A business license was taken out late last month for Motif Restaurant and Lounge and the listed address of the business, according to city records, is 62 E. Main St., where the restaurant Kat Wok was located before it closed last August. The owner of Kat Wok, Mark Tangeman, had been looking for an investor to revitalize the business since March 2008. Calls to Kat Wok and to a number listed on city documents for Motif Restaurant and Lounge were not returned.
Edenvale Winery is planning to open a tasting room and wine bar on March 1 in Ashland's plaza. The Southern Oregon company also has a tasting room in Medford. Calls about the Ashland tasting room were not returned.
Shakespeare & Co., an antiques shop at 154 E. Main St., will close in mid-March. The owners of the store, David Ralston and Susan Lloyd, opened Antiquarium, another antiques store, at 197 E. Main St. last June. Their lease is up at the Shakespeare & Co. building at they have decided to close the business to focus on Antiquarium, Ralston said. Shakespeare & Co., which features antiques from several dealers, is holding a closing sale this month. For more information on Shakespeare & Co. call 488-1474 and for more information on Antiquarium call 488-1615.
The Ashland Internet Marketing Group will host a seminar on "Best Design Principles for Websites, Social Networks and Blogs," featuring presentations by local Web designers and programmers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ashland Historic Railroad Museum, 258 A St., suite 7. Donations of $4 will be requested to cover the cost of the event. For more information contact John David Van Hove by calling (800) 640-5947 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy is launching an Enterprise Development Program created by Mona Kool-Harrington and Gary Einhorn, who are longtime business consultants. The THRIVE program will provide new and existing business owners in Jackson County with training and support to start and grow their businesses. A class on "creating a successful business" will start April 22 and a peer discussion group aimed at businesspeople will begin April 28. For information call 201-3093.
— Hannah Guzik
If you know of any Ashland businesses that have just opened or closed, contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.