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Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Spokesman Review plant goes vertical in the Valley

The Spokesman Review is pushing forward with their plans to print the paper and some other printing projects in Spokane Valley. As most know the Spokesman Review has been printed in Downtown Spokane for decades, but times are changing and it was announced recently that the paper plans to acquire a new smaller, more efficient printing press and relocate where it is printed. This allows them to open up the Downtown building for re-development.

Baker Construction is the contractor for the new facility which will be in a 65000 square foot at 19223 E Euclid, just off of Barker Rd in Spokane Valley. And, as seen in the photos below construction of the main building has gone vertical with much of the outside wall panels now in place.

Printing operations are to begin at the site on or about March 1st, 2020. A couple more warehouses for other companies are planned to also be built at the same site in the near future.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Spokane Eye Clinic opens new location in North Spokane

Spokane Eye Clinic has opened their newest location, at 9651 N. Nevada behind the Northpointe Shopping Center in North Spokane. This is their fourth clinic and it will focus on routine eye services, pediatric ophthalmology, contact lens fittings and the treatment of many eye conditions and diseases.

Additionally the new clinic features and optical shop carrying many nationally recognized eyeglass frames, contact lenses, supplies and high quality products to treat dry eyes. Spokane Eye Clinic has been serving the local community since 1955 and today is independent and physician owned with four locations and 29 doctors.

For more info on Spokane Eye Clinic, check out their web site at-

New Business Openings!

Here is update on some of the new businesses coming to the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene area, and a few that are moving to new locations. It's by no means a comprehensive list, just some of the highlights that come to mind.

If you know of a new business you think we may not be aware of contact me personally anytime at

Other Mothers , a resale store selling children's clothing and supplies like strollers and car seats is on the move a new location. Watch for them to open sometime in August at 8701 N. Division ( the plaza behind Dutch Bros. )

Plato's Closet is moving their North Spokane store to a new larger location. They will open later this month at 8117 N. Division.

Garland Resale Boutique has opened for business in Downtown Spokane. The cool new shop can be found at 11 S. Howard St.

Reece Boutique has opened their new store in the Wandermere area at 12501 N. Division.

Osborn Consulting, a Seattle based full service civil engineering firm the primarily focuses on water resources has opened a new office in Downtown Spokane. They can be found at 429 W. 1st Ave, the former home of Scout Real Estate.

CBD retailer CBD of Spokane Valley has opened for business at 12012 E. Sprague Ave. #2

Wanderlust Delicato a specialty store selling wines, cheeses and some meats quietly opening in Downtown Spokane. Watch for a full post about them soon or check them out now at 421 W. Main #103.

French Toast which is a boutique selling childrens clothing, gifts and goods has moved from the Steam Plant to a cool new space in Kendall Yards. They can now be found at 1170 W. Summit Pkwy.

Northside Salon has opened for business in Wandermere at 12501 N. Division ( same plaza as the Reece Boutique item above ).

The Rusty Mug is a cool vintage store selling old fashioned candy and collectables in Spokane's up and coming Sprague Union District. They can be found at 1916 E. Sprague Ave and they say they'll have a coffee bar opening in their business soon.

Lemon Salvage is a new retail store that says they specialize in reclaimed goods. They can be found at 2003 W. Northwest Blvd. in Spokane.

Immerse VRcade is a new virtual reality business now open in the Logan Neighborhood at 1217 N. Hamilton.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hardwick & Sons, with 80+ years in Seattle is moving to Post Falls

Hardwick & Sons is everything you'd want out of a family owned hardware store. Friendly folks with more merchandise then you could ever need and over 80 years in business. But, those 80 plus years ( 87 to be exact ) have been spent on the other side of the state, at 4214 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.

So, why is Hardwick & Sons making news on a small local news blog almost 300 miles away? That's because Hardwick & Sons in moving, to Post Falls. Factors ranging from increasing crime and high property taxes have made the Hardwick family decide it's time to try something new. In fact really new as the business plans to build an all new building as well when they relocate to " Idaho's River City ".

Hardwick & Sons is currently working their way through the permitting / planning phases to construct a new 17,000 square foot building on Post Falls' east side. The business would have a 10,000 square foot retail store and a 7,000 square foot warehouse, which would in part store the products the business still sells on it's website. While the Post Falls store would still be a part of the original company they say it will be cleaned up a bit, while still selling many harder to find items.

The store is to be built on a couple of lots at 3820 / 3850 E. Mullan Ave , in-between a Domino's Pizza anchor strip mall and a Dutch Bros. Coffee stand. Construction likely won't begin till late Summer at the earliest but demolition work on the 2 homes that we're exsisting on the site has already begun.

Keep watching for more, and for a more in depth look at why Hardwick & Sons is planning the move, check out their interview on Seattle radio station KIRO 97.3 at

And, for more info on Hardwick & Sons check out their website at

Monday, July 1, 2019

Stella's to return with new location in Downtown Spokane

Many still remember Stella's Café, the small but hip restaurant with an sandwich focused menu and a orange door near the Spokane Arena. Stella's merged in with Ruins, another restaurant by Chef Tony Brown, back in Jan of 2017.

Ruins, of course, continued on with an always changing menu and Chef Brown is also working on an all new restaurant that will be coming soon to Downtown Spokane's The Bickett Building. So needless to say he's kept busy even without a separate Stella's location,

But, now at little more then 2 years after Stella's left, it's coming back!

Stella's Café will return in a somewhat new version in the Saranac Commons building at 19 W. Main in Downtown Spokane. Taking advantage of the spaces that we're very recently emptied by Chef Jeremy Hansen's closures of his 2 businesses in that complex. The new Stella's is to open sometime next month and they say their old sandwich menu will return complete with several vegan and vegetarian options. They are also planning a "revamped lunch menu " with more salads, pastas and entrees.

Keep watching for more news on the new Stella's coming back to Downtown!