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Friday, June 21, 2019

Dollar Tree to open a new store in North Spokane

A new Dollar Tree store is planned in North Spokane. This new location will take over the former Tuesday Morning store space at 9316 N. Newport Hwy., Tuesday Morning has since relocated and re-opened their store to the Evergreen Crossing Shopping Center in Spokane Valley.

An opening date has yet to be mentioned for the new Dollar Tree location, but the project is now out to bid, meaning construction will probably start fairly soon. In all the store will be 10743 square feet, with just shy of 9000 of that being sale floor area. Based on the plan for the new store, it will be like most other Spokane area Dollar Tree locations with selection of small departments and even a small grocery / frozen area.

Another Dollar Tree store is located just 1.3 miles to the South of this purposed store, it's unclear if that store will be moving to this location or remaining open for business as is. In all, there are already 8 Dollar Tree stores in the Spokane / Spokane Valley area.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jimmy B's Pizza Parlor to open on N. Division

A new pizza place is coming to North Spokane! Watch for the opening of Jimmy B's Pizza Parlor soon at 7115 N. Division.

Jimmy B's Pizza Parlor will be located in the same strip mall as The UPS Store and others and is expected to open sometime in July. The locally owned and operated pizza shop will have a delicious menu consisting of several different pizzas and salads. Additionally they also plan to serve a selection of hot dogs and nachos and pizza by the slice will likely be available during lunch time.

There will be a few beers served both on tap and bottled served in the restaurants dine in area to go along with the standard fountain sodas / other drinks. Keep watching as we'll hopefully have more on Jimmy B's Pizza Parlor once they open, for now you can find them on Facebook at-

Monday, June 10, 2019

Is there hope for a Chick-fil-a in Spokane?

Important- This not a definitive confirmation that Chick-fil-a is coming but it is a good sign!

Chick-fil-a has recently filled for a SEPA application with the state for a parcel of land near the Y in North Spokane. Perhaps the rumors of Chick-fil-a coming to the Gonzaga campus inspired something?

The application, which would be an early phase of development, shows a 4833 square foot store at the corner of N Newport Hwy & Hoerner, or 9304 N Newport Hwy. . In the plans the Chick-fil-a name is mentioned several times. Commenting on application is now open and closes on 6/21/19. In the notes it indicates construction could start as early as later this summer.

Will Chick-fil-a be coming to Spokane soon? It looks very good but we’ll be giving it a little more time to say for sure! If you’d like to view the SEPA documents on the project for yourself check-

Stay tuned...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Wake Up Call opens Monday in Liberty Lake, remainder of new building opening soon

Wake Up Call Coffee has arrived in Liberty Lake! The new Liberty Lake Wake Up Call Coffee location opens Monday, June 10th at 4am and is the first tenant to open in what will be a new medical office building at 22011 E. Country Vista Blvd.

The coffee shop takes up a 1200 square foot space with an inside seating area and a drive thru. It is notably one of the largest Wake Up Call Coffee locations and is the ninth in the locally based chain. A tenth location has already been announced to be coming soon to Coeur d' Alene and will open later this year.

The other section of the building at 22011 E. Country Vista is coming along quickly. The building will have a total of 6900 square feet and will be home to 2 more tenants, both of which are in the medical field. They will be Liberty Lake Eye Care Center and Casey Family Dental.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Take our survey and help shape the future of Inland Northwest Business Watch

Inland Northwest Business Watch is my passion. I know it's just a blog covering business & development news in a mid sized city, but I obsess over it, probably more then I should.

I want to help new businesses get the word out so that they can succeed. It's been a sort of a hobby of mine for most of my life, growing up in small town in Ohio I was the weird kid who would get excited over a new small store or even the hint of where the next big box store was going to open. I remember when I was a teenager and a factory was built near my house, I would take my dog over and just watch the construction workers work ( from a distance, not creepily of course ) . So it only makes sense that one day I would create this.

I am now going on 8 years of running this blog and it's time to start taking the next step so to speak. Similar sites like in Boise are full time operations, Instagrammer and blogger Spokane Eats' owner has become successful enough to have interns working under her. Needless to say we're still the little guys on the block.

I'm not making any announcements, but do want to see where to go from here. I have lots and lots of ideas and have created a survey to see what people are thinking. Because at the end of the day I want this site to be what the readers want.

Please take this quick 10 question survey, and at the end of it, leave your name and email address because on 6/14/19 I'll draw a random name to win a $10 gift card to Indaba Coffee Roasters!

The survey will be up if you are reading this after 6/14/19 but that is the end of the give away.

Matt Behringer
Blogger/ owner of Inland Northwest Business Watch