Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kitchen Spokane- Commerical kitchen incubator opens

There are places already to rent commercial kitchen space in Spokane, but a new business called Kitchen Spokane is taking that business concept to an all new level.

Kitchen Spokane is a business incubator of sorts that allows small business owners in and around Spokane to rent their fully licensed and health dept. approved commercial kitchen space to grow their business. And in the case of this new business, Kitchen Spokane's space will be available to rent by the hour.

The Kitchen Spokane commercial kitchen space is fully stocked with equipment and has the potential to save small businesses thousands of dollars.

Kitchen Spokane is a locally owned and operated business conveniently located only a few blocks east of Downtown at 923 E. Third Ave.

The facility is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers quite affordable rental rates that can even be booked online via their web site.

In addition to the commercial kitchen rental service, the business also offers on site storage space for foods, etc...

For more information on Kitchen Spokane find them online at-

And, find them on Facebook at-

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Organic market & deli opening in Liberty Lake

Ok, so no, Liberty Lake will not be home to a chain like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's anytime soon but instead one better, a new locally owned and operated organic grocery store.

The new market will be called Liberty Lake Organic Market and is supposed to open sometime within the next couple of weeks, although no official grand opening date is known as of right now. The business will occupy a end cap space in the strip mall at 21980 E. Country Vista Blvd. just west of Liberty Lake Rd.

Liberty Lake Organic Market will be a full grocery store selling many locally sourced foods in addition to hard to find gourmet food items. The store will run specials and promises to have a good organic produce selection and a selection of gluten free items. And per their web site the market will offer these items at affordable prices with a friendly, helpful staff.

For more on this new business, find them online at-

And be sure to like them on Facebook at-

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New mixed-use building coming to Kendall Yards

Looks like the business district of Spokane's Kendall Yards neighborhood will soon be progressing a bit more eastward towards Monroe Street and Downtown soon.

This will happen with the addition of a brand-new mixed-use building proposed to be built at 1104 W. Summit Pkwy in the heart of Kendall Yards.

The new building will be called Highline II and will likely be very similar to the existing mixed-use building currently on the North side of Summit. The building will consist of ground floor retail space and two floors of residential apartments above.

Plans call for 9000 square feet of commercial space and 18000 square feet of apartment space ( 24 new apartments) .Construction is expected to begin very soon at the site with a completion date is tentatively scheduled for sometime early next year.

There is no word of any new businesses planning to open in this building as of yet. And we will be watching for any renderings of this building to be released soon.

For more information on Kendall Yards, visit them at

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mod Pizza coming to Spokane

With aggressive expansion plans that includes new locations as far away as Austin and Houston,Texas, the Seattle based Mod Pizza chain will be coming to Spokane soon.

Mod Pizza will be one of the new businesses opening at the Regal Plaza shopping center on Spokane's South Hill. This is the only confirmed location coming to Spokane as of now and it will open around April of 2015.

The new Spokane Mod Pizza's address will be 1304 E. Palouse Hwy. Suite A and will create about 30 - 40 new jobs in all positions. The restaurant will occupy about 2,500 square feet of space there with an additional 600 square feet of space on a outdoor patio.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Mod Pizza, here's the info about their company via it's Facebook page-

MOD Pizza serves up individual artisan-style pizzas and salads made on demand. Customers can design their own pizzas and salads or select from a menu of MOD classics. All are the same price regardless of toppings. The handcrafted pizzas are then fired in our 800 degree display oven and ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. MOD also offers milkshakes, house-made iced teas and lemonades, locally sourced draft beer and wine.

And, a couple sample pictures of their restaurants and pizza's-

For more information on Mod Pizza find them at-

Or via Facebook at-

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spokane Food Park coming

Foodies and food truck fans alike will want to take note of this new business in the works now in East Spokane.

That new business is the Spokane Food Park , a year round food truck pod opening at a former used car lot site on the corner of E. Sprague Ave. and S. Perry . A sign at the side currently reads Sprague Food Park but will soon be changed to the new Spokane Food Park name.

The Spokane Food Park will be open year round with a covered, heated dining area included at the park. The site will have enough room for 10 food trucks and / or food carts and is scheduled to open for business early next year.

There are no officially announced tenants for the Spokane Food Park as of yet. But we do expect these coming soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New tenants at Riverstone

Earlier I credited the brokers and agents over at Kimele & Hagood Company for taking Downtown Coeur d' Alene's Resort Plaza Shops from a half empty shopping center to a full center with 3 new businesses opening or opening soon there. But one of their bigger success stories in Coeur d' Alene is north of there at Riverstone.

The lifestyle center style shopping center near the I-90 / Northwest Blvd. exit has gone from a stalled group of buildings and select businesses a couple of years ago to a full shopping district with some of Coeur d' Alene's hottest stores and restaurants.

But, now there are a few more new openings coming to Riverstone, including two new fitness businesses, perhaps making Riverstone a hub for health and wellness businesses in North Idaho. Here are the latest openings ( and yes, one closing ) at the mixed use development-

Cork & Tap

The Cork & Tap opened for business this past weekend at 2034 Main in the heart of Riverstone. The small locally owned and operated business is a beer and wine shop. The business has both a retail sales area and a in store tasting room.

Pretty Angel Botanicals

Selling a selection of aromatherapy oils, healing and wellness products and related gifts is the Pretty Angel Botanicals now open at 1970 Beebe around the corner from the ReMax real estate office at Riverstone.

This business is also locally owned and operated. The business owner also once owned a similar shop inside a Las Vegas Strip casino.

Exercise Institute

Moving to a new storefront space on Beebe Dr. next door to Pretty Angel Botanicals is a location of the Exercise Institute chain. The business is actually relocating and expanding into this space from their current location in the nearby Merritt Creek Office Park.

The new Riverstone Exercise Institute will open after the space is remodeled. The business provides personal fitness training in a unique 15 min. workout format.

Physzique Coeur d' Alene

Also providing a work out via personal training is the Physzique Fitness chain which will open in one of the larger available spaces at Riverstone ( actually leased by Goodale & Barbieri Company ). That space is the former furniture store at 2048 Old Mill Loop.

Physzique is tenitivly scheduled to open on Jan. 12th 2015.

And now for the lone closing ( actually a move ) at Riverstone-

Pick 6 Sports Cards

Pick 6 Sports Cards which had been on Main about a block away from the Regal Cinemas in Riverstone has moved out of the shopping center.

The business can now be found in the Harbor Center building just north of Downtown Coeur d' Alene. Their new address is 610 W. Hubbard Ave. Suite 107 , but the business actually faces Northwest Blvd.

Pick 6 Sports Cards is full sports shop with a good selection of sports cards but also some sports memorabilia for sale.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big changes coming to Oz Fitness, to become MUV Fitness

Spokane's Oz Fitness chain of gym's will be seeing some big changes in the near future. That's because Oz Fitness has been acquired by a couple of investors from the Seattle area that formerly owned locations of Vision Quest Gym's on the Western side of the state.

The new owner will invest a significant amount of money into the business including the coming rebranding of the chain to MUV Fitness.

The new MUV Fitness will feature personal training programs with a lot of things still staying the same. All current locations of Oz Fitness will remain open and will be transformed with no job cuts planned. In fact, the newly re-launched MUV Fitness may someday expand westward to the Seattle area and possibly even some expansion locally.

Oz / MUV Fitness can be found locally at-

603 E. Holland Ave, North Spokane

5501 S. Regal , South Hill

14927 E. Sprague Ave. , Spokane Valley

809 W. Main Ave, Downtown Spokane

1515 S. Pacific Technology Blvd. , Airway Heights

For more information find them online at-