Biz Beat 11-8-2012

That’s Cool New & Used is a new retail shop at 1000 Bertelsen Road, Suite 3, in Eugene. The locally owned and operated store offers antiques, gift items, video games, housewares, used furnishings and collectables. They also do repairs and refinishing. Call 343-3642 for hours or find the store on Facebook. A website in under construction.

We hear from Benjamin Maude that GastroNomad, his small gourmet street food business, “came to an abrupt end before it even got started.” Maude says his food cart was stolen early in October, and he’s decided to use to help him get a new cart. He’s raising money to restore and retrofit a 1971 VW van. Check out the details at

The Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene’s Brava Breakfast will be at 8 am Friday, Nov. 9, at the Hilton downtown. Register at

The final Saturday Market of the season will be Saturday, Nov. 10, rain or shine, at the Park Blocks downtown, with free music on stage from 10 am to 4 pm. Holiday Market starts up the next Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Fairgrounds and continues weekends through Dec. 24.

The Tamarack Pool of Lights Celebration will be from 4:45 to 6:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3575 Donald St. in Eugene. The nonprofit wellness center’s annual event features 1,000 candles floating in the pool following talks by Mayor Kitty Piercy, Leigh Anne Jasheway and others. Music will be provided by the Shinwa Taiko Group. The celebration also honors veterans and an open swim for vets and their families and friends begins at 2 pm. See 

The Pearl Buck Center is celebrating 60 years with an open house from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 3690 W. 1st Ave. RSVP to 484-4666 by Nov. 12. 

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