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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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Luxurous new Northern Quest RV Resort opens by Northern Quest Casino & Resort

After months of construction, the latest piece of the expansion at Northern Quest Casino & Resort is now open for business. The piece being a large new luxury RV Resort called Northern Quest RV Resort opened just last weekend and a full grand opening is planned for later this Summer.

The RV park was a $14 million dollar project spread out over 17 acres the resort even dons the title of a Bud Surles Signature Resort, as it was designed by Mr. Surles a legendary designer who unfortunately passed away in late 2017.

Not all spaces will be open till later this Summer but once complete the new Northern Quest RV Resort will offer 67 oversized, standard and deluxe pull through RV sites. Those without RV's can still check out the resort via one of their 18 tiny home style cottages. Other features of the new park include a clubhouse, outdoor pool with cabanas , laundry room, catering kitchen, golf cart rentals, fitness center, fire pits, showers and even a dog park. Spaces include full hook ups and complimentary wifi.

And, all of the Northern Quest RV Resort is just steps away from Northern Quest Casino & Resort, with several bars and restaurants, Vegas style gaming, live concerts and the new Movie and Dinner dine in movie theaters.

For more info on the new Northern Quest RV Resort, visit their website at-

Large expansion called Euclid Logistics Center planned by Spokane Business & Industrial Park

The Spokane Business & Industrial Park in Spokane Valley is already one of the largest business and industrial parks in the nation. Today "The Park" as it is nicknamed has over 120 resident companies, 5 million plus square feet and employs in excess of 4500 people. With an very low occupancy rate, it only makes sense that The Park's owner and management company Crown West Realty,LLC has announced a new expansion that that will transform the southeast corner of the development.

The plans call for the construction of approximately 500,000 square feet of new space in multiple buildings near the corner of 5th St. and Euclid. The new are will be a state of the art distribution and logistics center called The Euclid Logistics Center.

Divcon Construction has already been selected as the contractor for the project. Work will start sometime this year on the first phase, which will consist of a 120,000 square foot concrete tilt building featuring 36 foot clear heights, cross dock capacity, 135 foot truck courts and all built to LEED standards. A rendering of the purposed new building is above.

For more info on The Spokane Business & Industrial Park, visit their website at-