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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Update Sept 15th 2011
The new port of entry weigh station on I-90 at State Line is now in use and uses new technology to save the truckers time and bypass the standard scales but also removes the need for the driver to cross thru the exit at State Line to access which I have noticed in the past is a major safety issue and would have become worse once the Appleway bridge re-build is complete.

2 new restaurants will take the place of the former Niko's Wine Bar on Riverside in Downtown Spokane and within the same block as the Spokane Transit Bus Plaza,The restaurants are Rex’s Burgers & Brews and Fraiche Contemporary French. They hope to employ 45 and open in October this year and both are owned by the owners of the popular Scratch restaurant.Also new in the same building(The Peyton Building on N. Post) is the new Cougar Crest Estate Winery tasting room in the former site of Simply Northwest gift shop.

Construction and site work has started on the Med School project in the University District and is scheduled to be complete and open for students in 2014.

The former Safeway store at 1617 w 3rd Ave. in Spokane is being transformed into a Grocery Outlet and will hire 30 to 40 workers.

Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop has now opened in Hayden on Cornerstone Dr. (access road off of Prairie Ave. near Hwy 95) they are the 2nd tenant in the new strip mall which also features Thomas Hammer and will be home Exbablon IT who's sign just went up and will be looking into.

Bubba's Smoke Shop has opened in State Line in a building that once was the HQ for Star West Satellite.Some other tenants have also opened for business in the building and some remain for rent.

Marshalls will open in the Northtown Mall in the unit the was Nordstrom Rack(which has moved their store to Spokane Valley Mall) .Marshalls is a discount clothing store from the same parent company as TJ Maxx and will employ nearly 100.

More later....