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Local Businesses look to “Occupy Lakeview”

Last year, Mike Beeson, owner of the 39er store on E Street in Downtown Lakeview, was part of “Occupy E Street.” The event was designed to include all the businesses on E Street and encourage them to show what they have to offer. This year, it has changed names to “Occupy Lakeview,” and Beeson is requesting that the Town of Lakeview close down E Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. He’s expanding it to include all of Lakeview, and would like to invite all merchants on E Street and in town to get involved and have specials for the event.

The closed road will span from the True Value store to the Chamber of Commerce, and will be closed to through traffic and will welcome heavy foot traffic.

When Aimie Kintzley spoke at Town Hall on Tuesday, July 9, she provided a list of what Occupy Lakeview is looking to provide.

They are looking to do a car show, a bicycle event, have jerky demos, ice cream, a chicken sandwich booth from Greg Weed, and a barbecue from Lakeview Meat Lockers.

“The goal is to support the swimming pool,” Beeson said. “A portion of all the funds and profits will be going to the Town Pool.”

For more information, or if you are interested in bringing your business to Occupy Lakeview, call Beeson at 541-947-3998.f.

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