After closing in June, the Jiggles building was leveled this morning to make room for three new restaurants

by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden took a turn using a track hoe to help level Jiggles, which stood at Tualatin's entryway for 30 years.A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to Jiggles. Earlier today, we said goodbye to the building that housed it.

After three decades of welcoming visitors to Tualatin, the Jiggles building was torn down this morning with help from city officials and chamber members. The once controversial establishment was leveled, making room for three new restaurants within Nyberg Rivers, which is being developed by CenterCal TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A crowd of city officials and others gathered to watch as Jiggles was torn down on Monday, July 7.

Along with a demolition crew, among those in hardhats were Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Linda Moholt and CenterCal general manager Chad Hastings.

“Honestly, I feel that what we’re doing in this project is an upgrade,” CenterCal's CEO Fred Bruning told The Times last month.

At the time of Jiggles' closing, owner Jane Coppedge didn't know where she'd be moving the business, but mentioned she didn't want to move any further south than Tualatin. She denied rumors of a possible move to Wilsonville.

by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - CenterCal Properties general manager Chad Hastings swung a sledge hammer into the Jiggles building, which was torn down to make room for three sit-down restaurants.Tualatin's city officials are ready to move past the long-standing strip club entrance to the city, and instead invite visitors in with Cabela's, the flagship establishment of the Nyberg Rivers development. Slated to open in September, the business is expected to hire 200 part- and full-time employees. As a whole, the properties at Nyberg Rivers will create 1,700 jobs.

“This is, in many ways, the entryway to Tualatin,” Hastings told The Times last month. “It's something to be proud of.”

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