Big jumps in food prices hit Salem restaurants, institutions

Annette’s Westgate Cafe goes through about 330 pounds of bacon a week.  It’s a staple for the Salem restaurant on Northwest Edgewater Street, which has been serving hearty meals for 15 years. Owner Brian Kato Dilks said many of the proteins served at Annette’s are bought on six-month or year-long[Read More…]

As Roth’s Fresh Markets goes corporate, leaders say focus will remain on customer service

Roth’s Fresh Markets on Wallace Road Northwest in Salem. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) Mitch Teal has one piece of advice for the new owners of Roth’s Fresh Markets: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Teal, a Salem commercial real estate broker who has worked with the Roth family since the[Read More…]

With interest from low-cost airlines, optimism grows about commercial service at Salem Airport

Empty seats at Salem Municipal Airport. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Brent DeHart believes the Salem Municipal Airport is close to having commercial air service. DeHart is a leader in a contingent of local business owners and residents called Fly Salem that have been seeking to restore passenger service to Salem since[Read More…]