Don't give up on Bi-Mart yet, Sandy

Business Buzz

Not a lot of buzz in the biz world this week, at least none that we've heard. Did we miss something? Shoot us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. Here's what we know (or don't know):

• Don't give up on Bi-Mart yet, Sandy. The Eugene-based discount retailer is taking its time to find out just what it would take to set up shop in the former Danielson's unit in the Sandy Marketplace shopping center. A Bi-Mart spokesman told The Post that the company is evaluating remodeling costs and what it would take to get the building into shape. They're getting bids on construction, apparently.

• Cliff Gavic's Button Willow Antiques didn't have a good experience operating in the space behind the preschool at 39400 Pioneer Blvd., No. 12 (next to City Hall), so he temporarily closed up shop while he's waiting for new digs. Most likely, he says he's going to move into the 1,500-square-foot former produce barn at 38600 Proctor Blvd. In the meantime, Cliff may be reached at 971-275-3205.

• What's going on with the Shell station on Proctor Boulevard at Revenue Avenue? Nobody knows. The city assumed that the service station was undergoing a change of brand, but there's been no activity at the business over the past month. Shell leasing specialist Stacy Maylum told The Post she had no idea what was going on there.

• If you haven't noticed by now, Wave Broadband is the new cable provider in the Sandy and mountain area. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company purchased the local franchises and infrastructure from Charter Communications, and promises to bring high-definition digital cable, high-speed broadband Internet and unlimited phone service - packages that the Portland area has had for years.