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Thursday, June 28, 2012

New business update:June 28th 2012

In the Spokane area....

Avery Alterations moved along with the Downtown Spokane Mr. Tux store. The new clothing alteration business is now at 904 W. 1st Ave inside Mr. Tux.

Eastern Washington University will this summer open a new Military service center providing social services for returning Military personnel. The new center will be located on the 1st floor of Showalter Hall.

Riverview Retirement Community is expanding by building a new 13000 square foot aquatics center. The center will be on site at their campus which is at 1801 E. Upriver Dr. in Spokane

Construction is underway for the new Spokane Regional Recycling Center owned and operated by Waste Management. The new center is located on the West Plains at 2902 W. Geiger Rd.

Belleview Healthcare opened recently in Downtown Spokane. The health care supply chain store is located in the former Mr. Tux at the corner of Browne and 3rd St.

Method Juice Cafe will open soon in Downtown Spokane. The juice cafe will be at 718 W. Riverside

In the Coeur d' Alene and North Idaho area....

School and Day Care I Can Do It Learning Center on Ferry Landing Ave near Greensferry Rd. in Post Falls has closed.

Construction firm Inland Northwest Consultants (aka INC) in Post Falls is moving. They are now open on Calgary Ct. only a about 300 feet plus or minus from their old office.

With some of the profits going to local Public School the Coeur d' Alene Exchange Thrift Store opened recently in Midtown Coeur d' Alene. The store is at 849 N 4th St.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Winco coming to Coeur d' Alene

It's official,The Boise based grocery store chain Winco Foods will open a new store in Coeur d' Alene. Winco, which is known for their low prices operates 80+ stores in 6 states, in the local area they operate grocery stores in Spokane Valley at the corner of Sprague and Farr and in North Spokane off of Nevada St behind the Northpointe Wal-Mart.

Winco Foods had originally proposed building a store in Coeur d' Alene sometime back but put that store on hold to pursue expansion in other parts of the West. But they will now take the next step on the Coeur d' Alene store. The new Winco store will be at the corner of Ramsey Rd and Appleway on the northeast corner.The new store will be the anchor of a new commercial development called The Crossroads Coeur d' Alene. Currently Winco is the only tenant for The Crossroads development but will eventually offer other stores and even possibly a bank or gas station.More on this development as I get them.

The new Coeur d' Alene Winco Foods store will be just like other Winco's offering full service grocery options including but not limited to Frozen foods, Meat Dept, Bakery, Bulk Foods and a Produce Dept. . The new store will create about 200 new jobs,The new store however will not open till 2013.

For more info on Winco Foods visit-

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Business Update: June 26th 2012

In the Spokane area...

The FedEx Office location on N Division one block south of Northtown Mall in Spokane has moved out.

Lorraine Jewelry which also had been just south of Northtown Mall on N. Division in Spokane has closed.

Sleep Country has relocated their store on N. Division near Northtown Mall to farther south on Division to the old home of the Walker's Furniture Clearance Center. The new location is bigger and only about a block from the old store.

New coffee shop Revel77 Coffee will open in a couple of months on the South Hill in Spokane at 3223 E. 57th St.

Telect is opening a new development center in the Spokane Business and Industrial Park Building 10 in Spokane Valley.The address for the new Telect center is 3608 N Sullivan Rd.

VanHouten Upholstery has opened in Spokane behind Zip's at 10125 N Division St.

A company called IPC has aquired the Spokane based company Hospital Specialists and will move the newly merged company to offices at 316 W. Boone Ave Suite 757

Fatburger will officially open their second location in the Spokane market later this year . The newest Spokane Fatburger will be in the Five Mile Shopping Center at 1902 W. Francis. The original Fatburger has been in the food court at Northern Quest Casino where it has been hugely successful.

Also opening at the Five Mile Shopping Center on W. Francis in North Spokane is Health themed business Sound Body Sports Medicine and Suppliments.

Adhara Studio is open now in Liberty Lake. The new salon is located at 23505 E. Appleway Suites 104 and 105

Enduris Washington has moved into their new home office in Spokane. They can now be found at 5709 W. Sunset Suite 105

In the Coeur d' Alene/ North Idaho area...

Tara B's Fashion Jewelry & Accessories which had been in the Ironwood Square Shopping Center at the corner of Ironwood and Lincoln in Coeur d' Alene is going out of business.

Urban Mining Depot which does recycling for items such as electronics and other hard to recycle recyclables has moved to a new home on Ramsey Rd. out front of the Ramsey Transfer Station in Coeur d' Alene.

Shen Teng Acupuncture Clinic is now open in Post Falls above the Wandermere Real Estate office on E. Seltice Way near McDonald's

The award winning Fairwinds Assisted Living community on Seltice Way nearby Riverstone and the Holiday Inn will soon become North Star Retirement Community. 

A new sushi restaurant is opening in Sandpoint. The eatery will be called Big Tuna Sushi Bar and will be located in the 100 Block of S. 2nd Ave.

New events coming to Coeur d' Alene this year.

It's no secret that local events are huge for the economy of Coeur d' Alene. For instance many Downtown Coeur d' Alene businesses count on the large crowds at Car d' Lane, Ironman, Taste of the Coeur d' Alene's ,etc... for some of their biggest grossing days of the year and this 2 new events are sure to add to the economic boost,those events are...

- While not in Downtown Coeur d' Alene the Coeur d' Alene Music Festival will make it's debut this year at Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Government Way. This event is an 4 day outdoor music festival with the headlining concert being Eric Hutchinson . The event takes place Aug 30th thru Sept 2nd and other concerts include Vertical Horizon and Everlast plus many more including local artist Ron Greene. A 4 day pass to the festival is only 75 dollars and single day passes are available at 25 dollars each.

For ticket info for the Coeur d' Alene Music Festival visit-

 - After a several decade long absence Hydroplane Races will return this year to Lake Coeur d' Alene. The event is called the Diamond Cup Regatta and it will feature a Grand Prix style Hydroplane race with what is called unlimited Hydroplane racing coming to next year's event. The event which does take place in and around Downtown Coeur d' Alene will happen on Labor Day Weekend and organizers are motivated and hope to make this one of the larger hydroplane races in the United States. It should also be noted the Diamond Cup Regatta has been held before but not with the actual races like 2012's event will feature.

These events plus all the new businesses opening really are a great sign for the economy of Coeur d' Alene.

Monday, June 25, 2012

New format @ Inland Northwest Business Watch

In a effort to hopefully get even more business news on this website and make the site more like the e-business newspaper it is intended to be, Inland Northwest Business Watch will soon have 1 day a week of business news story posts as opposed to several days a week that I current run. While breaking news and occasional other stories may be posted at other times all posts will come online at 12 Noon on Wednesday's . The change will take effect in 2 weeks with the first day of posts being Wed. July 11th.

All of the current features will remain the same including...
New Business Update's
Local Business Profile's
And the latest local Business News
Also watch for the following new features coming soon to Inland Northwest Business Watch...
Elsewhere in the Inland Northwest
And many more still "under development"

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Spokane Valley medical building returning

Last year the unthinkable happened to the tenants a patients who used the Valley Mission Professional Building in Spokane Valley. The building which was largely medical office space suffered an early morning explosion and fire created by gas tanks located inside a dental office. The building which is located across the street from Valley Hospital off of Mission in Spokane Valley is now putting the finishing touches on a complete rebuild and now tenants are coming back and re-opening after they we're forced into temporary locations elsewhere in the Valley.

The businesses returning or have already returned to the Valley Mission Professional Building are...

-Dentist Tom Conlon (open)
-Valley Mission Homecare Pharmacy (open,after operating out of a trailer in the parking lot for some time after the fire)
-Spokane Obstetrics and Gynecology (open)
-Providence Valley Family Physicians (open)
-Dentist offices of Higuchi and Skinner (re-opens in early July,this was the unit where the fire orginated)
-A new tenant yet to be named

Only one tenant could not return,that tenant is Summit Rehabilitation .

Saturday, June 23, 2012

KYRO'S new Frontier Ice Arena almost ready

For the last couple of years sports in Coeur d' Alene has been missing something...a Ice Arena. The former KYRO Arena was forced to close after a major snowstorm caused the roof to collapse directly over the ice rink,that building had to be torn down. But since then Coeur d' Alene's Hockey backers have put all their time and efforts into rebuilding and later this summer,perhaps even next month the new arena will officially open.

The new Coeur d' Alene Ice Arena which is now called Frontier Arena to reflect a large donation from the telephone company,Frontier is located only about 1000 feet or to the west of the original site along Seltice Way nearby the Riverstone and Mill River Developments. The new arena will actually still use the same parking lot the orginal did with the new addition of lighted Centennial Trail Parking.

The new arena comes with a price tag of 2.8 million dollars,of which some was paid in insurance from the former building's collapse.The Frontier Arena will feature 1 NHL size ice rink, 5 locker rooms, Stadium Seating, Concessions on site and a heated lobby area. KYRO's website also calls for future plans to include a second ice rink but that is in the future.

For more info on KYRO or the Frontier Ice Arena visit them online at-

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New business update:June 21st 2012

In the Spokane area...

Joining the Spokane Valley restaurant scene is Little Euro . Little Euro is a venture of the owners of the breakfast restaurant chain, Old European Breakfast House also here in Spokane.Little Euro is located at 517  N. Pines in what was Victoria's on Pines.

The Hallmark Hyundai dealership at 8801 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley has been taken over by the Larry H. Miller auto group and has been renamed Larry H. Miller Hyundai .
More info-

Artistic Expressions Preforming Arts Academy has now opened in North Spokane. The school can be found at 45 W. Weile Suite B

Whistle Stop Coffee Shop is the latest addition to the Spokane Valley's coffee shop scene. Whistle Stop can be found at 16409 E. Sprague Ave.
More info-

Pause. A Massage & Reiki Studio has opened up in Downtown Spokane. The studio is located at 10 N. Post St Suite 647

Designs Studio 13 has moved and can now be found at 703 N Monroe St still in Spokane. Designs Studio 13 does both hair and nails as well as Tattoo's

A new limo service has launched in Liberty Lake, the service is called Blackjack Limo

In the Coeur d' Alene and North Idaho area...

Due to the business owners retirement The Picket Fence which is a country themed gift store is closing.The business had been in Hayden's Hayden Creek Plaza at the corner of Government Way and Prairie Ave.

Taqueria El Paisa is a new taco truck that is now open in Coeur d' Alene. The business sells authentic Mexican food with slow cooked BBQ meats their small red and white camper which can be found at the corner of Atlas Rd and Seltice Way.

The Corner Grill is now open in Coeur d' Alene. The new walk-up restaurant is located behind the Corner Bar on 4th St in Midtown Coeur d' Alene. Before the opening of the Corner Grill the space was last another restaurant called the Tiki Hut

Americantiques which is a Coeur d' Alene antique store is moving to Downtown Coeur d' Alene. The new store will be in the recently remodeled storefront next to Cisco's Antiques on 4th St just 2 blocks north of Sherman Ave in the heart of Downtown.

Full Circle Satellite in Post Falls is moving up and will soon move into the retail space that was last Pacific Wireless next to the State Liquor Store at the corner of Hwy 41 and Seltice Way in Post Falls.Full Circle is a Dish Network reseller
More Info on Full Circle

Another new restaurant that has opened in Coeur d' Alene is Pig-A-Licious BBQ which can be found inside of the Texaco gas station in the 2000 Block of East Sherman Ave.

Sometime back I reported this last business closed,turns out Retro Shot Espresso only moved. The coffee drive up featuring organic coffee is open now at the former Sunshine Espresso location at the corner of Ironwood and Goverment Way.
More info-

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zip Line tour business now open

This summer tourists and locals alike will be "zipping" around the area around the Silver Valley town of Wallace.But those visitor won't be zipping to the other things to do in Wallace like the Oasis Bordello Museum, they'll be zipping on actual zip lines thru the trees in the terrain surrounding the mountain town. The reason is because of a new business that opened on June 1st called Silver Streak Zip Line Tours . Silver Streak has created a 2 course zip line route thru a very scenic area which is sure to become popular and will cost 75 dollars for a single tour which includes 4 to 6 zips on ether course.

Silver Streak Zip Line Tours offices are located inside the Wallace Inn Hotel at 100 Front St. in Downtown Wallace and can also be found online at there one can make reservations and view zip line course maps.

Also they can be found on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New business incubator opening in Spokane.

Spokane is rapidly becoming a business friendly haven for new, expanding businesses and start ups and that's the reason behind a new business incubator opening near Downtown Spokane to fill the new businesses needs for space. The new center will open for tenants in August and already at least 4 businesses have agreed to take office space. The new "innovation center" is a venture of McKinstry who recently remodeled the building and now have their Spokane regional offices already in the building. The building is located at 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. and once was
a electric railway repair shop.

The new incubator will favor businesses  involved in life sciences , clean technology and education. The space will be considered class A office space and can be configured anywhere from 100 square feet up to 5,000 square feet. The new McKinstry Spokane Innovation Center will have office space for about 24 plus or minus tenants and many new local jobs.

For more info on McKinstry's new Spokane Business Incubator including picture and leasing info visit-

Monday, June 18, 2012

Super 1 Foods growing and now open in Bonners Ferry

The Hayden,Idaho based grocery store chain Super 1 Foods has expanded by 1 more new location. The newest Super 1 is in the small Boundary County town of Bonners Ferry. Super 1 Foods which is ran out of the Hayden store is a sister company of the Spokane based grocery supply company URM Stores. Super 1 has seen some expansion lately despite the tough local economy with the last location opening only a short time ago in Sandpoint and rumors have even come up for a new store in Athol. Other established Super 1 Foods locations are found throughout North Idaho,Spokane and Western Montana.

But enough about Super 1 as a company the newest grocery opened last week at Bonners Ferry,The new grocery store has created aprox. 80 new jobs for the small town . The store is a full service grocery in about 49,000 sq feet of space. The new store features everything one would expect with grocery,frozen,bakery and deli items. But that's not all as the new Bonners Ferry Super 1 Foods store also offers a pharmacy and organic and gluten free items.The new store is a welcome addition to the town as the counties unemployment rate has hovered around 14% for sometime now.

For more info on Super 1 visit-

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pepsi to merge Spokane and Coeur d' Alene centers

National soft drink producer Pepsi Co. has announced that they plan to merge their 2 separate bottling and distribution center operations is Spokane and Coeur d' Alene into one new centrally located building. Pepsi will move into aprox. 80,000 square feet of space at 11016 E. Montgomery Dr. in Spokane Valley. The new consolidated Pepsi facility will still employ all of their 130 area employees and will eliminate their need for the current operations which are on Dalton Ave. in Coeur d' Alene and at 4014 E. Sprague in Spokane. The move will also close a fleet vehicle maintenance facility on Ralph St. also in Spokane. The move is expected to take place during the summer and after Aug. 1st .

For more info on Pepsi Co. -

Local business profile: Casper Fry

This Inland Northwest Business Watch local business profile is of a brand new restaurant that opened just last week in Spokane's South Perry District. The new restaurant is called Casper Fry and is located at 928 S. Perry St. in Spokane. The new Casper Fry is a full service restaurant with many southern comfort food inspired menu items as well as desserts that are made locally by one of the owner's other businesses Madeleine's Cafe.

Casper Fry also has a full bar for cocktail or a glass of wine to go with your meal.Casper Fry also supports local farmers and ranchers primarily relying on locally produced foods for their dishes ,dishes like...
Shrimp and Grits

Fried Chicken and...

Chorizo plus many more. For more info on the all new Casper Fry visit- or find them on Facebook.

Local business profiles on Inland Northwest Business Watch are a promotion of buying local and are not an endorsement/ advertisement for any business or product. If you would like your local business written up on INBW please contact me at or on our Facebook page at

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Inlander and Spa Paradiso to move to Kendall Yards

The popular Spokane weekly newspaper The Inlander has announced that they will build a new permanent headquarters building in the new Kendall Yards development near Downtown Spokane for all of their operations. The Inlander will build and own the new building which will be about 11,000 square feet in all and will also include aprox. 2,000 square feet of extra office space to be for lease.Prior to this move The Inlander has had several rented homes at various Spokane locations

The Davenport Hotel's spa business Spa Paradiso will also make the move to the new Kendall Yards neighborhood. In fact the Spa's space will be in another new building directly next door to The Inlander's new office.This building too will offer space for lease.

Kendall Yards is a mixed use development that has been in the works for several years but has really only taken off since Liberty Lake based development company Greenstone took over last year.The former development company could not survive in the current economy.Inland Northwest Business Watch has also learned of a new restaurant coming to the Kendall Yards project and is tracking a proposed Grocery Store there as well. More details to come in the future...

For more info on Kendall Yards

North Idaho College Ponderay Center moving to Sandpoint.

When one thinks of Sandpoint chances are, a college town is not one of the first things that comes to mind but soon that will be the case. That's because North Idaho College has announced their plans to move their existing center located in the Bonner Mall at the small town of Ponderay into a new location in Sandpoint. The growing Ponderay NIC campus will move into that space at 102 S. Euclid St. in Downtown Sandpoint . The move will take place this summer with classes beginning at the new location for the fall 2012 semester.Once moved the new name of the campus will be NIC at Sandpoint.

The most exciting of North Idaho College's move is the increased space which will be welcome for the growing student population.The new site will be about 8,000 sq feet and is to include a theater and commercial kitchen space.The new larger site will also allow NIC to explore adding more classes and programs to the campus in the near future . NIC's Sandpoint and Ponderay locations are a branch of the main campus in Coeur d' Alene.

For more info on North Idaho College-

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Viking Tavern Closes

A Spokane favorite, The Viking Tavern has unexpectedly closed it's doors. The Viking which is located at 1221 N Stevens St near the Spokane Arena and KXLY Studios closed it's doors today, The closure was very unexpected and details on the closure are a vague but appears to involve a tax issue. More on the closure of the Viking as I get here and on our Facebook page at

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Business Update:June 11th 2012

New Businesses in the Spokane area...

Xotic Auto & Marine will open in soon in Liberty Lake. The new business will be in the formerly vacant building across from Huntwood on Country Vista Dr.

The new Pottery Bug Studio is now open in Otis Orchards. The Pottery Bug is a paint your own pottery studio that is located in the same corner on Wellesley Ave. as River City Pizza and the Otis Grill.

Chain Mattress retailer ,  Sleep City has opened a new store in Spokane. The new Sleep City is in the former University Appliance by Puffin Glass and the corner of N Division St and Garland/ Empire

Complete Nutrition has opened their second location in the Spokane market. The new store is now open in the Northtown Square Shopping Center at the corner of N Division and Wellesley ,directly across from Northtown Mall. The first Spokane Complete Nutrition opened only a couple of months ago in Spokane Valley nearby Spokane Valley Mall

To make way for the opening of the new Wholesale Sports store in Northtown Mall, Clothing store Red Fox is moving to a new space still in the mall but now by Vivo.

Uncle Sam's Flag Store in Northtown Mall also moved recently. Uncle Sam's can now be found still in the mall but by Macy's

New Businesses in the Coeur d' Alene and North Idaho area...

Stacie's Cakes has opened their new retail outlet in Post Falls. The cake and cupcake bakery is on Spokane St. across from the Post Falls Library in the same building as the Pit Stop Tavern

Midway Nissan has switched names and owners, the Post Falls Nissan dealership is now Findlay Nissan and the dealer will stay on Polston Ave. across from the Post Falls Police Department.

Motion Auto Supply will open a new store in Post Falls. The new auto parts store will open in the former Carquest Auto Parts Store on Seltice Way next to the State Liquor Store and near the Spokane St. intersection.

The auto repair and quick lube business that was Post Falls Quick Lube has re-opened.The shop is now Master Lube and Auto and is located on Seltice Way in Post Falls across from Global Credit Union and Dairy Queen near HWY 41.

Holy Roller Tattoo also in Post Falls has moved.The tattoo parlor is now at 205 E. Seltice in the strip mall that also houses Auto Paint Plus and Treaty Rock Realty near the intersection of Seltice and Spokane St..
Holy Roller had been farther east on Seltice near the Post Falls Post Office.

The Downtown Coeur d' Alene San Fransisco Sourdough Eatery location has re-opened.The sandwich shop has a new owner and has done some work to the business. San Fransisco Sourdough is located in the 300 block of E. Sherman in the heart of Downtown Coeur d' Alene.

A new e-cig retailer has opened in Sandpoint.The new shop is called Vapor Planet and is located at 100 E. Church St. Suite A . Vapor Planet also sells full e-cig kits with kits starting at $120

An Allstate Insurance agency has moved into the Mullan Plaza building in Post Falls.The building and office are at the corner of Mullan Ave. and Cecil Rd. just about 1/2 block from the Post Falls Wal-Mart .

Faithful Chocolates is now open in Coeur d' Alene. The new business is in the Ironwood Square Shopping Center at the corner of Lincoln Way and Ironwood. Prior to Faithful Chocolate's opening the store was last a Spocandy location.

Garlic Jim's Pizza in Coeur d' Alene has changed and is now Northwest Pizza Company. The Coeur d Alene Pizza shop is still located by Super Supplements at the corner of US 95 and Neider Ave.

Vacation Sport Rentals has opened in Downtown Coeur d' Alene. The business is located in the formerly vacant building at the corner of 3rd and Coeur d' Alene Ave. The business does various sport rentals including Jet Ski and Pontoon Boat Rentals.

The Coeur d' Alene location of Mountain Comfort Home Furnishings is closing due to the store being unable secure a new lease. The store had been located at the corner of US 95 and Haycraft Ave.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Local business profile: Northwest Maps

This Inland Northwest Business Watch business profile is a special one for me as it's one of my favorite businesses in the Spokane area. This business is a great place for anyone with an interest in maps and geography but it's also a great place to buy a map for that next big hiking or fishing trip. This profile is of Northwest Maps which is located in Spokane Valley at 10525 E. Sprague Ave in the strip mall behind Senor Taco .
Northwest Maps retail store sells all kinds of maps from their own branded Spokane map books to park maps for outdoor enthusiasts to maps of cities like Seattle,Portland,etc... . But Northwest Maps isn't just maps they also sell a large selection of travel guide books for both domestic and international destinations . Northwest Maps is 100% locally owned and operated and are a one stop shop for your travel info needs. Their store is open Monday-Friday 9-2 and for more info on Northwest Maps in Spokane Valley please visit their website at  or call 509-455-6981

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Splashdown Water Park to expand

Spokane Valley's Splash Down Family Water Park has officially announced plans to expand the water park with a multi-year expansion plan . The park which is located near the I-90 Pines Rd. exit on Broadway Ave. will add a total of 6 new water slides which will include 2 new inner tube rides , 1 kiddie tube ride , 1 kiddie body water slide, 1 extreme body slide and 1 translucent spiral tube slide. The water park's expansion will begin during this season and will not just be limited to new water rides as Splash Down will also remodel their main building and adding additional seating and shade areas.

Splash Down Family Water Park is now open for the summer season and will be open now thru Labor Day. For more on the Water Park visit their web site at -

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spokane new business update: June 6th 2012

In the Spokane area...

The 1st of June was the grand opening for 2 businesses in one new office building.The businesses are Children's Dentist   Kidsmile Dental and Paventy Orthodontics who have both moved offices into the building at 721 S Pines Rd in Spokane Valley.

A new collectibles store called Coolectibles opened recently in the Garland District at 612 W. Garland Ave. Spokane.

Bramasole Majolica D'Italia is a new store on the South Hill specializing in imported Italian merchandise, The new store is at 3103 S. Grand Ave Spokane.

The offices of Keefe,Bowman and Bruya have taken space in Downtown Spokane's Old City Hall Building at 221 Wall St by Spokane Falls Blvd.

Watch soon for construction on the new Spokane Valley Cancer Center . The cancer specialty clinic will be a 2 story center covering almost 22,000 sq feet at 13424 E. Mission in Spokane Valley.

Wood Insurance Network Group  has moved into new office in Downtown Spokane at the Paulsen Center, 421 W. Riverside Spokane. Wood Insurance is in Suite 668 of the large office building.

Spokane Falls Community College will soon construct a large new classroom building at their West Spokane campus. The new building will take up 47,500 sq feet and will be 2 stories.

A new apartment complex called 55th Ave. Apartments is coming to 3223 E. 55th Ave on Spokane's South Hill . The new apartment complex will have a total of 120 rental units.

A new thrift store has opened at 2035 W. Northwest Ave. in Spokane. The new shop is called Love Discounts Thrift Store and sells a wide verity of items.

Have a new business your opening,moving or expanding or maybe one you've seen in your Spokane or Coeur d' Alene neighboorhood? I want share it,simply click the submit business news tip link at the top of this page! Thanks for reading INBW!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Spokane Liquor Store changes

It's official , as of June 1st Washington State's voted in I-1183 has gone into effect and for the general public that means fine spirits like Rum, Whiskey, Vodka and many more can be purchased in local grocery stores and Pharmacies. But from a business standpoint in means the closure of all Liquor Stores owned by the state in the Spokane area. Prior to I-1183 going into effect The State of Washington auctioned of the rights to those stores to private individuals but all but 1 Spokane area Liquor Store have now closed because those private individuals must find there own location or negotiate a new lease with the current building owners . If the store is moved it must by law be re-opened within 1 mile of the former store location.

The aforementioned still open Liquor Store is The South Hill Liquor Store at 57th and Perry as that store was operating under an private state contract. The other Spokane Liquor Stores that have now closed are...

In Spokane
-Manito Shopping Center Liquor Store, which is now owned by Tajinderpal Singh
-Garland Liquor Store
-Hillyard Liquor Store
- 3rd and Cedar St Liquor Store

In Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake
-U-City Liquor Store in Spokane Valley
-East Sprague Liquor Store( near the Spokane Valley Costco) now owned by Ryan Godell.
-Liberty Lake Liquor Store

The change effects not only these locations but all formerly state owned stores throughout out Washington. Keep checking back with Inland Northwest Business Watch for when and where these stores will re-open.