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Dooger's closing; C&S opening supplies side

Warrenton Builder's Supply is the new home for C&S Builders
Thursday, May 30, 2019

C&S Builders & Supply Company opens the supply side of its business June 1. Ken Culp’s construction company relocated its headquarters earlier this year from a small side street between Fred Meyer and Big 5 Sporting Goods to the former Warrenton Builder’s Supply complex on South Main Avenue at 10th Street. Workers were clearing the lumber yard this week to make was for the hardware and supplies side of the business.

A Hammond man has sued the city over what he claims is discrimination in the construction of his home. While Warrenton City Commissioners have discussed the lawsuit in executive session twice recently, there were no decisions reported after the meeting. Dale Adams claims three former city employees colluded to get as much developer fee money from him as possible, forced him to make unnecessary improvements and delayed inspections. He wants $82,000 returned, he said. Adams has yet to receive an occupancy permit, although he and his family are living in the home.

The grand opening for a new nine-hole disc golf course at Fort Stevens is Saturday afternoon, June 1. Columbia Shores Disc Golf is in the northern section of the park’s historic area. Those who attend the grand opening get into the park free that day (it’s State Parks Day) and will have free access to the course from noon to 5 p.m. The first 150 guests receive a free Innova Shark disc. Those who make a hole-in-one on the last hole also will win a prize.

Once the bane of South Main, a property at 11th Street and Southeast Main Court is sporting a new structure. While still under construction, Mark Korpi of North Coast Classic Homes has spent this spring building a two-story duplex, which he expects to have ready to rent this summer. The eyesore he removed had been condemned and seized for back taxes by Clatsop County. Last year, the city of Warrenton’s Urban Renewal Agency decided to bid on the uninhabitable house just so it could remove the unsafe structure, but Korpi’s successful bid came in first.

Dooger’s Seafood and Grill will have its final day of operation on Memorial Day. The popular restaurant, which has been in Youngs Bay Plaza for 15 years, has had difficulties staying afloat during the winter and its only manager, Brad Campbell, died last year, leaving a void. Another restaurant in the chain closed in Cannon Beach in 2012. There will be two Dooger’s Restaurants left, one in Seaside and one in Long Beach, Wash.

A ribbon-cutting for the Cricket Wireless store in the North Coast Business Park was held last weekend. The store at 1520 S.E. Discovery Lane makes Warrenton the king of businesses offering mobile phone services. Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint all have storefronts in the business park; AT&T’s store is in Youngs Bay Plaza.

Dale Adams in front of his Hammond home (Cindy Yingst)

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