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Monday, June 18, 2018

Airway Heights’ new Noodle Express is now open!

Despite construction delays the new Noodle Express location in Airway Heights is now open!  This is the 8th location for the Spokane based chain of fast casual Asian restaurants. The Airway Heights store is slightly over 2100 square feet and located in the Crosspoint Plaza at 10408 W US Hwy 2 suite 1.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Renderings reveal look of new 7 story building coming to Downtown Spokane

In case you missed it, a new 7 story mixed use building is in the works on the western edge of Downtown Spokane at 1309 W 1st. . The new building will replace a much smaller single story building on the same site and will connect to the Password building directly next door at the corner of 1st & Adams.


While actual construction won't happen till later this year, locally based architecture firm, Trek Architecture has shared a rendering of the plan. Once complete this new building will be primarily apartments 48 1 and 2 bedroom rental units and ground floor commercial lease space. Here is a look at the rendering-




The same developers are also proposing a plan to renovate a former auto repair facility in the same block of W 1st into a new brewery and restaurant.


We're keeping an eye on both projects, so stay tuned for more in the future...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Alaska Airlines to add non stop flights between San Diego and Spokane

It's no secret that Spokane International Airport is growing, over the last few months several new non stop flights have been added. Planning is currently in the works for renovations to begin next year and with an Amazon Fulfillment Center planned to open next year near by, even the air cargo numbers will likely increase.


In fact just this morning it has been announced that Alaska Airlines will add a daily non stop flight between Spokane and San Diego. This will be the first non stop connection between the 2 cities, which is set to begin on Oct. 1st . Alaska will use a Embraer 175 jet for the route and will depart from Spokane nightly at 5:40pm with a return flight departing from San Diego at 7:10am and arriving here in Spokane at 9:55am.


Both San Diego and Spokane are also airports that participate in Alaska's "wine fly's free" program which allows mileage plan members to check an entire case of wine, up to 12 bottles, for no baggage fee, something very unique in the air travel industry.


This new connection is huge for Spokane as it opens up another link between us and Southern California. It's also a great connection point for travel between Spokane and Latin America. This new flight will surely mean a lot to the local business community "We want to thank Alaska Airlines for this important commitment," said Spokane Airport Board Chair Nancy Vorhees. "Nonstop service from the second largest city in Washington state to the second largest city in California has been an important priority for us and our partners in the business community, in particular LabCorp and Itron "


This is the second new non stop flight announced recently as Frontier Airlines announced earlier this month they will start a Spokane to Las Vegas flight beginning in August.


For more information on Spokane International Airport, visit- http://spokaneairports.net
And, for more info on Alaska Airlines , visit- http://alaskaair.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Bartlett, seeks to build larger second live music venue in Spokane

The Bartlett is well known around Spokane as an all ages live music venue. The business has hosted some pretty awesome up and coming bands in it's Downtown space at 228 W. Sprague. But, now The Bartlett's owners are working on bringing a new second music venue to Spokane, this time in Browne's Addition and they need the community's help!

While not named yet they recently signed a lease on the former Sunset Junction bar at 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. This new venue is defiantly larger then The Bartlett with 10,000 square feet and would be huge for the local music scene. There isn't an opening date set yet either but some construction work is under way.

But, building such a venture doesn't come cheep so The Bartlett will be hosting a 1 night only " kickstarter style " event on Thursday, June 28th . They hope to raise $40,000 to get this exciting new venue moving. The event, called  " Kickstart The Bartlett 2.0 " will take place at 8:30pm with a cocktail hour from 7:30-8:30. They say there will be more info released about the new venue at the event.

Tickets to Kickstart The Bartlett 2.0 are $20 and include one drink. Tickets are for sale now on TicketFly at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1716084/tfly?utm_medium=destination&utm_source=eventbrite

And, for more information on The Bartlett, including other upcoming shows there visit-

http://thebartlettspokane.com

Dominos Pizza adding more locations in our area

In the coming months watch from a few more Domino's Pizza locations will be poping up around our area with new locations in the works in Spokane , Spokane Valley and Post Falls. Here's the details-

Pacific Pie,Inc. , the Spokane based franchisee of basically all of the Domino's in our area ( except North Idaho ) is planning two new stores and jumping into the development world as well. The company recently purchased a 1.07 acre lot at 604 S. Sullivan Rd. , close by Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley. There they plan to build a small strip mall of 4 bays, 1 of which will be used for a new Domino's Pizza location. The remaining space would be leased out to other businesses.

Over in Spokane proper Pacific Pie,Inc. also recently acquired the former Hamilton Mart building at 1320 N. Hamilton in the Logan neighborhood. Building permits a new Domino's at that location are currently in plan review phase and interestingly enough include an outdoor patio. The new Domino's Pizza on Hamilton should be complete around September and the new Sullivan Rd. location will likely be complete sometime in the fall.

Over in North Idaho building permits have been issued for a 2nd location of Domino's Pizza in Post Falls. The new Post Falls Domino's will take the space of a former Chiropractor's office at 606 N. Spokane St. , just off of I-90. This location is likely intended for the western side of the city as they also recently relocated the original Post Falls location to the corner of Mullan & Hwy 41 on the far eastern side of the town. No word on when this location will open however.

Domino's Pizza is the sixth largest fast food chain, by locations, in the world. World wide they have over 14,000 stores, which can be found in dozens of countries. Back home here in the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene general area Domino's Pizza has 15 locations already open, and these 3 more to be open soon.

For more information on Domino's Pizza , or to place and order, check their website at-

http://dominos.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Small new strip mall coming out front of Yoke's on Sprague

A portion of the Northwest corner of the Sprague Ave. Yoke's parking lot is being converted into a new commercial building for a variety of businesses. Once completed, the new building will be a 4 bay strip mall with the address of 13014 E. Sprague Ave.


The building should be ready in about 3-4 months and will be about 5880 square feet, divisible down to 1400 square feet suites. The building will share parking with the Yoke's store and the nearby Payless Shoe Source store which is also on a pad site in the parking lot.  Leasing work is being done now but no spaces are officially leased as of my checking.

The building will likely fill quickly with businesses as it's has a prime location facing Sprague, with 21000+ daily car count and many other well known established businesses in the same neighborhood.

Cantu Commercial Properties,LLC is marketing the property with lease rates being $18 per square foot or $20 per square foot for the end cap spaces. More info, including contact info, can be found on their website at- http://cantucommercial.com

Monday, June 11, 2018

New Indian restaurant coming soon to Coeur d' Alene

A new restaurant is coming soon to Coeur d' Alene and promising to spice up the local culinary scene. That's' because this new restaurant will be Coeur d' Alene's only ( and likely first? ) Indian restaurant.


The new business, which will be called The Mango Tree will open in what was last used by another restaurant called Fedora. Located at 1726 W Kathleen Ave, just west of Ramsey Rd., The Mango Tree will be operated by different owners from Fedora and will remodel the building before opening. Currently The Mango Tree is planned to open sometime in early July.

The Mango Tree identifies as an " Indian Kitchen and Tap House " . The menu will be made up of Indian curries and grill items such as Indian style pizza and wraps. They are now hiring for all positions and for updates follow them on Facebook at-
http://www.facebook.com/mangotreecda

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cool Beans Coffee expanding with new full coffee shop coming soon in Spokane Valley

Cool Beans Coffee has been a favorite South Hill coffee drive through for quite some time. Their stand serves up fresh coffee, espresso drinks and so much more each day at 4408 S. Regal. Guests also can find retail coffee, Isagenix products and a friendly fast barista staff so it makes total sense the business would be growing.


Cool Beans Coffee recently announced they will be opening a new location , at the former Cuppa Joe's space at Appleway & University near U City is Spokane Valley. Cool Beans will have both locations open and both will similar menus. But the new Valley location will be a bit improved.

I'm told they will have more food items as this new location has something the South Hill store does not. And, that's an indoor coffee shop space in addition to a drive though. They hope to have the drive though at the Valley location open later this month and the indoor café area operating probably about the middle of next month.

For more information on Cool Beans Coffee, check http://www.cbc509.com

Or, find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cbcspokane

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Restaurant Debut to allow a new resturarant each month to bring their unique menus to Spokane

From the " why didn't I think of that? " files is a new business coming to Spokane called Restaurant Debut.

Restaurant Debut will renovate the building at 3115 E. Mission which was last used as a short lived 2nd location for Freedom Burrito. The business will allow up and coming local chefs to rent the entire place for 1 month, meaning different cuisine, different menu and more each month. Restaurants opening at Restaurant Debut need to bring only the menu, decorations and the food. The rest, like the commercial grade kitchen. tables, chairs and utensils are all provided. Even staffing is available for an extra fee.

The new business will still need to do work to the building, etc.. in preparation so they don't plan to open till October 1st. Rent is $3,500 due at the beginning of the month, and $3,500 due at the end of the month. The restaurant owner keeps the profits, which will be likely with such a unique concept and good location close to Spokane Community College. This concept might even provide a launching point for Spokane's next new culinary hot spot.

With the opening still a few months away there isn't news about what restaurant will rent the space. However they are actively seeking restaurants to open there, with more information available from debutspokane@yahoo.com or by calling 503-481-9052.

A website is also coming soon to http://restaurantdebut.com

Or, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/restaurant-debut-1705380576212288

Monday, June 4, 2018

Large new multi-tenant industrial building coming to Riversbend Commerce Park in Post Falls

Vacancy rates among warehouses and light industrial properties across the Inland Northwest remain low. So it's no surprise that we're seeing a lot commerce and industrial parks actively building. Spokane's own Playfair Commerce Park has built and leased several new spaces over the last couple of years and there is a new push underway to fill more vacant lots on the West Plains around the Spokane International Airport.


That push to build new industrial buildings has even hit North Idaho as is evident by plans set forth by Riverbend Commerce Park near I-90 exits 1 and 2 in Post Falls. They recently started construction on a large new multi-tenant building to be called the Lemhi Building. This new building will have 50,000 square feet of space all divisible and likely available in August.




The Lemhi Building is pre-leasing now for spaces 5000 square feet and up. The spaces are leasing for 0.60 per square foot and include build out of a manufacturing floor, office and bathroom. The space can be used for many different types of companies, including new businesses just starting out. Loading docks, 24' 10" minimum clear height, LED lighting , on site parking and much more are included. And it's all just minutes away from Spokane with easy access to I-90.


For more information about this new building at the Riverbend Commerce Park in Post Falls, check out their website at- http://riverbendcp.com

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Duluth Trading Co. coming to Spokane Valley

You've likely seen their ad's on TV, but soon you'll see them in person. This is because Duluth Trading Co. announced recently they plan to build a new store in Spokane Valley.


The company which is Wisconsin based, sells primarily clothing and accessories. The companies merchandise leans more toward work wear and outdoor apparel. Duluth Trading Co. has seen rapid expansion in recent years, something not common among retailers and this Spokane Valley location will be the company's first store in Washington State.


The new Spokane Valley Duluth Trading Company store will be a 15,000 square foot new construction building to be built at 16314 E. Indiana, a bit to the east of Spokane Valley Mall. The store will be in-between the Hampton Inn and the former Hooters restaurant which is also currently under construction to be used in part by a church. Construction will likely start in the fall, meaning the new store probably won't open until early 2019.


For more information on Duluth Trading Company , check their website at- http://duluthtrading.com

Friday, May 25, 2018

Altitude Trampoline Park is now open in Spokane Valley

Staying in town this holiday weekend? Looking for something new to do? Well then you may want to check out the newly opened Spokane Valley location of Altitude Trampoline Park.

Altitude opened for the first time just this afternoon in the former Safeway at 1441 N. Argonne Rd. . The business spans about 32,000 square feet with trampolines throughout the building and 16 different attractions. Guests can check out a foam pit, rock wall, laser maze, basketball, dodgeball and much more. In all the new location employs more then 60 and is open 7 days a week.

The park is also available for birthday parties and an a wide array of other events, just contact them directly for more information. The Spokane Valley location will be second location in Washington state for the Texas based chain. The company has experienced exponential growth recently with dozens of locations currently either under construction or coming soon, Altitude is even planning to have locations in Mexico and Tokyo, Japan very soon.

For more information about the new Spokane Valley Altitude Trampoline Park, check their web site at-
http://altitudespokane.com

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cracker Barrel planning location in North Spokane

Although it isn't publicly announced yet, it looks like we can now say that the Cracker Barrel chain of restaurants and country stores is coming to Spokane!

Documents have been filed with the city, showing plans to build a new Cracker Barrel in North Spokane. The plans show the restaurant would build on the Northeast side of the N. Newport Hwy / E. Hoerner Ave. intersection, nearby The Y and the Northpointe Plaza shopping center. Those plans call for a new 9,170 square foot building to be constructed on the site. Along with a 1,316 square foot covered front porch, an addition that is a bit of an iconic feature for the chains restaurants.

The restaurant would include a new surface parking area with almost 130 parking spaces. In all  Cracker Barrel would occupy just shy of 2 acres with the site being devided, creating a new lot at the back along N. Colton St. . Inside the new Cracker Barrel will include seating for about 180 as well as a country store area. This space would sell small gifts, unique foods, country themed merchandise and more. All in all the new North Spokane Cracker Barrel will likely end up almost identical to the Coeur d' Alene location which just opened for business last year and has been packed most times since.

Currently this new restaurant is in the planning / permitting phase so there will still be more details coming so keep an eye on this site for more as we will post more information as we get it. Cracker Barrel, for those who don't know is a chain of country / Southern themed resturants with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their restaurants are family friendly and don't serve liquor. Very common along highways in other parts of the country, Cracker Barrel is a Tennessee based company that has been growing a lot lately. As of the latest information Cracker Barrel has 640+ locations and over 73,000 employees nationwide.

For more information on Cracker Barrel, visit their website at-
http://www.crackerbarrel.com


Riverside Station, a large new high rise planned in Downtown Spokane

Yes, your read the title of this correctly, if built this planned new development might just be the first large high rise to be built in Downtown Spokane since the Davenport Grand Hotel. And, if built as planned the Riverside Station would likely be the tallest building in Spokane!

Currently the tallest building in Spokane is the Bank of America Financial Center at 288 feet, but this building would have 354 feet and 31 floors.

So, where will Riverside Station be built?
It's purposed for the vacant lot on the northwest side of the N. Division / MLK Way intersection in the University District section of Downtown. The address is listed as 100 N. Division

When will Riverside Station be built? as per the plans recently filed with the City of Spokane construction will begin this fall. However it is important to note this project is still in the planning phase and developments this large rarely run on schedule.

Here is a breakdown of what is purposed in this new high rise-

Ground floor- Some parking, retail / restaurant lease space and some building support services

Floors 2-7- Parking garage ( 400 spaces )

Floor 8- Mechanical support area

Floors 9-18 Apartments ( number of apartments doesn't look to be set just yet )

Floors 19-22 Office space

Floors 23-30 Condo apartments

Floor 31 Condo apartments and mechanical


We've only recently received these details so we don't have a building rendering or anything along those lines yet. The project's developer is listed under the name Alvco,LLC which appears to be connected to local real estate investor Vincent & Janet Dressel. We'll be watching / checking for more in the coming weeks...

This is actually 1 of 3 purposed high rises in Downtown Spokane at this point in time. But, to date no construction has happened on any of the sites. The Falls Tower is planned near the Spokane Arena, and the 1400 Tower is planned to the west of Downtown along the Spokane River. There has also been on going rumblings of another high rise planned just a couple of blocks north of the Riverside Station proposal on the site of the abandoned auto shop at Division and Spokane Falls Blvd.

What do you think?
Would this project benefit Downtown? What else do you want to see come to Downtown Spokane?


Also, on a side note here is an interesting read on how everyone should be able to live downtown, something I support immensely. It's off of the Spokane Rising blog, which in itself is a site worth checking out-
http://spokanerising.com/2018/05/01/everyone-should-be-able-to-live-downtown *However note we don't know yet how much apartments in the Riverside Station building might actually go for.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The opening date for Spokane’s new Nike store is here!

We’ve watched construction crews build out Spokane’s first Nike Outlet store for the last few months. But, finally this afternoon we’ve been able to confirm that the store will open on June 14th at 10am!



Spokane’s new Nike store is the first commercial tenant of the former Macy’s building, now called The M. Other stores and restaurants are still coming but not announced yet. The new store is a 12000 +/- square feet space carrying the full line of Nike products. Currently the next closest Nike store is in Auburn,WA.



For more info on Nike, check http://nike.com

Friday, May 11, 2018

It's opening day for Sweet Peaks Ice Cream's new location in Downtown Spokane!

After a few months of remodeling the popular Sweet Peaks Ice Cream chain opens for business later this morning in Downtown Spokane. Their new location is next door to Durkin's Liquor Bar at 415 W. Main and is the seventh location overall for the Whitefish, MT based company.

( Photo credit- Sweet Peaks Ice Cream's Facebook page )

The Spokane store will officially open at 11:30am today ( May 11th ) . Customers will find nine signature ice cream flavors, joined by several more rotating seasonal flavors. The Spokane location will be similar to their other Inland Northwest location which open a couple of years ago in Downtown Coeur d' Alene.

For more information on Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, follow them on Facebook and Instagram and check out their website at- http://sweetpeaksicecream.com

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Poke Express opening day is this Friday!

Beginning tomorrow Spokane now has a fast casual Poke' restaurant! It's been the talk of our Facebook page recently so I figured I'd take a moment on here to announce that Poke' Express is to open for business tomorrow ( May 11th ) at 10:30am . The new restaurant features freshly made poke' bowls and rolled ice cream from a storefront nearby Sacred Heart at 905 S. Grand.

( Photo credit- Poke Express' Facebook page )

The restaurant is has similar concept to a Subway, which kind of make cense since it's location was last used by that chain. Which since Poke Express is a locally owned and operated business makes the news of the location all the more wonderful. Diners have the option to " build your own " bowl with a base, a protein , many side options, some sauce and toppings. Or, the menu will also have a few delicious sounding bowl options that have recommended combinations then built fresh for you.

And, yes Poke Express will also serve the same rolled ice cream that they make at their sister restaurant, Yummy Ice Cream Rolls, which can be found on N. Division, by Gonzaga in the University District.

For more information on Poke Express, check out http://pokeexpressspokane.com . Or, find them on Facebook at- http://www.facebook.com/poke-express-497960523951743

New strip mall planned near Wandermere

A small new strip mall is in the works for the vacant lot at 11921 N. Division, just to the south of the Wandermere area. Planned is a 6900 square foot building with up to four storefronts, one being specifically geared towards a new restaurant as it would include a patio and drive through lane.

Construction will likely begin sometime this year as the building is to be complete by March of 2019. Of the 4 storefronts one is leased, a space with a little more the 2100 square feet on the end but no news as of yet about what business will lease that space. The remaining spaces are up for lease and are being marketed by NAI Black. Currently space is leasing for $24 per square foot in line or $30 per square foot for the end cap restaurant space.

Below is an example rendering of the purposed new building-


For more information about leasing space at this new strip mall contact Terry McAleer at NAI Black or visit http://naiblack.com

Monday, May 7, 2018

Poole’s Public House to build new restaurant in Wandermere

Poole’s Public House , a pub style bar and restaurant in North Spokane is making big plans. They are currently in a leased strip mall space at 101 E. Hastings Rd. but will soon replace that space with a new building all their own.

They aren’t going far though as it will be just a bit to the west at 12310 N Ruby at Hastings and Ruby. The new restaurant will be a stand alone building with about 5000 square feet. It was designed by Mercier Architecture & Planning and Baker Construction will be the general contractor. Below is a look at the purposed renderings for this new Poole’s Public House.

Poole’s also has a location on the South Hill at 5620 S Regal suite 1. For more information and look at their menu check-
http://poolespublichouse.com



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Anytime Fitness to join Fairways Plaza near Cheney

The rumors are true, a fitness center is coming soon to the Fairways Plaza shopping center at 10511 W. Aero Drive. This is the shopping center that has been largely vacant since it's construction at the SR 902 exit off of I-90, except for a McDonald's & a physical therapy office.

The fitness center will be a location of the huge Anytime Fitness chain and take up about 2 suites there or almost 6000 square feet. The goal is to have the new Anytime Fitness open sometime in the early summer. They plan to begin accepting members as soon as the end of this month.

As is with all Anytime Fitness, members can work out at Anytime with 24 hour access via a key fob. Members will also get access to use Anytime Fitness' 4000+ other gym locations. This new location will also have a fitness studio with over 200 automated classes, a free weight area, many machines, men's & women's showers and occasional group events and outings. Personal training services will also be available.

While this location will be a locally owned and operated franchise, Anytime Fitness actually a huge recognizable chain with locations throughout United States and several other countries around the world. The Minnesota based company has been in operation for about 16 years and can today boast more then 2 million clients. This will be the fourth Anytime Fitness location in the Spokane area with a couple more in the Kootenai County area.

For more information on Anytime Fitness, check their website at-

http://www.anytimefitness.com

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