Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Zeeks Pizza planning a location nearby Gonzaga

 Zeeks Pizza, a popular chain of pizza restaurants from the Seattle area, is planning on coming to Spokane soon. The company will open it's 20th restaurant, and their first east of the Cascade's in the former Geno's building at 1414 N. Hamilton, just steps off of the Gonzaga University campus. More locations in the Inland Northwest are also possible in coming months but will be announced at a later date.

Zeeks Pizza's president, Dan Black is a Spokane native and this new location will be locally owned by Mike and Edie Stotts. They tell me Zeeks is a pizza company with Northwest values at it's roots " we are independent, creative , adventurous and down to earth. These traits show up in everything we do including pizza and beer. "

The Spokane Zeeks location will offer delivery, take away and indoor dining. Orders will also be able to placed via their website or the Zeeks Pizza app. The new GU Zeeks will also deliver beer, cider, wine and canned cocktails. They plan to include several Spokane made beers, products from Dry Fly Distillery and their three famous " Zeeks Beers " ( Hop Tropic IPA, Zeek & Destroy IPA and Lateral A IPA ) . This is in addition to a large selection of pizzas, salads and desserts. 

The new restaurant is hoping to open towards the end of October, into November with a official date to be announced soon. They just plan to open in time for Zag games as they will say plan to be a great place for before or after the game or to watch the game if you're un-able to go.

We will keep an eye on this new restaurant coming to Spokane. And, in the mean time more information can be found about Zeeks on their website-

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Twisted Sugar coming to Spokane

 Twisted Sugar is a Layton,Utah based chain of shops that describes themselves as a " a specialty soda shop, that makes cookies everyday " . The company is growing fast, with locations now scattered around the United States, and they now have their sights set on opening a new store , here in Spokane.

Twisted Sugar recently leased a 1340 square foot space at 2009 E. 29th, the former Caffe Capri coffee shop space in the South Hill's Grapetree Village shopping center. Ryan Oberg and Cory Barbieri of Goodale & Barbieri handled the lease of the company's new location.

We reached out to Twisted Sugar for an estimated opening date, but have yet to get a reply. The business however promotes their menu of cookies that are baked fresh in-store daily with unique flavors and monthly rotating special cookie options, specialty sodas,  ice cream sandwiches and " Twisters " , which are similar to shakes. 

This will be the first Twisted Sugar location in Washington State, however they already have one to our south in Boise and are planning a couple more locations in Idaho soon. For more info on Twisted Sugar, visit their website at-

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery working on new restaurant / tap house in Hayden

 Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery is a locally owned farm and brewery, nearby Silverwood at 25415 N. Ramsey Rd. in Athol. Their products are sold on site in a small set up at the farm and occasionally at farmers markets.

But Lone Mountain recently began construction on a new tap room and restaurant in the Lancaster Market development at the corner of US 95 and Lancaster Rd on the north side of Hayden. No opening date has been set yet but the new space should be opening later this year, joining other exciting food tenants like Belle's Brunch House and Bee's Knees Whiskey Bar, which are already open there.

The new Lone Mountain Tap House will offer their beers on tap, along with wine and cider options. They say the food will be inspired by the farm, farm to table cuisine that's " local, fresh and delicious ".

For more information on Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery, check them out on Facebook, Instagram or via their website-

Monday, September 6, 2021

Newly renovated building offers up new office spaces on E. Sprague


Formerly the home of the Vien Dong Vietnamese Restaurant, the building at 1722 E. Sprague has seen significant renovations since the buildings sale in 2019. Vien Dong still operates but has since moved to 3435 E. Trent.

On the ground floor a new furniture store, Bide & Burgeon opened for business just a few months ago with affordable furniture and d├ęcor. A coffee tenant is also in the works to open in the remaining ground floor space but haven't yet formally announced their plans.

The second floor, however is now coming open now with newly renovated office spaces. A total of 18 brand new, roomy, individual offices that have amazing natural light are now throughout that entire floor. While some of the new offices are rented many are still available and geared towards small businesses, accommodating 1-5 people. A one year lease and one month deposit is required.

Rent for the office spaces is currently at $635 and up and includes Wifi, conference room time, free off street parking, 24/7 secure access , utilities and light janitorial. 

Units are shown by appointment by calling 509-255-7275

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Boxcar Apartments project reaches it’s top floor


One of the University District’s largest construction projects is taking shape, quite literally. The new Boxcar Apartment building at 15 N Grant, by E. Sprague and U District Gateway Bridge has recently reached it’s highest height, some seven floors above the up and coming East Central Spokane neighborhood. It’s now even somewhat visible from I-90.

Spokane based Bouten Construction is the general contractor for the construction project which when complete will be a 78,500 SF structure with 136 apartments, underground parking and a cafe space on the ground floor. The developers are also targeting to achieve a LEED Silver status, showing dedication to sustainability.

While much of the construction is being done locally, it is noteworthy that this is one of many recent local construction projects that have attracted out of area investment. The project is being developed by a company called Project^ out of Portland and the architectural design is being done by TVA Architects also operating out of Portland.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

New construction projects to add...

 One of the more popular sections of this site has rapidly become the Current Construction Projects page. Even I find myself using it for reference sometimes, and today we have a few more projects to add to it, they are-

Note- the project page is not a comprehensive list, I likely missed a few so don't hesitate to reach out anytime at to ask what's going in where?

Goodwill Industries Airway Heights

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest are planning a 60,000 SF new construction building at the corner of Deer Heights Rd & Flight Dr in Airway Heights. The building is planed to be part retail store and part salvage sorting facility.

Fred's Appliance Distribution Center

Planned to be built at 8817 W. Granite Ave, near Airway Heights and the Spokane International Airport is a planned to warehouse for the Fred's Appliance chain. Plans currently call for a 100,000 SF structure with multiple loading docks and 80 parking stalls.

Tesla Liberty Lake

Baker Construction & Development recently started construction at 1805 N. Pepper Ln. , just north of I-90 in Liberty Lake for a large Tesla dealership, providing both sales and service. Plans call for a 33,768 SF building with a large parking area and state of the art Tesla superchargers.

Millennium Monroe Apartments

As of my writing this, the Millennium Monroe project is still in the SEPA application phase but does show promise of being built soon. The plan as of now shows two phases, phase 1 is a 4 story mixed use building with 41 residential units.

Phase 2 is a 3 story multi family structure with 24 rental units. All will be in the North Monroe area at 2002 N. Monroe.

Symons Block

We don't know all the details on it just yet but understand that the Symons Block building at 7 S. Howard in Downtown Spokane, recently underwent a change in ownership. With big plans to convert the office space on the upper floors into studio apartments. The ground floor will keep the same commercial spaces.

Acceleration Physical Therapy

Construction should begin soon for a 4070 SF standalone building that will be a new clinic for Acceleration PT. It will be located at 707 S. Sherman.

Take 5 Medical Office

Construction is underway at 371 W. 5th, along I-90 and just west of Arthur St for a 3065 SF medical office building. The name is mentioned as " Take 5 DNA " , we will keep an eye on if for more details.

Mt. Spokane Pediatrics Clinic

Plans are to build a new 15179 SF clinic building for Mt. Spokane Pediatrics at 759 E. Holland.

Aspen Dental

The Aspen Dental chain of dental clinics is planning a new construction building at 4805 E. Sprague, near Costco in Spokane Valley. Plans call for a 3500 SF stand alone building.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New restaurants opening soon, and being added to our restaurants coming soon page

 Wondering about what new restaurants are coming to Inland Northwest? Be sure to check out our " Restaurants coming soon " page at

That page is meant to be a running list of all the new eatery's we know about opening, from one's that we are just learning about to ones that just open, so we recommend bookmarking it for future use as I plan to keep it as up to date as possible. And, now we have a few more to add to the list-


Status- Planned

Bijou, the small bar and coffee shop in Browne's Addition is planning a second location on the South Hill. Per their request, we will wait to announce the exact location till they give us the go ahead.

Hark's Clubhouse

Status- Under construction

Coming soon to the former Sam's Coffee space at 12709 E. Mirabeau Pkwy. in Spokane Valley is Hark's Clubhouse. The owner of Cease & Desist is planning a cool new baseball themed restaurant with beer & wine in addition to burgers, cheesesteaks, ice cream and other ballpark themed foods.

Emrys Fermentations

Status- Under construction

A unique new restaurant that is coming soon to Liberty Lake and joining the new River District development. The restaurant is going into a new building which they are building now at 21850 E. Wellington , off of Harvard Rd. It is described as Spokane's historical-modern fusion meadery-brewery-restaurant.

Jersey Mike's 

Status- planned

Building permits have been applied for to build a new location of the Jersey Mike's chain of sandwich restaurants in Spokane Valley. Per the address on the permit, it will be near Fred Meyer at 15609 E. Sprague Ave. , suite B.

Lokey Cafe

Status- Under construction

Described by them as " coffee for regular ass people ", Lokey Cafe is working on opening in Downtown Spokane at 903 W. Riverside. They will serve Indaba Coffee, Revival Tea and some food options.

Common Language Brewing

Status- Planned

Working on gathering the details on this new brewery coming soon to Downtown Spokane. They are planning on remodeling and going into the former River Bank Tap House space at 928 W. Sprague.

Inland Cider Mill

Status- Under construction

Inland Cider is planning on relocating their tap room to a new more predominant location next door to Chaos Arcade at 1020 W. Francis Suite B in North Spokane.

Pint House Burgers & Brews

Status- Under construction


Pint House Burgers & Brews, with one location in Spokane's Indian Trail neighborhood is planning a new second location in the former Good Tymes Bar at 9214 E. Mission , by Argonne in Spokane Valley.


Status- Under construction


The Chipotle Mexican Grill chain is planning a new location in Spokane Valley at 209 N. Sullivan. This will be Chipotle's third location in the Spokane area.




A new Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs location is coming soon to Post Falls. Construction will begin soon along Hwy 41, just north of the junction with Mullan Ave.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Allegiant announces new direct flight between Spokane and Phoenix-Mesa, among others nationwide

 The Las Vegas based budget airline Allegiant Airlines announced a major service expansion today with 22 new non stop routes. One of those new routes will link Spokane International Airport with a new direct connection to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ. , a route the airline will begin flying on Nov. 22, 2021.

To celebrate the new flights, Allegiant will offer fares as low $39, since the airline uses a budget type model however consult their website for exact dates and charges as many airlines like this charge for baggage, etc.

Other new flights leaving from Phoenix-Mesa include flights to Amarillo, TX. , Flint,MI , Springfield,IL , Tulsa,OK and Minnapolis,MN. . Providing a few new possible connections to Spokane based travelers. Also, Allegiant currently fly's direct from Spokane to Orange County,CA and Las Vegas,NV.

For more information on Allegiant Air, including how to book a flight, visit their website at -

Spokane Pizza Co owners lease former Rocky Rococo space in Downtown Spokane

 Spokane Pizza Co. , which opened their first location earlier this year and does business there as The Pizza Co - North Spokane at 9225 N. Nevada have leased a well known storefront space in Downtown Spokane.

Commercial real estate brokerage Kimele Hagood shared today that Spokane Pizza Co.'s parent company JGFH,LLC has leased out the 4,869 SF former Rocky Rococo space at 520 W. Main, in Downtown's Bennett Block building. However we are now told this location will operate as a different, yet to be announced restaurant concept.

Erik Nelson of Kimele Hagood represented the landlord and John Hiller with SVN Cornerstone represented the tenant.

Directional signage in The Bennett Block's adjacent parking lot has also already been update to show the new business , however there isn't an opening date announced to us just yet. As seen on the sign, another new restaurant tenant is also coming soon, Purgatory Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar is planned to open in the former Chronic Taco space and set to open around the middle of September.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Liberty Lake Athletic Club & U-District PT to open in new building on Barker Rd.

The Liberty Lake Athletic Club is expanding, along with U-District Physical Therapy and the two local businesses will soon open new locations in a new building, that's under construction now on N. Barker Rd in Spokane Valley. 

The two businesses will split the new building at 504 N. Barker Rd, just south of I-90, with Liberty Lake Athletic Club taking 6,000 SF and U-District PT taking 4,000 SF of space. They are currently hoping to have the project complete and the businesses open around the end of this year or early in 2022. Reacon Construction, LLC also of Liberty Lake is acting as the general contractor on the project.

A recent social media ad by Liberty Lake Athletic Club hints that the new location will be called Liberty Lake Athletic West and will include new cardio and weight equipment as well as a dedicated state of the are personal training space.

For more information on Liberty Lake Athletic Club, visit

And, for info on U-District PT, visit

The General Store Ace Hardware planning new store in Liberty Lake

 Most Spokane area residents are well acquainted with The General Store, the landmark retailer at 2424 N. Division. They might also know the store also opened a second location a few years ago in Spokane Valley called The General Store Outpost at 1330 N. Argonne. Both locations are affiliated with Ace Hardware but sell a wide array of items other then hardware.

And, now they are getting ready to expand once more, with the recent announcement of a new third location coming soon to Liberty Lake. The new Liberty Lake General Store will also be an Ace Hardware, and will also carry much of the same merchandise. This location is planned to be in a 12,500 SF +/-  new construction building to be built in a vacant lot to the north of the Yoke's plaza on N. Liberty Lake Rd. . 

The business will still be required to go through permitting and construction phases but should open sometime in 2022. We inquired if there we're any renderings of the project just yet, but they indicated it was still too early in the process.

For more information on The General Store, visit -

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Pint House Burgers & Brews leases building in Spokane Valley for second location

 Pint House Burgers & Brews has established themselves as a delicious neighborhood bar and eatery serving Indian Trail and nearby neighborhoods on Spokane's Northwest side. The business, which is operated by Josh Blair, former owner of Downtown's 24 Taps bar, opened their first and only location only a few months ago at 3325 W Indian Trail Rd. 

That location will soon be joined by a second location of Pint House as local commercial real state brokerage, Goodale & Barbieri is reporting that their broker Bob Spooner recently leased the building at 9214 E. Mission to Pint House Burgers & Brews for a new second location. This is the former home of Good Tymes Bar, near the corner of Mission & Argonne.

We reached out via email to Pint House for more info on their plans at this new Valley location, but they have yet to reply. The menu , if like the original location, will consist of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, appetizers and many beers with both dine in and take away.

For more info on Pint House Burgers & Brews, check their website at