time for their voices to be heard," she suggested, adding, "They may have an idea we haven't even thought about."