Thursday, February 18, 2021

North 40 Outfitters and other projects progressing in the area around US 2 & Deer Heights Rd

After years of speculation that a North 40 Outfitters would open a store in Airway Heights, we are now seeing an actual structure going up for the new store. The farm, ranch and outdoor retailer will have a 95,000 square foot building at 9646 W. US 2, just north of the new roundabout at US 2 & Deer Heights Rd. The site technically falls within the city limits of Spokane, but is next to Airway Heights proper.

The store is planned to open sometime late this year. It will feature merchandise departments including feed, tack, animal health, fencing, sporting goods, hardware, tools, plumbing, electrical and automotive. The new store will also have a 20 yard indoor archery range and a full archery department.

But, like much of the West Plains many other projects are dotting the landscape all around. Plans are also calling for a new shopping center to be built directly in front of the new North 40 Outfitters store at  9746 W. US 2. There leasing is happening for a 8,150 square foot plaza that is half empty and up for lease and the other half will be occupied by a new Multicare Indigo Urgent Care. More info on that project is available via Hawkins Edwards Inc. at

Also, a new commercial development called Hazelwood Square is progressing to the west of this area that will upon completion will include new retail space with warehouses behind. And, a new industrial development with 2 warehouses already signed on to be built will be coming soon not far from the site off of Flint Rd, behind the Triumph factory. Watch for news on those projects in upcoming posts and on our Instagram @spokane_business .

Progress watch- McFarlane Industrial Park

 As part of our "Progress Watch" series of posts we're checking in on the construction of the McFarlane Industrial Park in Airway Heights. This project is bringing 187,000 square feet of new industrial warehouse space to a site at 12315 W. McFarlane Rd, west of Hayford Rd. on the south side of the City of Airway Heights. 

The project is being developed by Spokane Valley based AT Industrial and built with Divcon,Inc. acting as the general contractor. We reached out for info on when the project will be leasing / which tenants will occupy space but are waiting to hear back. The building can house up to 12 tenants and is being marketed towards e-commerce businesses for their " last mile distribution " needs. 

For more information on this project and other properties already operated by AT Industrial, visit their website at

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Retreat at 5-mile, a modern 5 story apartment building coming to the 5 Mile neighborhood

  Project rendering courtesy of Brumback Real Estate

There's an exciting new place to live coming soon to North Spokane's 5 Mile neighborhood. Given that this neighborhood of Spokane has seen a lot of growth in recent years, a new apartment complex might not be top news. But, this project is presenting a newer concept for the area as the development will be five story building with a modern look.

The apartment building, which is being called The Retreat at 5-Mile will consist of 26 units with studio and 1 bedroom homes that I'm told will feature " lux amenities and finishes ". Many units even feature panoramic un-obstructed views with visibility as far away as Downtown Spokane.

The Retreat at 5-Mile is to be completed during the Summer of 2021 and will be located at 6515 N. Austin Rd. , directly behind the 5 Mile Shopping Center. Tenants will be able to take advantage of off street parking with covered parking available, access to the apartments will be via a OpenPath secure access system and soft close doors. 

Pre-leasing is going on now with studios starting at $905 a month and 1 bedroom homes starting at $1300 a month. For more information visit their website at

Ace Business Park to provide new flex spaces off of Sullivan in Spokane Valley

Construction is on-going for a new business park project in the 15000 block of E. Marietta, just west of N. Sullivan Rd in Spokane Valley. The project is called Ace Business Park, and will be three new construction buildings with space for several new businesses as well as providing a new HQ/operations space for Ace Landscaping who will move to the new development.

Ace Business Park will consist of two buildings that will be rented out, each building will be 10,000 square feet and divided up into 5 units each ( at 2000 square feet ). The new spaces are expected to be available around the beginning of May. 

The available units can be used for an array of different types of businesses and each unit features a fire sprinkler system,  a 16x14 bay door, 3/4 bath and a separate man door into future office space with windows. The park itself has on-site surface parking and is nearby I-90 and the Spokane Business & Industrial Park.

For more information on the new Ace Business Park, check out their website at

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Local commercial driving school, Drive509 nearing completion of their new facility in Spokane Valley

 Spokane based commercial driving school, Drive509 is growing with an all new building. The company has been training drivers from a space at 3730 E. Trent, where they claim to have the largest training fleet in Eastern Washington. They also train drivers through and agreement with North Idaho College at their facility on Clearwater Lp. in Post Falls.

Drive509 is nearing completion of the new building, which is located in the 3500 blk of N. Eden Rd. , just east of the Spokane Business & Industrial Park in Spokane Valley. The school's new building has 4,000 square feet of space, a parking area and training yard for their students.

For more info on the new building and getting a CDL through Drive509, visit their website at-

Saturday, February 6, 2021

New Maverik under construction at Division & Lyons

 In the past few weeks I've received dozens emails and messages pertaining to a new construction project at the corner of N. Division & Lyons in North Spokane. At first I accidently replied to a couple people indicating it was likely connected to the future Amazon Delivery Station project just north of there. I apologize as that is actually not the case, the parking area for that project will be in the vacant lot directly next to this project and this is completely separate.

The excitement over seeing construction at this site is likely due to a couple of projects that we're to be built on the same parcel in the past. Originally the site was to be Spokane's first Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, they backed out shortly after opening their location in Post Falls. And, for a short time there was an agreement to build a Habit Burger Grill there but they also backed out. Interestingly enough though Habit Burger Grill recently announced plans to build in the Tri-Cities, so maybe they will still come this way eventually.

In fact the construction we see at the site, which is on the northeast side of intersection is for a new Maverik gas station and convenience store. Adding to the Utah based chain's growing number of locations in our area. This new Maverik will be similar to their other stores with typical c-store merchandise and hot foods, made under the company's BonFire Grill brand of foods from burritos to pizza to deli items and more.

The store will be 4,425 square feet, surface parking area and six fuel islands with pumps on either side. There is no opening date indicated for this new store just yet, for more info on Maverik, visit their website at

Thursday, February 4, 2021

New indoor market, filled with local vendors begins this weekend at Northtown Mall

Location of the market within Northtown Mall as provided on BeYOUtiful's Facebook page

The owners of the locally owned and operated BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs & More are launching a brand new indoor market called BeYOUtiful Local Market that will take place every weekend inside the Northtown Mall.

The first market will be this upcoming weekend, Feb 6th & 7th from 11-6 on the second floor of the mall by the food court. They plan to start the market with up to 20 vendors and if you are a small business owner seeking space to sell at the market contact to apply.

The owners say that in the past 4 years of operating their storefront within the mall they have noticed a change. Less foot traffic and stores struggling to stay afloat, especially now with Covid-19. Their goal with the new market is to help small businesses as well as bring business to the stores still open in the mall.

For more info on the BeYOUtiful Local Market, follow them on Instagram @spokanesbeyoutifullocalmarket. Also check out BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs & More and their " health-concious natural bath products " at or stop into their store at the mall while shopping at the Local Market.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

More projects being added to our " Current Construction Projects " list...

 Did you know we have an entire page on this site that acts as a list of current construction projects happening in the Spokane area? It's not always going to be a complete list, but it's meant to be a handy reference for those wondering what is going on somewhere.

And, I'm adding a few more projects to the list! Ones that look like they might start soon, one or two I just plain forgot in my last update,etc...

If you don't see a project listed, email me at and I'll see what I can find out about it. Here is what I'm adding...

McFarlane Industrial Park ( Airway Heights / West Plains )

Planned to be geared towards ecommerce tenants, construction is happening on a new 187,000 square foot warehouse building at 12315 W. McFarlane Rd. , just east of Exotic Metals Forming on the South side of Airway Heights. The developer of this project has done work in larger metropolitan markets and says the building could house upwards of 12 tenants.

Industrial projects north of Spokane International Airport ( Airway Heights / West Plains )

Recently, Triumph which operates one the largest industrial plants in the area ( at US 2 and Flint Rd ) announced they plan to close their plant in 2022. But the land directly south of their facility is about to take off with new facilities from other companies! These will be:

McKinistry, planning a 67,500 square foot warehouse

Puget Sound Pipe, planning a 19,600 square foot warehouse / office space

Selkirk Pharma, planning a 147,600 square foot manufacturing facility with office space.

Also, given the current market I personally don't see the Triumph facility staying vacant for too long. Although it may get divided up? I'm planning to keep an eye on that too.

Eastern Washington International Housing ( Downtown Spokane )

This plan has gone through a few versions, starting as a high rise with a public market space. But, permits have now been issued for the facility with will be at 2020 W. 7th, just south of I-90. 

The permit indicates it is now to be a 5 story mixed use building. In the original version I believe it was intended to provide housing for International students, we'll be looking into where the projects stands in the coming weeks.

Uprise Brewery ( Kendall Yards / Downtown Spokane )

Demolition crews have been busy at work removing a former warehouse, that I believe was once a bakery from the site at 617 N. Ash St. just north of Kendall Yards. Although I don't know that full plan just yet permits are now pending to replace the building with a 6500 square foot building to house a business called Uprise Brewery.

Plans call for a brewery / restaurant and "boarding house".

206 W. Riverside ( Downtown Spokane )

Sitting at the corner of Riverside and Browne in Downtown Spokane is under-utilized lot with part of a former drive up Sterling Savings Bank ( now closed ) and some parking that I believe is all monthly permit spaces.

But, that will be changing soon as permits for both the building are site grading to build a new mixed use building on the site. Plans are calling for a 5 story building with parking below, it would include ground floor commercial space and 138 apartments.

Radio Park Apartments ( South Hill )

Permits are pending for a large new apartment development that will be unique for our area. The apartments are the first phase of development on the " KXLY site " across S. Regal from the South Hill Target store. It will be built in two phases, each having 147 apartments on multiple floors wrapped around a central parking structure, a common development technique used in Texas' metro areas.

A commercial area will likely include shops and restaurants in front of the new apartments but that will come in a future portion of the development that doesn't have a timeline. 

Clemson Commercial Park ( Spokane Valley )

Permits are pending for a large expansion to the Clemson Commercial Park, off of Mamer Rd. and close by to the I-90 Evergreen Rd. interchange. 

Plans are calling for a $2 million dollar project that would add three new buildings with a total of 41,200 square feet of new with several new tenants in what appears to be flex ( commercial / light ind. ) space.

Magnolia Place ( Spokane Valley )

Plans are coming along for Magnolia Place , a development of assisted living and memory care housing to be built at 16522 E. Desmet Ct, nearby Indiana Pkwy and I-90 in Spokane Valley.

Early plans show a 53,400 square foot facility with 80 assisted living units and 44 memory care units housing about 124 residents.

Euclid Logistics Center ( Spokane Valley )

Being built adjacent to the Spokane Business & Industrial Park off of Euclid Rd is the Euclid Logistics Center. The first built has already been built with 120,000 square feet and almost completely leased already. A second building of similar size is under construction now.

Once fully built out the Euclid Logistics Center will have four building and over 500,000 square feet of new warehouse / industrial space.

Flora Rd. Apartments / mixed use ( Spokane Valley )

Planned at 1215 N. Flora Rd is what will someday be a large apartment complex. The project will be built in phases and when built out will include 290 apartments in two five story buildings and 9,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor of the building closest to Flora Rd itself.

The first building is the first phase with 141 market rate apartments and the commercial space.

Western States Equipment ( Liberty Lake )

After some delays pertaining to the roadways around the site / traffic , the project to open a large new Western States CAT equipment dealership will be moving forward in the coming weeks at 20150 E. Cataldo in Liberty Lake ( on the Spokane Valley city limits also ).

Plans call for a new 46,000 square foot equipment shop, 15,000 square foot parts warehouse, 15,000 square foot hydraulics and spec shop in addition to office space and sales yard areas. All visible from I-90 next door to the Camping World RV Dealership.

The Point at Liberty Lake ( Liberty Lake )

The Point at Liberty Lake will be a new commercial development, planned to be built in phases on the western edge of the City of Liberty Lake. The site's address is 19501 E. Appleway.

Once fully built out the development will include four 4,000 square foot warehouses, a 2,000 square foot RV wash, two retail buildings with 6,830 square feet and a fast food restaurant. The warehouses and RV wash will likely be built in the first phase.

Spiceology growing into new space at Playfair Commerce Park

Spiceology continues to grow, the Spokane based company which develops and manufactures various spices, seasonings, rubs, etc. has gone from a being small start up at their founding in 2013 to one of Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest growing companies as of 2020. Last year the company also secured  $4.7 million in funding and hired Maria Emmer-Aanes as VP of Retail & Grocery and Steve Mailiard was promoted to VP of Operations and Supply Chain, ushering in a new chapter for the company.

Interior of the new Spiceology space at Playfair Commerce Park, courtesy of Spiceology.

Along with the internal changes, Spiceology is also expanding with the recent start of construction on a new facility located at the Playfair Commerce Park, east of Downtown Spokane. The company plans to move their SpiceLab operations into the approximately 25,000 square foot space within the Playfair 3 building at 2700 E Ferry Ave.

They also will keep their current HQ and fulfillment facility open at 715 E. Sprague, which is roughly the same size as the new facility. Spiceology says they plan to move their SpiceLab operations the the Playfair site towards the end of Q1 and be operational with new automation around April of this year.

For more information on Spiceology, visit their website at-

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Killer Burger planning Coeur d' Alene location, their first in Idaho

 Killer Burger, a famed Portland based " rock n' roll burger hangout ", has inked a multi-unit franchise agreement that will start with a location in Coeur d' Alene, the first location in Idaho for the Killer Burger chain. Future locations in the agreement I'm told may also include restaurants in the Spokane area.

Interior of the Happy Valley Killer Burger location shown as an example, images are courtesy of Killer Burger / All Points PR

The franchise holder Wes Walterman says " I am thrilled to that I have the opportunity to be the first to introduce Idaho to Killer Burger " . Walterman also opened Killer Burger's first franchise location in Happy Valley,Or. along with his wife Coral Walterman.

Killer Burger plans to open the new Coeur d' Alene location in a soon to be announced location near the corner of US 95 and Prairie Ave. with a build out likely starting in April and an opening later this year. 

Killer Burger's menu they say is a mix of classic and original tastes, all burgers are served with fries and topped with bacon and select proprietary sauces. They say creativity and tradition collide perfectly on their menu, that will also include craft beers and ciders on draft or to go. For more information on the company and their menu, check out their website at

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Recent local real estate transactions

 A look at some recent real estate transactions in our local area as Jan.16th 2021.

 These are only a small percentage of the deals happening, but is intended to be some highlights published as they we're reported to us. Brokers and the like are welcome to send their latest deals to us at ( office ) or to me personally at

- The building at 1118 N. Washington in Spokane sold on Dec. 30th. Workpointe is the new owner and they plan to remodel and move their operations to the building.

- Zigler Family Law, PLLC leased 1031 square feet of office space at 201 W. North River Dr. in Spokane. Bob Spooner with Goodale & Barbieri represented the landlord in the lease.

- Homestreet Bank leased 2170 square feet of office space also at 201 W. North River Dr. in Spokane. Bob Spooner with Goodale & Barbieri represented the landlord in the lease.

- Goodale & Barbieri reports they arranged the sale of The Parkade Plaza parking garage at 511 W. Main St in Downtown Spokane. A seller group made up of 34 owners have sold the asset to Seattle based GT Mukilteo, LLC. G & B's David & Eric Peterson represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction. 

The Parkade Plaza was built in 1966 and has a total 373,880 square feet, housing 963 parking stalls and 37,083 square feet of retail and office space.

- Cory Barbieri & Ryan Oberg of Goodale & Barbieri represented the seller in two recent building sales at Grapetree Village on the South Hill. 2203 E. 29th Ave. with 3800 square feet sold for $1 million ( $236 PSF ) and 2007 E. 29th Ave. with 5979 square feet sold for $1.825 million ( $304 PSF ).

- Kody Little Portait ,LLC has leased 4830 square feet of space at 821 W. 2nd Ave. in Downtown Spokane. Clayton McFarland of Goodale & Barbieri represented Kody Little in the lease.

- Cory Barbieri of Goodale & Barbieri represented the tenant Ten Capital Wealth Advisors in the lease of 12049 square feet of office space in Spokane's Wonder Building at 835 N. Post.

-SVN Cornerstone broker Guy Byrd represented both the seller and the buyers in the sale of a 27830 square foot industrial warehouse at 11427 W. 21st Ave. in Airway Heights. The building was purchased by the California based Matterhorn Alliance Trust who plan to market at lease the building.

West Plains Dental planning new location open house


West Plains Dental is now open in their new location at 10507 W. Aero Rd., the first of four business to open in a newly constructed shopping center at the site. To celebrate the new office West Plains Dental is planning a family friendly open house event on January 29th from 3-6pm.

"We want people to know that while we may be new to the area, we're not the ' new kids of the block " says Dr. Plaster DDS. " We have been serving the Spokane community for over 15 years. Our staff is made of community members dedicated to giving all patients professional and sanitary dental practices ".

The Open House will include a photo booth with digital photo strips for sharing, raffle prizes from neighboring businesses and gift bags filled with treats for your sweet tooth and knick knacks for all attendees. RSVP's are not required but those interested can sign up on their Facebook event at

And, for more information on the services provided by West Plains Dental, visit their website at-