Monday, November 11, 2019

miFLAVOUR opening a french style cafe and bake shop this month

miFLAVOUR is not a new name to Spokane, they've been making amazing macrons and a few other baked goods for over 3 years, originally via markets and wholesale accounts. Recently the locally owned and operated business opened a larger facility on E. Sprague and now they're about to take another huge step.
The business is finishing up a renovation of the another portion of their facility and turning it into a new French style café and bake shop that's open to the public. The owners, Max and Ella say they " went all the way to Paris and brought back a piece of Paris to Spokane ". The new café will have a full espresso bar and daily hand made and baked French style croissants, pastries and more.

The new miFLAVOUR café will open at 7am on Friday, November 22nd at 3403 E. Sprague. During the grand opening all items will be 20% off, keep watching our site as we'll try to post after their opening.

For more info on miFLAVOUR visit their website at or call them directly at 509-309-2108

Business Openings & Closings

This is recap of some of the new business coming soon or now open in the Spokane area, plus a few moves. This is not by any means a full list just the highlights of the places I'm tracking but haven't been able to get posts on the site about.

If you think I'm missing something, want to ask a question or really anything reach out to me 24/7 at .

Spokane Valley-

Bardic Brewing & Cider will soon open their first tap room in Spokane Valley. Watch for it at 15412 E. Sprague Ave. #14

Pete & Belle's Ice Cream is opening a new kiosk style location in the center court are of Spokane Valley Mall.


Horizon Credit Union is constructing a new building at 605 S. Washington on the Lower South Hill. It will actually replace an existing location for Horizon very close by.

Floor Trader is a chain of flooring stores that is now open for business at 6227 N. Division.

Bijou is a new bar and coffee shop open in Browne's Addition. It can be found at 1925 W. 4th.

Barnwood Social Kitchen & Tavern is opening soon at 3027 E. Liberty.

Bee You Organics is a new zero waste & organic makeup & skin care store now open for business at 1114 S. Perry.

Kalico Kitchen has moved! The awesome local restaurant known for breakfast is now open in the former Monroe Street Grill at 1829 N. Monroe.

Peace Pie Pizzeria will be opening soon within the Saranac Commons building at 19 W. Main in Downtown Spokane.

West Plains-

West Plains Animal Hospital is constructing a new building that will be a significant expansion over their current clinic. Set to open in the Spring it will be by US 2 and behind Les Schwab.

North Idaho-

The Dipper is moving up and opening their first brick & mortar location at 1500 Northwest Blvd in Coeur d' Alene

Westside Pizza is now open for business in Post Falls at 920 ID 41 suite #1

The Hive is a new coworking business coming to Coeur d' Alene. Descibed as an " Inclusive coworking and community center designed by women for everyone " it will be located at 405 Indiana.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Burlington likely opening a Spokane Valley store

Building permits we’re recently filed with the City of Spokane Valley to build out a “Burlington store” in the Valley. One can only assume this would be for a location of the chain formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory.

The new store is to go into the former Toys r Us location at 15505 E Broadway, by Broadway & Sullivan Rd. . Plans call for a $1.4 million remodel of the store with front facade modifications and interior updates. Unfortunately there is no news about an opening date this early in the process, more news to come!

Burlington is a large chain of stores selling clothing, coats, accessories and a lot more. The company already operates one store at the Franklin Park Shopping Center on N. Division in Spokane. For more info visit-

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ladder Coffee Roasters to open a new location in Spokane Valley, sharing a building with Canopy Credit Union

Ladder Coffee Roasters continues to grow, as does Canopy Credit Union ( formerly Spokane Federal Credit Union ) . A few months ago Canopy opened a new branch in Spokane Valley at 13105 E. Sprague, but with the branch being 3588 square feet it meant there was still some room in the building for another local business.

That local business will be Ladder Coffee Roasters, who will open a new coffee shop there with 1200 square feet and 5-8 employees. The shop is to open in December and will be open 7 days a week.

President and CEO of Canopy Credit Union, Charlotte Nemec says they reached out to Ladder Coffee Roasters founder and owner, Aaron Rivkin, because of their shared values; serving people no matter what stage of life they're in. This will be the second location for Ladder Coffee Roasters, who also has a location near both Downtown and Browne's Addition at 1516 W. Riverside.

For more info on Ladder Coffee Roasters, visit

For more info on Canopy Credit Union, visit

Olive Garden eyeing a new location in Spokane Valley

Although not set in stone just yet, it looks strongly like Olive Garden will soon be opening a new restaurant in Spokane Valley.

An application has been filed with the City of Spokane Valley by RSI Group,Inc. of Costa Mesa,Ca. to demolish the existing structure at 14742 E. Indiana Ave. .After removing that building it would be immediately replaced by a brand new 7700 square foot building for Olive Garden. The site is adjacent to Spokane Valley Mall and is currently home to Hong Kong Buffet, with no news yet about the fate of that business.

Keep watching this site for more news about this project. This would be the 2nd location for Olive Garden for the Spokane area, although a location existed in Downtown Spokane for many years but was closed by the company 4 years ago.

For more info on Olive Garden, visit-