Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New strip mall waiting for businesses near new Amazon Fufillment Center

New businesses and subdivisions are coming to the West Plains in record numbers. Several new building projects are going up all over this area but one hot spot seems to be the area surrounding the Medical Lake exit off of I-90. 

With all this growth it would make sense to start seeing a push for new commercial projects. One new strip mall at 10509 W. Aero Rd is now completed to shell form and waiting for new businesses and maybe even a new restaurant or two to move in.

The new building is a little under 8000 square feet and has space for up to four businesses. On site surface parking is offered and one of the suites even has a drive thru lane. There is no news yet about what businesses will open here for sure but we checked in a few weeks ago and we're told there is interest and they are working with some businesses to take space here.

This new building is on a out lot of the larger Fairways Plaza development which has one fully occupied building and is directly across from the busy Petro Truck Stop / Starbucks complex. Planning is also underway for the future of the Fairways Plaza as the plans call to eventually building a new grocery store behind where this new building is and along Westbow Rd. , more commercial space is also likely in the future.

The new strip mall and the entire project is being marketed by Windermere Manito Commercial, if you own a business that might be interested in opening here contact Chris Bornhoft with Windermere at 509-599-6504 or

* This site is not affiliated with the project just announcing a new local building project. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

A sneak peak of the new Hotel Indigo and Magnolia American Brasserie, opening later this month.

A new hotel and restaurant are opening soon in Downtown Spokane. After months of renovation the Hotel Indigo, located in former Otis Hotel building at 110 S Madison ( corner of Madison & First ) is nearing completion is now scheduled to open at the end of this month. And, we recently got a sneak peak look at the new space ( Thank you! ) 

The new hotel is a part of the growing Hotel Indigo brand from IHG that are a more hip, boutique style properties and highlight the regions they call home. And, that's true with the new Hotel Indigo here in Spokane as many unique murals portraying the history of Gonzaga University athletics can be found all around. Additionally, on each floors elevator lobby is a mock advertising mural of each of the previous hotels who once called the building home. 

Before the renovation the building sat vacant for sometime but has history going back over 100 years as the building was built in 1911. And, the new hotel highlights that history at every turn, from re-purposed wood being used all over, mailboxes behind the front desk to the original stone tile floor in the lobby and a antique safe that was moved out of the buildings basement and more. Even some of the original room doors are used for decorative purposes on the walls of upper floor corridors. There is too much history in this building to share in one article, if you have an interest the history of our area this new hotel is a must visit.

But, the Hotel Indigo Spokane is also a very modern, very unique new hotel also. The hotel will feature 108 guest rooms with WiFi , valet parking, fitness center, business center and more. The property will also be pet friendly with dogs and cats welcome with a fee ( contact the hotel for up to date amounts ) .

Space for events will available with a meeting room and a banquet room adjacent to the restaurant that can be closed off for private functions. Contact the hotel for rental information.

Magnolia American Brasserie is also opening!

It's not just the Hotel Indigo that's opening in the building. The front half of the ground floor will be a new eatery called Magnolia American Brasserie, which can be accessed without having to go through the hotel as it will have a dedicated entry in the front along First Ave. . Magnolia is currently set to open at the same time as the hotel and will feature an " Approachable French " menu and a full bar. The menu is still be perfected but count on us to check it out sometime after they open.

We are very excited for this new addition to an evolving part of Downtown Spokane, it's worth checking out. If you'd like more info or to make reservations at Hotel Indigo, find them online at-

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Chipotle Mexican Grill to open in North Spokane

Fans of the Chipotle Mexican Grill chain will be excited to know that Spokane will soon be home to a second location of the restaurant.

Chipotle will remodel the one suite of the building at 9602 N. Newport Hwy, replacing the Northpointe Sweeto Burrito location. The other half of the building is a local restaurant called Nudo Ramen House who assures us via social media that they have no plans to close or re-locate. 

The new restaurant will occupy about 5750 square feet of space and will open in early 2021. The California based chain of fast casual Mexican restaurants has about 2700 locations worldwide, Spokane's only other location is just north of Downtown at 930 N. Division. There was also a location in Coeur d' Alene that existed for a short time but closed in late 2018 along with dozens of other stores at that time.

For more info on Chipotle Mexican Grill, visit

Work starts for new commercial development on US 2 near Airway Heights

After months of waiting, crews from Baker Construction & Development are now busy with site work and even some early foundation work for a new commercial development off of US 2, just east of Flint Rd. and the Hilton Garden Inn hotel by Airway Heights ( technically within the city limits of Spokane )

What is being worked on now is the first phase of a larger project and in the current phase, three new businesses will open here. An access road will be built on the back portion of the parcel to the new businesses which will be built abutting the highway.

The businesses opening there will include a Bruchi's restaurant in addition to locations for Bush Car Wash and Roasters Coffee. This will be the first locations for Bush Car Wash and Roasters Coffee in the Spokane market as both are based in the Tri-Cities.

In a future phase the back half of parcel will be built out with at least a couple more buildings likely including a strip mall like retail structure and office space. This portion does not have an construction date or even a set plan as it is still " in the works ". We will continue to watch this project as it advances.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

New quick service restaurants join Downtown's Crescent Court building.

Downtown Spokane is about to get two new restaurants. Spokanewich and Tio's Taqueria have spent several months now renovating a 1380 square foot space on the Skywalk level of the Crescent Court building ( 707 W. Main ) into what resembles a small food court with the new locally owned and operated quick service eateries.

Photos courtesy of Jesse Fox, SVN Cornerstone, thank you! 

Both new businesses will open for businesses on Monday, July 6th and have small menus that are perfect for a quick but delicious meal. Tio's Taqueria has a menu that focuses on street tacos with Carne Asada, Pastor and a few more items. Additionally Tio's will serve Sopa, chips & salsa and drinks including Mexican soda.

Photo courtesy of Jesse Fox, SVN Cornerstone, thank you!

Just a few feet to the left of Tio's Tequeria is Spokanewich, and as the name implies they sell fresh sandwiches, in addition to drinks and custard. 

The space used by Tio's and Spokanewich was leased by John Hillier of SVN Cornerstone. This is just the latest new business to open in this area. The Crescent Court building has several more spaces available, just waiting for a new business. It surely won't be long until we're all meeting " under the clock " at The Crescent once more. For info on opening a business in the building contact John Hillier ( 509-939-8094 ) or Jesse Fox ( 509-850-2805 ) with SVN Cornerstone or visit

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Construction is underway for Spokane's first Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is coming to Spokane, for real this time. There have been many rumors and a few times it looked like they we're coming, when they really weren't. But, permits are in and physical construction is happening now on Spokane's first Chick-fil-A restaurant location.

Photos are used with permission from the Bring Chick-fil-A to Spokane Facebook page . Thank you!

Site work is largely done and as seen in the pictures some foundation work is happening at the site. It does still have a few months worth of work to go, but this is progress. No opening date has been announced just yet for the business, which will be located at 9304 N. Newport Hwy, just north of The Y at the corner of Newport & Hoerner Rd. . 

Plans call for the restaurant to be built directly next to Newport Hwy with a drive though lane circling it on the west side and a 80 stall parking lot on the east side of the property. At this time, this is the only planned Chick-fil-A location coming to Spokane.

For more information on Chick-fil-A, visit 

Vieux Carre NOLA Kitchen, Cajun restaurant planned to open in West Central Spokane

Our friends over at The Inlander are reporting that an historic building on W. Broadway in Spokane's West Central neighborhood will soon be home a new restaurant called Vieux Carre NOLA Kitchen. The restaurant will be just a stones through north of Kendall Yards at 1403 W. Broadway, a historic building that has been under renovation from some time now.

The new restaurant will feature New Orleans based food and atmosphere and will feature a full bar. The project is still ongoing but it is planned open later this year, and we hope to have more in a future post on this site. 

Once the renovations are complete the building will also house Gamers Haven, a gaming store that is relocating there from the Valley. We have also heard a barber shop and other small tenants are likely to open on the building's second floor. 

Western States CAT planning an equipment dealership in Liberty Lake

Western States CAT is a full line CAT equipment dealer that already has locations around the Inland Northwest and elsewhere in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. And, now it appears they are in the planning phase for a large new dealership coming soon along I-90 in Liberty Lake.

The company is now in the SEPA application process for a 127,364 square foot facility at 20150 E. Cataldo on Liberty Lake's western edge. The site would require a short extension of E. Cataldo from the neighboring Camping World RV dealership and would also be accessible via a gate at the end of Harvest Pkwy on the north side of the parcel.

According to the documents included in the SEPA application construction is estimated to start in or about August and be completed in early 2022. Included in the plan is 46,000+ square foot equipment shop, 15,000+ square foot parts warehouse, 15,000+ square foot hydraulics and spec shop in addition to office space, support space and a shipping and receiving area. The facility's property will also include 178 surface parking spaces and outdoor equipment display areas.

The project could still be modified as it has not been fully permitted just yet, but we do expect to see this development come to fruition sometime this Summer. 

For more info on Western States CAT, check them out online at