Friday, April 18, 2014

Former Spokane Valley Marie Calendar's to become...

Marie Calendar's Restaurant went out of business a couple of years ago in Spokane Valley. But, it's building sat there, empty for quite sometime lending hope that maybe another new restaurant would replace that space nestled among the many other eateries just off of the freeway.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wild West Express, train ride opens at Northtown Mall

(Photo credit- Northtown Mall's Facebook page at )

Northtown Mall is home to another new business. And, while that might be newsworthy alone it's the uniqueness of this new business that makes this issue big news for the mall.

Providence's Spokane Valley Medical Park opening at the end of the month

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We've all be seeing that large new medical complex going up along I-90 just East of the Spokane Valley Mall for the last several months. But recently, since most of the work is now being done on the interior there hasn't been too much new to see there. But by the end of this month all of that will change as the all new, Providence Medical Park at Spokane Valley is set to open to the public on April 28th.

Friday, April 11, 2014

INK Art Space opens in Downtown Spokane

Opening soon as non profit organization, INK Art Space, technically doesn't fit the rules of Inland Northwest Business Watch, where we try to stick with new businesses. But INK is well worth the mention because it's bringing something new to the city, and something that will surely boost Spokane's growing creative economy.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

All signs point toward a new Rosauers Supermarket at Suncrest

It's not an official word, but in my personal opinion I think this recently obtained info, Rosauers will be opening a new grocery store soon in Suncrest, just Northwest of Spokane. And that new grocery might be open before the end of the year.

Like before, I'll refer to a source more familiar with the Suncrest / Nine Mile Falls area for this story. So, here is the news from the folks at the Nine Mile Falls News & Info blog ( not affiliated, with Inland Northwest Business Watch )

Madeleines Cafe & Patisserie to move, to open sister establishment.

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Big things are happening to Madeleine's with a big move and the opening of a new sister establishment , at a historic building that we mentioned earlier as being renovated to include several new tenants. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wisconsinburger now open

We originally reported on the plans for a new restaurant back in January. And now we can report that as of today, Wisconsinburger is now open in Spokane. The Restaurant is located at 916 S. Hatch and features a Midwest inspired menu and d├ęcor.

For more info find Wisconsinburger on Facebook at-

And, for a rough description of the new restaurant, check our prior post from Jan at-

Liberty Ciderworks opens taproom in Downtown Spokane

Open since 2012 Liberty Ciderworks isn't a brand new business. In fact Liberty's lines of hard cider's have garnered a few big awards and even can be found on tap at a few establishments around the region. But now Liberty Ciderworks has expanded and taken a big step with the opening of a new tap room.

Monday, April 7, 2014

STCU opens new branch at the Hutton Building

Spokane Teachers Credit Union ( STCU ) is now open with their newest branch, this time right in Downtown Spokane, adding to STCU's already strong presence in the Downtown area.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Saranac Commons coming to Downtown Spokane

Tentatively re-named Saranac Commons, the building at 19 W. Main in Downtown Spokane will re-open soon as a marketplace style shopping / restaurant complex with several very exciting and all local business tenants.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Well Read Moose opening soon at Riverstone

( Photo credit: Well Read Moose's Facebook page at - )

After a tease of a major bookstore location at Coeur d' Alene's Riverstone a few years back. Riverstone will finally get a bookstore and it's planned to open in the near future.

To Market now open in River Park Square

( Photo credit- To Market's Facebook wall at- )

As long as everything goes according to plan today ( April 1st ) is opening day for the new To Market store in a prime space at Downtown Spokane's River Park Square Mall.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Liberty Lake Portal opening newly created smaller office suites

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The Liberty Lake Portal is one of the premier class A office buildings in the entire Spokane area, ever since it's beginning a few years ago. The large office center is owned by locally based tech entrepreneur Steven Daines and features a wide array of tenants.

And following the recent trend for smaller office suites, The Portal has remodeled some space and added to their inventory of small executive style office suites.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mountain Madness Soap opens new store in Downtown CdA

Mountain Madness Soap isn't exactly a new business in the Inland Northwest, as the company has been selling their own locally hand made soaps at craft shows / fairs and even the Kootenai County Farmers Market for the last 5 years. But now the soap makers are moving up, with the official opening of their first retail store.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

McDonald's planning new drive through only restaurant near Gonzaga

(Photo credit- New McDonald's plan posted on Chairs Public House's Facebook wall at )

With recently opened new locations in Wandermere and at the Riverstone Development at Coeur d' Alene. McDonald's isn't stopping their investment further into the Inland Northwest with the recent announcement that the Illinois based chain is planning a new location nearby Gonzaga in the Logan Neighborhood. And, there is one big aspect of the site plan that's already starting to raise some eyebrows.