More co-working space is on it's way to the Lilac City. The latest is a new locally owned and operated venture which will be called Praxis Coworking.
Praxis Coworking is under construction now with an opening date set for Jan. 3rd, 2018 . The new facility will occupy a 3500 square foot space on the fourth floor of the Holley Mason Building. And, if the adage location, location, location is true Praxis will be success as it'll be just a short walk from all of Downtown Spokane and easy public transit access. Parking ( albeit paid parking, it is Downtown after all ) is on site and the Rocket Bakery has a location on the ground floor of the building for a espresso, pastry or a sandwich any time of day.
Like most coworking businesses people will buy into memberships at Praxis. A month to month option will run $275 a month and there will be discounted rental rates for longer term commitments. Coworking is way cheaper then renting a full office, more professional then working from home and can be beneficial to work alongside others for collaborations, mentoring, etc...
Member of Praxis will enjoy- a private desk, access to all business & recreation amenities , a key, wifi and use of private rooms based on availability . Also, of note they are offering some special deals to their " founding members " who sign up now before the opening date.
Signs are up and after a couple of delays the construction is beginning for the new Costco store coming soon to the 12000 blk of N. Newport Hwy. That store will replace a smaller Costco on N. Division and as it would turn out it's not going to be the only commercial construction site in the area.
That's because a project is going out to bid now for a new freestanding Starbucks Coffee location on a pad site of the Pinewater Plaza shopping center. The new coffee shop's address will be 10919 N. Newport Hwy. and will be directly south of Frank's Diner.
The 2011 square feet with both a dine in area and a drive thru lane and small 500 square foot patio area for outdoor dining during the warmer months. The store will be like other Starbucks, owned by corporate and carrying a menu of coffees, some pastries and a few sandwiches. The project will be overseen by general contractor Vandervert Construction and designed by Russell C. Page Architects both of Spokane.
For more information on Starbucks or to place an order online, visit-
Another chain of indoor trampoline parks is coming to Spokane. Colleyville,TX based trampoline park company Altitude Trampoline Park has entered into an agreement with a local franchise owner, Brandon & Kendra Gadish to open a location in Spokane Valley.
The new Spokane Valley Altitude Trampoline Park will take the place of the former Safeway store at 1441 N. Argonne Rd. A good amount of remodeling work will be done the building, which is about a block south of I-90. As of now the new business will open sometime in the Spring of 2018 and will be about 32,000 square feet.
The new Altitude Trampoline Park will encompass a large interconnection of wall to wall trampolines and cutting edge attractions for the amusement and exercise of all guests regardless of their age. There will be a kids zone, foam pits, trapeze , basketball dunking lanes , a rock wall and even something not done before in our area: a laser maze over trampolines.
To sign up to get e-mails on the progress at the new business, visit the Spokane location's future website at http://altitudespokane.com
A new Chinese restaurant will be opening soon at the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center on the South Hill. The new restaurant will be a locally owned and operated establishment called Chef Lu's Asian Bistro.
The restaurant will specialize in Sichuan cooking and will also have a full liquor license and a sushi bar. Chef Lu's will take the place that was last used by the Costa Vida chain who closed and consolated that location in with their new Valley location at Sprague & Sullivan. The new restaurant will open next month.
Chef Lu's Asian Bistro will a venture from the same ownership as Chinese Gardens Restaurant in Cheney. That restaurant will unfortunately close shortly after the new restaurant opens. Currently there isn't a website or Facebook page online for Chef Lu's but watch here and our Facebook page in the coming weeks for more information on the menu, etc for Chef Lu's Asian Bistro.
Culture Breads is already an operating locally owned and operated baking operation supplying breads to a few local locations, including Rocket Market on the South Hill. Culture Breads now wants to take the next step in opening a brick & mortar location which is actually already being built in a formerly vacant building in the South Perry District.
Culture Breads takes breads seriously as part of the new location they have launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to purchase a unique wood fired oven and stone grain mill and more. The Kickstarter campaign which I will link to at the bottom of this article currently has raised a little over $9,000 of a $20,000 goal. The Kickstarter is for " all or nothing " and needs to be funded by Dec. 13th at 11:03 PST.
Culture Breads is hoping to open in the Spring at 1026 E. Newark and will be a full bakery baking products using grains grown on farms on the Palouse, meaning the new bakery will also provide more jobs and income locally in addition to bread and baked goods.. The space will also be shared with a new microbrewery called Grain Shed Brewing, which we don't really have much info on.
I recommend checking out Culture Breads page on Kickstarter and giving if you can. The Kickstarter page all says a lot more about what they have planned. Check that out at-
Construction has started in the Merrit Creek office park area of Riverstone in Coeur d' Alene for a new office building that will be quite a bit larger then what is there now. The site is visible from Northwest Blvd. and will be used by a growing dermatology practice that is planning on replacing a clinic they already have nearby.
North Idaho Dermatology is that dermatology practice and they will construct a 36,850 square foot three story building that will be both a clinic and office space. The structure will provide space for the following-
- 35 exam and procedure rooms
- business and support offices
- lab enviroments
- underground parking garage
The new building is planned to be completed around the 3rd quarter of 2018. North Idaho Dermatology has been serving the Inland Northwest since 1999, the board certified physicians have helped over 70,000 patients with all kinds of skin care needs. While the clinic in Riverstone is their main location and definatly now the largest they all see patients at locations in Liberty Lake, Moscow and Sandpoint.
For more information on North Idaho Dermatology visit their web site at- http://niderm.com
And, here is a look at some renderings of the new building going up now in Riverstone-
BoxLunch a newer retail chain that is growing in popularity will open it's doors very soon in Spokane Valley Mall. The store which is a sister chain of Hot Topic but sells gifts, collectables, apparel, home goods and more geared towards pop culture with a lot of Disney items.
As of the most recent info BoxLunch has about 50 locations with a couple open in Western Washington. The company has been in business since 2015 and is headquartered in Industry,CA.
The Spokane Valley Mall BoxLunch store will open sometime this month and will be located on the first floor of the mall nearby H&M . They are currently hiring for all positions for the new store and this is the only store from the chain currently planned to open in the Spokane area. Hot Topic itself has stores in Spokane Valley Mall and Northtown Mall here in Spokane.
For more information on BoxLunch, visit their website ( where they also sell all of their merchandise) at- http://www.boxlunch.com
The Spokane Tribe of Indians says they are now about 85% complete on their new Spokane Tribe Casino by the corner of US 2 & Craig Rd in Airway Heights. They aren't saying when their opening date is just yet other then it will be by the end of the year. However, worldcasinodirectory.com says their opening date will be Dec. 29th but while that site is not official the date does seem to make sense, we will see...
But, what we can speak on today is the bar and restaurant options of the new Casino as we now have a bit more info on that front. The Spokane Tribe Casino will have 1 sit down restaurant , 1 bar and 1 grab and go deli type of restaurant. Here is the names and what to expect from each-
Three Peaks Kitchen + Bar
A casual fine dining restaurant with scratch made menu items with locally sourced ingredients . Open daily from 11am - 10pm Three Peaks will have a selections of Washington wines and 20 craft beers.
Three Peaks Kitchen + Bar gets it's name from the peaks of Mount Spokane, Cayuse Mountain and Steptoe Butte all of which are important landmarks that roughly outline the ancestral lands of the Spokane Tribe.
Named for a traditional tribal card game played by generations of the Spokane Tribe. Whaluks will be a bar serving cocktails, beer and wines and will be open daily from 9am-2am
A deli with many grab & go items in addition to scratch made gourmet desserts. Speelya's Den will also serve locally roasted espresso and will have long hours being open from 6am-3am.
These will be the 3 places at the Spokane Tribe Casino when it opens. However they say the Casino as is, is just the first phase of what will one day be a large resort complex. The Casino when it first opens will be about 38,000 square feet and offer 450 slots and 12 table games. It is also next to the Tribe's other business venture, Spokofuel , a gas station that includes an Arby's franchise.
For more information on the Spokane Tribe Casino, check out their website at-
A cool new locally owned and operated fast casual taco shop is coming soon to Downtown Spokane. And, it's from a chef that's already built a name for himself in the local culinary scene. The new place will be called Cochinito Taqueria and is a venture from Chef Travis Dickinson who was the executive chef from Clover.
Cochinito will be serve tacos, Mexican bowls and more using high quality meats and ingredients served up fresh. Beer, wine and cocktails will also be available. A few entrees will also be available and all and at a cheaper price point then the sit down Mexican restaurants.
The business will be on the ground floor of the Peyton Building at 10 N. Post, next door the Volstead Act bar and around the corner from the STA plaza. The new restaurant will be open for both lunch and dinner and is expected to open in February.
Watch for more information on their Facebook page at-