Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Business & Development Map!

On this site you'll still find posts about new businesses & developments coming to Spokane / Coeur d' Alene. But, after a short time these posts disappear into the endless pages of " previous posts" , but now if your coming here to find out about a particular construction site you can use this handy dandy Google Map of most everything I've posted about recently....

Note: not all of the construction project or new business locations will be listed on here but I will do my best to keep it up to date and add new projects as I know of them.

And, don't forget new business postings are still on this site, just scroll down!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Young Chefs Academy coming to Hayden

A new up and coming chain of children's cooking schools has a new location in the works for a site in Hayden to serve the Coeur d' Alene area. The location will be a franchise and will open for business sometime early next year in the former Mother's Cupboard Nutrition store in the Prairie Shopping Center by the corner of Prairie & US 95 .

Young Chefs Academy describes itself as unique culinary experience which offers cooking classes to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. The location will have weekly classes and workshops in addition to more special events like birthday parties and camps.

The chain is a Texas based company who lets kids cook for real and build their skills early in life. The business might even inspire some of the future chefs opening restaurants written about on this very site. They currently have about 20 locations with 2 locations other then Coeur d' Alene / Hayden that are also opening for business soon.

For more information on the new local Young Chefs Academy, visit-

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Restaurant Openings - Oct. 24th 2016

Bruncheonette opens near Courthouse

The Couple of Chefs food truck has officially opened the next phase of their culinary empire, and while Couple of Chefs is still operating they have also branched out with their first brick & mortar restaurant. That restaurant is Bruncheonette and it opened last week at 1011 W. Broadway , a couple of blocks from the Courthouse & Kendall Yards.

Bruncheonette is a breakfast & lunch establishment that's a bit unique with items like a tamale waffle , healthy Elvis chocolate & banana protein pancakes, verde hash and much more. More common breakfast items can also be found at Bruncheonette like biscuits & gravy and so much more. Keeping with the brunch concept some sandwiches and salads are also on the menu. Also coffee is available with locally produced Roast House Coffee being brewed fresh.

They also allow event space rental for groups with catering service also still available.

Tecate Grill re-opens on Northwest Blvd.

Re-opening after closing down their last location in the Spring is Tecate Grill. The business anticipates to open soon, while there is no opening date set yet they will likely be ready for customers in early November. The new Tecate Grill will be in their own building at 2610 W. Northwest Blvd. . For the most part the new location will have the same menu of Mexican dishes with lunch & dinner available.

The chain restaurants are adding new locations around Spokane...

Below are each chain listed above with an address to their new stores listed below. Most are still coming soon and not open yet....

MOD Pizza
2503 W. Wellesley Ave. Suite A Spokane  ( Shadle Park Shopping Center )
9405 N. Newport Hwy  Spokane  ( in the newly re-built Heritage North Shopping Center )

Costa Vida
9412 N. Newport Hwy. Spokane
10 N. Sullivan Rd. Spokane Valley  ( under development in the same plaza as Five Guys & Petco at Sprague & Sullivan )

Carl's Jr.
1230 N. Division Spokane
1617 W. Northwest Blvd. Spokane  ( planned for a pad site at the old Albertson's building, which is becoming a Goodwill store & Planet Fitness gym location )

Sweeto Burrito
9602 N. Newport Hwy. Spokane  ( now open for business )
1839 N. Ruby Spokane
W. Appleway out front of Winco in Coeur d' Alene

Also, watch for some exciting news about the two new Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen locations coming soon to Spokane and Post Falls. It looks like both will open around the same time as each other and that will now probably be sooner rather then later...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's opening day for Urban Outfitters Spokane!

What began as a rumored " mystery retailer " coming to River Park Square in the Spring of 2015 is now a reality. The Philadelphia based Urban Outfitters chain will officially swing open the doors to the their first store in Spokane this morning at 10 am. Today may be the first day in business for Spokane's Urban Outfitters but there main grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday ( Oct. 22nd ) with local vendors during the day and live music later on in the event.

Urban Outfitters is in a newly constructed building at the corner of Main & Wall connected to River Park Square in Downtown Spokane. The building is at the site of the former Saad Building and will the store will eventually be joined by STCU and Rocket Bakery in occupying space in the new modern looking commercial building.

The Urban Outfitters company also has a handful of other retail store brands under it's banner, which they have / are also bringing to Spokane. The company has opened a Anthropologie store a couple of blocks west on Main Ave and will soon bring a Free People retail store not far from Anthropologie also on W. Main. All nearby River Park Square and on properties owned by Cowles Co.'s real estate arm Centennial Properties who owns River Park Square

Urban Outfitters offers clothing , accessories, footwear, houseware items & more . The chain has a bit of a cult following with a younger crowd like college students, hipsters and similar. The company now boasts over 400 retail stores around the world and a significant online presence.

The new store takes up most of the new 10,000 square foot two story building and is just one part of the transformation happening in the area as Wall St has been completely re-built from W. Main north to Spokane Falls Blvd. which is now more of pedestrian friendly plaza that the City says will act as a gateway into the newly re-done Riverfront Park once that project starts to wrap up in the coming months and years. A grand re-opening celebration for N. Wall St is also being held by the City of Spokane on Friday at 11:30a - 1:30p with a ceremony, food trucks and contests to win shopping sprees from Runners Soul , Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters.

For more information on Urban Outfitters, visit their website at-

Friday, October 14, 2016

Great Harvest Bread Co. to re-open on the South Hill

Once a favorite bakery with locations in Spokane, Liberty Lake & Coeur d' Alene , Great Harvest Bread Co. has been completely gone from our area since their last local location abruptly closed. That was back in early August, but fans of the Montana based chain won't need to mourn too much longer as Great Harvest Bread chain is returning to Spokane.

They have found a new franchise owner and will actually re-open in the old store location on the South Hill at 2530 E. 29th Ave. The new owners say they have done a lot of cleaning and have been busy putting in some new walls and floors in the space but will still re-open with mostly the same menu as before. Hiring is underway now and they plan on opening there by Oct. 21st.

Great Harvest Bread Co. has been operating since the mid 1970's with the first location being in Great Falls,MT . Today, Great Harvest Bread Co. boasts over 200 locations in multiple states including Alaska & Hawaii. And, of course as the name would imply the company bases much of their success on their bread , breads that they make from scratch everyday using carefully selected wheat grown in Montana's " Golden Triangle ".

Great Harvest Bread Co. sells all of their delicious breads in store, but also puts them to go use with fresh made sandwiches & paninis with sides like chips & cookies making Great Harvest Bread Co. a perfect spot for a quick lunch. In addition to the sandwiches Great Harvest also offers scones, cake breads , muffins and much more. Catering service is also available, as is larger bread orders for holidays and events.

For more information on Great Harvest Bread Co. in Spokane, visit the South Hill location's website at-

Or, find them on Facebook at-

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Buzz Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge opening on Thor

The latest buzz around the Spokane coffee shop scene is a new place setting up shop inside the former ReBoot Coffee Bar & Tech Services building, nearby Fred Meyer on Thor ( 501 S. Thor ). I'm told the Computer Services side of the business will be relocating elsewhere allowing the coffee business to take over the entire building, along with some exciting new additions.

The new business will be called The Buzz Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge and as the name would imply they also will become a full service bar in addition to selling coffee drinks.  While the business has already made the switch to the new name the full bar side is still in the works as liquor licenses can take time in Washington. They plan to host a full grand opening celebration once all the pieces of the new business come together, keep watching for more on that...

They also will have some small plate food items and do plan to continue selling their coffee / espresso drinks using coffee roasted locally by Roast House Coffee . The business will remain open during the entire transition as will the on site drive up window.

For more information on The Buzz Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge , like them on Facebook at-

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Local businesses to be first tenants of new office building on N. Division

Rising from the dirt at 11909 N. Division in North Spokane ( across from the Pine Hill Par 3 Golf Course ) , is a new building that will provide both office and clinic space to three local companies. Construction is already underway on a new 14,000 square feet structure that will be the new home to:

Spokane Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic

The Academy of Sports Performance


Inland Oral Surgery

The new spaces they say will be an innovative way to keep you healthy with joints, muscles and facial surgery all under one roof . The complex promises to be state of the art with clinics for chiropractic and soft tissue modalities including: Active Release Techniques , Gastron Technique and massage.

Local athletes will want to make note of the new space in The Academy of Sports Performance section as it will also offer a full weight room , fitness studios , batting cages and a giant indoor turf area suitable for all kinds of teams and athletes.

This is an exciting partnership between these 3 locally owned and operated businesses . All three are currently already operating elsewhere in Spokane presently. And, as per a recent article in the Spokane Journal of Business , the businesses that plan to open there will likely move in around Feb or March of 2017.

For more information on Spokane Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic visit-

For more information on The Academy of Sports Performance visit-

And, for more information on Inland Oral Surgery visit-