Steve Down deal set for Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum property, averting foreclosure!

A Utah investment group has bought property that includes the space museum, the neighboring Wings & Waves Waterpark, a site where a hotel was once planned and other campus property, averting a foreclosure that could have shuttered those parts of the McMinnville attraction.

Falls Event Center LLC, the investment group led by Oregon native Steve Down, offered $10.9 million for the properties, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported last month. The sale was finalized and acknowledged by a bankruptcy court judge last week, the museum said...Continue Reading

Whatever happened to...Utah’s Widowmaker?

Local sandwich shop Even Stevens pays homage to The Widowmaker in its Draper location with a mural and motorcycle memorabilia.

On the southern edge of Draper, two-story homes populate a wedge of land once occupied only by dirt and sagebrush. A scarred 1,000-foot hillside is the single remaining clue that the area hosted an internationally recognized spectacle for 25 years.

From 1963 to 1988, "The Widowmaker" attracted thousands of revved-up motorcyclists looking for the rides of their lives in the sport of hill climbing, speeding to the top of steep hills as fast as possible...Continue Reading

This New Restaurant Feeds Thousands of Hungry People Every Day

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 48.1 million Americans have insecure access to food, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children (approximately 1 out of 5).

Several restaurants recognize these needs, and are trying to win the war against hunger...Continue Reading

Buyer emerges for Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum...guess who?! Steve Down!

The turbulent times for the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum may be on the verge of smoothing out now that a Utah businessman has agreed to buy part of the McMinnville attraction.

A purchase agreement for the property, among several bankruptcy filings submitted at the end of June, notes that The Falls... Continue Reading