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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Update Sept.7th,2011

Ok,so maybe i've been a bit slow to get this blog started but here is what I know of what is going on right now...
Work has started on the new entry to NIC at Northwest Blvd. and Hubbard Ave. the project will include a new stoplight at the intersection and as of right now traffic is mess with little marking which lanes to be in, hopefully that improves.Otherwise construction continues elsewhere on NIC's campus for the Education Corridor project with new roundabouts in place which I might ad seeing the road so close to Fort Ground Grill and the Jefferies TV building gone completely sure does look different.

Expression Dance has moved into their new preforming arts center on Hwy. 41 near Poleline in Post Falls.

The north Spokane K-mart along with the attached strip mall will be demolished to make way for a new Lowe's store,K-marts going out of business sales have already started.

Maurice's in CdA is moving out of Silver Lake Mall and into Silver Lake Plaza across Canfield from the Mall,This will be a good move for them in my opinion however with Silver Lake Mall already being half dead it will be interesting to watch to see what happens.Personally I think the mall should be torn down and a lifestyle center type development built in it's place but this may be hard since owner General Growth Properties is not exactly in the best place financially.

Traditions of Coeur d Alene,Which will be a 4 story 120 unit senior housing complex near Costco is still in the works and the owners are working on securing "alliterative financing".

Horizon Credit Union has moved into the River City Center plaza at Hwy 41 and Mullan in Post Falls

Top This Frozen Yogurt has opened in Post Falls in the same plaza as Dollar Tree near Cecil and Mullan.

Burger King is set to be open by Oct 15th in Post Falls in front of the older Wal-mart on Mullan.And they are presently hiring thru the Dept. of Labor office on nearby Thornton Ave.

Progress is being made on the new Trader Joe's store in the Lincoln Heights plaza on Spokane's South Hill neighborhood.

Spokane International Airport is said to be looking into developing a on site Gas station/Travel plaza,They have also started to have free wifi(it was a fee service).

Although I haven't driven it yet,i'm told the extension of Indiana Ave thru to Flora in the valley is done and in my opinion is great as it will make a much needed way to connect the Valley Mall area with points east such as Liberty Lake,I'm also told a new medical office/clinic building will be built off the new Indiana Ave.

Center Partners Coeur d Alene call center has begun to move into it's new building in Liberty Lake,The building used to house Telect,Inc.

It may be sometime out but I hear Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights may look into a permanent outdoor concert site,presently the popular outdoor concerts are held in temp. structure on a sizable peice of lawn.

More to come soon....