Biz Beat 2-14-2013

Sam Adato’s Drum Shop is packing up its huge inventory of new, used and rental percussion instruments and associated accessories in San Francisco and moving to 1755 W. 11th Ave. in Eugene, a location previously occupied by the Reptile Kingdom pet shop. The new store hopes to open March 1. Why the move? Adato closed his doors in San Francisco in late December and is quoted in the East Bay Express saying he likes Eugene and he’s ready for a change. “It’s a beautiful place to live,” he says. “I went from L.A. to Santa Cruz to San Francisco. Now it’s time to move again.” See the Express story and photos at 

Lussuria Salon is Eugene’s “first luxury salon and spa with onsite childcare,” says Elisha Johnson, co-owner with Shawn Mohr. The salon, which offers hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials and body wraps, is planning a grand opening party from 5 to 8 pm Saturday, Feb. 16, at 160 Oakway Road, Suite 100, with access off Eastwood Lane. See photos of the salon at, call 505-9699 or email 

Bruce Robertson is the new owner of CAR HELP by Oregon Auto Repair, located at 89962 Prairie Road, across from the Prairie Schooner Tavern in Eugene. Robertson is a 30-plus-year ASE certified master mechanic, a former World Challenge car crew chief and an experienced auto repair shop owner. He says he works on “everything from classic to performance cars, European, domestic and everything in between.” The shop is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday. Call 357-7311 or email 

Dutch Bros. Coffee collected nearly 26,000 pounds of canned food for FOOD for Lane County last year, and they are doing it again this Valentine’s Day. Bring in three cans of food Feb. 14 and get a free beverage of any size. Dutch Bros. has locations in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Cottage Grove and Florence. See

South Eugene merchants have started up Second Saturday Artwalk that includes art, live music and refreshments. The first one was Feb. 9 and the next will be 5 to 8 pm March 9. So far the participants are Capella Market, Holy Cow, Turtles, Marina Studio, Arriving by Bike, O’Brien Imaging, Jenny’s Hair and Co. and Beaudet Jewelry Design. Artists so far have included Ellen Tykeson, Carla Wenzlaff, Izzy Fletcher, Rik Larson, Tana Overman, Ginny Freeman, Shannon Knight and musician Ken Sokelov. “This is a wonderful way to show off our great neighborhood and showcase some of our local artists,” says Jenny John of Jenny’s Hair. She can be reached at 968-7198.

The Corvallis Fall Festival has hired a new executive director, Christine Hackenbruck, to replace retired longtime director Cynthia Spencer. Chris Neely served in the position for about six months and resigned in January. Hackenbruck is from New Orleans and has lived in Corvallis for 10 years. She has been involved in the Majestic Theatre management and Corvallis School District theaters. The 41st annual Corvallis Fall Festival is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 and applications are now being accepted for artists. See

EWEB is now accepting applications for a 2013 Greenpower grant worth up to $100,000 to fund high-impact projects and programs that drive advancements in renewable energy for EWEB customers. The annual grant is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, academic institutions or government and other public agencies. One grant of up to $100,000 will be awarded at the Earth Day Celebration April 20 at EWEB. Application deadline is Feb. 28. See

The nonprofit Occupy Mobile Medical Unit will be making regular visits from 3 to 5pm Fridays to Reality Kitchen, 245 Van Buren, offering free medical for those unable to pay. See or