Pizza shop inching toward completion
Plans for a chain of pizza shops to expand into a Newberg location have stalled as Odd Moe's Pizza hasn't made progress in reopening the former Ye Olde Pizza Shoppe building on Portland Road.
Odd Moe's Pizza is part of a chain of restaurants in northwest Oregon, with locations in McMinnville and Salem among others. The planned Newberg location would have been taken over by Aris Widiatnoko and his wife, who are franchisees of the McMinnville location. They had planned to be open by late September, they announced, although today the building is still not operational.
The former Ye Old Pizza Shoppe building was updated to code and received its permits ahead of the owners remodeling the inside.
The Newberg location isn't listed on the franchise's website yet.
Newberg Community Development Director Doug Rux said he hasn't had any communication with the Widiatnokos. Aris Widiatnoko didn't respond to a request for comment.
City Plans Examiner Corey Bingham said the city issued the permit for Odd Moe's on Sept. 20 and estimated the applicants were about three-fourths of the way from being done. Last Thursday, he said the city issued a permit for a business sign as well.
"They're moving pretty good," he said.
Bingham added that there are still inspections to do, including the final one before the restaurant can open, but said the city anticipates them finishing up fairly soon. The applicants applied in August and Bingham said it took some time for the applicants to get their plans together.
"We anticipate them finishing up pretty soon," he said.
The restaurant will serve a menu similar to its other locations, with pizza, salads, desserts and beer. The restaurant will also serve cheesy garlic bread, chicken and hots wings, as well as dough dunkers coated with cinnamon sugar.
Once open, customers can dine inside or outside and can also order online.
The McMinnville's location menu includes appetizers like barbecue ribs, potato poppers and chicken strips; three different salads; and original and boneless wings. They offer build your own pizza, with choices of crust style, sauces and toppings, as well as a Chicago-style pizza in one size. They also have several different specialty pizzas, many named after sports terms and teams.
The city of Newberg will offer a series of warming stations throughout the winter that will be supervised by the organization's staff or volunteers. The locations include the Newberg Public Library, 503 E. Hancock St., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; Chehalem Senior Center, 101 W. Foothills Drive, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2nd Second Street Community Church Drop-in Center, 504 E. First St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Dundee to hold Riverside public hearing
The city of Dundee will host its first public hearing on the Riverside District Code Project at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in City Hall. The hearing will be in front of the planning commission and will be the public's first chance to hear about updates to the plan.
YCCO to launch new partnership
The Yamhill Community Care Organization announced a new collaboration with the Performance Health Technology and Providence Plan Partners to begin Jan. 1. YCCO is responsible for the care of Oregon Health Plan members in the county and surrounding areas. Performance Health Tech and PPP will work with them to build a provider network specific to YCCO, help care management and provide pharmacy benefit management.
YCCO members will not see a coverage change. Most members will continue to be served by their primary care providers, although some rearrangements may occur. Notice of this was mailed to all members in November and new identification cards will be mailed out the final week of December. Members can contact customer service at 1-855-722-8205 for more information.