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Biz Beat 10-25-2012

The Community Veterinary Center, a new nonprofit low-cost clinic, has opened in Eugene to meet the needs of household pets owned by low-income residents of Lane County. Services are by appointment only and all new clients must provide documentation of income to qualify for the services. The center is located at 470 Hwy. 99 N. in Eugene. Hours of operation are Mondays from 2 to 6 pm and Thursdays from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Phone for information and appointments is 636-3324.

The David Minor Theater, “Eugene’s First Downtown Movie Theater & Pub,” is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a special showing of the election comedy The Campaign at 7:30 and 9:30 pm Friday, Nov. 2. The theater at 180 E. 5th Ave. is boasting a new ticket window and new furniture in Theater 1. Also new to the food menu since summer are treats from Divine Cupcake. See davidminortheater.com for show-times.

We hear Pegasus Pizza is opening a new location at 29th and Willamette near Market of Choice around Dec. 1. This site is the old location of The Rabbit Bistro & Bar. Pegasus, in addition to its original location in an old frat near campus at 790 E. 14th, also has a restaurant in Oakway Center. Owners are Lori and Paul Reader. The Rabbit, offering French cuisine, closed last spring with the promise of reopening later at a new location, but no word yet.

Falling Sky Brewing, which just opened in January, announced plans this week to double its brewing capacity. “Looks like we need to drill more taps,” says Scott Sieber, lead brewer, citing “the insatiable IPA thirst.” The brewery has purchased to 18-barrel fermenters and a brite tank made by Metalcraft Fabrication in Portland. The brewpub and restaurant is at 1334 Oak Alley and is offering 25 cents off each pint whenever it’s raining. Let it pour!

Ninkasi Brewing is also busy growing its capacity in its fourth expansion since the company formed in 2006. Groundbreaking was Oct. 18 at a building project at 135 Blair Blvd. Ninkasi is currently brewing about 95,000 barrels and year and expects to increase that to 295,000 barrels a year when the project is completed in late 2014.

Public radio station KLCC ended its fall marathon Oct. 12 with pledges and contributions totaling $287,240, beating the fall goal of $285,000. Nearly 1,500 listeners called in during the marathon, and more than 1,600 listeners donated online or through the mail. It’s not too late to contribute. Visit klcc.org