Saturday, March 30, 2013

Target opening a store on the South Hill? Not confirmed but looking good.

It's been a rumor for some time but signs are looking better then ever before that a new Target will open in Spokane on the South Hill just south of the Shopko on Regal St. . The site of the rumored Target is owned by well known local developer Dave Black, who recently applied with the City of Spokane to begin site work on the land for an un-named large retailer. While the name was left off of the plans, prior plans have mentioned the phrase "future Target" .

The plans submitted by Black indicate the site will be a commercial development called Regal Place and will fall near the corner of Palouse Hwy and Regal St. . Black had also once purposed a Home Depot store on land directly to the north of the Regal Place land but those plans never came to fruition.

Although it does look as if the South Hill Target may become a reality in the near future it is still too soon to tell anything as to size of the store, how many jobs it may create or whether it may include a grocery area similar to the Target's at North Pointe and in Coeur d' Alene. However if the store does open it will be the 4th Target store in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area.

Big R Stores planning new location in Airway Heights

CSWW Inc. which is a Montana based company that operates Big R Stores locations around Montana, Washington and Idaho has purchased a 30 acre parcel of land and will begin the planning process for a new store nearby Airway Heights. The new store will be the 3rd location for the chain in the Spokane market as Big R Stores are also found in Mead and at 8703 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Big R also has a location at the corner of Government Way and Kathleen Ave in Coeur d' Alene that became a Big R after it was purchased from D&B Farm and Home last year.

The new Airway Heights Big R Store will be on S. Hayford Rd. directly south of the Cyrus O' Leary's Pie Factory. There has also been rumors of a distribution center on the land as well but that portion of the project has yet to be confirmed. Because the sale of the land only recently going thru, it is assumed it may be some time before construction starts or even an opening date but we will continue to follow up on that.

Big R Stores is a big box farm and home retailer that sells everything from everyday farm items to automotive and sporting goods items.

For more info on Big R visit their web site at-
www.bigrstore.com

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fusion Flours opens new gluten free take out bakery in Spokane

Nationally thousands of people deal day to day with an allergy to gluten, a common ingredient in many foods and found in wheat making it sometimes next to impossible to find groceries or go out to eat. But residents of Spokane that live with a intolerance to gluten can rejoice because of a new local business now open in North Spokane.

That new local business is called Fusion Flours. Fusion has been in business in Spokane for sometime actually as a wholesaler of gluten free flours for several local restaurants but now Fusion Flours has taken the leap into operating their own retail shop. Fusion officially opened their brand new retail bakery in early March and have since garnered much attention for the public and even the media. Fusion Flours new bake shop is located nearby Northtown Mall at 120 E. Wellesley Ave.

At the new Fusion Flours shop is plenty of gluten free baked goods that you would come to expect from such a shop like breads and scones. But also available is many gluten free meal choices like pizza and other dinner entrees / snacks. More new items may also be added as the new business evolves.

If you'd like more info on Fusion Flours new gluten free bake shop in North Spokane visit-
www.fusionflours.com


 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Huppin's closing Downtown Spokane store

After over 100 years of operation in Downtown Spokane Huppin's ,  a landmark retailer of TV's ,Camera's and other electronics announced a couple of weeks ago that it will close their store at 421 W Main across from Auntie's Bookstore / Sante' Resturant in Downtown Spokane. No word as of now however on an offical closing date for the store.

Huppin's however is not closing completly. The company also operates a store in North Spokane near the The Y which will remain open. That store is larger and much newer with it opening only back in 2010. The North Spokane Huppin's store can be found at 8016 N Division.

Also the company plans to keep it's onecall.com online shopping site open. The onecall.com site which is owned by Huppin's has been a primary part of the companies business since the site went live back in 1994.

A closing sale for the Downtown Spokane Huppin's is already underway,Huppin's management also intends to keep on as many of the Downtown store's 15 employees as possible but does admit layoff's are possible. The Downtown Huppin's opened it's doors in 1908 as a taylor shop elsewhere in the Downtown area and became the electronics retailler that we see today during the 1950's.

For more info on Huppin's visit their website at-
www.onecall.com

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sephora cosmetics chain to open at River Park Square in April

Visitors to Downtown Spokane's River Park Square mall will have a new place to shop for makeup and other cosmetics next month as Sephora a French based cosmetics company will open their first full line store in Spokane sometime in early April on the second floor (skywalk level) of the shopping center in a space that was home to Abercromie & Fitch until that popular clothing chain choose not to renew it's lease a couple of years ago.

The Sephora store will occupy about half of the former Abercromie & Fitch space with no word at this time may move into the remaining half. The unit has been largely vacant since 2011 with the expection of the Calender Club / Go Games seasonal store that opens every year in most Spokane area malls including River Park Square.

Sephora also operates 2 smaller stores in the Spokane area,both of which are limited locations and can be found inside of JcPenney stores at Spokane Valley Mall and Northtown Mall. Those locations will also stay open.

Sephora is based in Paris,France and has been in business since the 1970's. Sephora stores carry a wide verity of cosmetics and are a part of their larger parent company LVMH.

For more info on Sephora visit-
www.sephora.com



Monday, March 25, 2013

Frontline Fitness opens in Post Falls

It's unclear as to why, but the Tready Rock Plaza complex along Seltice Way in between Chase Rd. and Spokane St. in Post Falls has struggled to keep tenants other then it's anchor tenant , Meineke Auto Repair. But a new work out facility that is now open in the complex is looking very promising. The new gym is called Frontline Fitness and is in a front space that was last a small car dealership.

Frontline Fitness is a locally owned and operated business and offers many classes as well including  Les Mills programs and many more . Instructors are also available as well as childcare and a pro shop.

Frontline Fitness is open Monday thru Friday 5am till 10pm , Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 7am to 5pm.

For more info on the new Frontline Fitness in Post Falls including classes visit-
www.frontlinefitnessbattlefield.com

Or find them on Facebook at-
www.facebook.com/pages/Frontline-Fitness/466925306690576

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Local Business Profiles-The Spokane/ Coeur d' Alene resturants featured on Diners, Drive Inns and Dives.

For this edition of Inland Northwest Business Watch's local business profiles I figured I'd try something new, featuring several businesses with a common tie to each other like maybe an up and coming neighborhood filled with several locally owned and operated shops. Or in this case the Spokane restaurants that we're featured on Guy Fieri's hit Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-Inns and Dive's . Or as fans of the show call it, Triple D .

No area restaurants have popped up on the show very recently but as some may recall Guy and his crew came thru the area in 2010 and made several stops. While some disagreed with a few choices, all are very good and very local places to eat . If your looking for a place to eat in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area, look no farther then this list...

Resturants in the Spokane area...

Waddell's Pub & Grill
4318 S. Regal St Spokane
Web Site: www.waddellspubandgrill.com

Chaps Coffee Co.
4235 S. Cheney Spokane Rd. Spokane
Web Site:www.chapsgirl.com

Elk Public House
1931 W. Pacific Ave Spokane
Web Site : www.wedonthaveone.com

Editor's Note: The Elk Public House is one of my personal favorite places in Spokane. All of the other restaurants mentioned here are also worth a visit but if you only can choose one, I recommend The Elk. But please don't hate me if you don't agree.

Picabu Neighboorhood Bistro
901 W. 14th Ave Spokane
Web Site:www.picabu-bistro.com

Hills' Resturant and Lounge
401 W. Main Ave. Spokane
Web Site:www.hillsresturantandlounge.com

Resturants in Coeur d' Alene area...

Capone's Pub & Grill
751 N. 4th St. Coeur d' Alene
Web Site:www.caponespub.com

Editors' Note: Capone's is also opening a new location on Government Way in Hayden very soon. We are working on getting info on their new bar which is in a new building but for the most part the same as the original in Midtown Coeur d' Alene.

Jimmy's Down the Street Café
1613 E Sherman Ave. Coeur d' Alene
Web Site: www.jimmysdownthestreet.com

Although all of the local restaurants featured on Diner's, Drive Inns and Dives we're featured some time ago, The Food Network does still air reruns of the episodes from time to time. Consult your local listings for air times.

If you have an idea for a future local business profile article to be posted here on Inland Northwest Business Watch please contact me anytime at the e-mail address below:
inlandbusiness@yahoo.com





An update on Winco coming to Coeur d' Alene

One of the hot business topics here on Inland Northwest Business Watch has been the opening of a new Winco Foods grocery store in Coeur d' Alene. For more info about the store coming,like where it will be, who Winco is,etc... visit this post-

http://www.inlandnwbusiness.com/2012/06/winco-coming-to-coeur-d-alene.html

But here is what we have learned about the store and when it is coming.

-Construction is expected to start in early May of this year.

-A projected opening date has been set for early March 2014.

-The new store will take up 72,000 square feet.

The new Winco store won't be the only tenant for the land as the remainder of the site, at Ramsey Rd. and Appleway is being marketed as The Crossroads at Coeur d' Alene. This project will include a couple of other smaller retail spaces and a selection of out lots, of which INBW hears one is already sale pending. No word on to who or which space it is at this time.

Continue to watch Inland Northwest Business Watch for more news on Winco coming to Coeur d' Alene.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

3rd Avenue Plaza offer new co-working / small office space in Spokane.

The econony both locally and national is improving ,slowly improving but none the less it is improving. And right along with these new better times is coming a need for many to look for a space to run a new business. That is the primary reason behind a big rush on co-working and small excutive office space in many markets nationally and including Spokane.

Filling that need is a new office building now open just east of Downtown Spokane at 725 E. 3rd Ave, at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Scott St. The building which is now called Third Avenue Plaza has been remodeled and now offers...

 -Free parking
-Vending machine's
- Community Refrigerator
- 2 conference rooms on site
- High Speed Internet
-Free Coffee and Tea
-Mail service
- Copy and Fax service
And 24 hour a day building access via a secure keycard.

In addition to office space in the building Third Avenue Plaza also offers virtual offices which is a way to recive mail and give the impression of a professional permant office while operateing your business from someplace else like a private home or even another city.

Renting at Third Avenue Plaza is also cheeper then most office buildings with rental rates ranging from a day pass to the co-working space for just 15 dollars to private office spaces beginning at 250 a month. For full rental rates visit their website at the adress listed below.

Third Avenue Plaza is located only about 5 min. east of Downtown with easy access to I-90 via eather the Division St exit or Altamont St. exit. Leasing at the building is being ran by local real estate broker Bernadette Pillar.

For more info on Thrid Avenue Plaza visit their website at-
www.spokaneoffice.com

Or look for them on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The District Bar opens in Downtown Spokane

The Downtown Spokane restaurant scene continues to grow and now visitors to the Davenport Arts District have an option, The District Bar.

The District Bar opened back in December at the space next door to The Knitting Factory concert house.The new bar's address is 916 W. 1st Ave. The District Bar is a gastropub that features a full selection of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks as well as a full menu of food options.

The District Bar's menu is cooked under the authority of executive chef Gary Evans who's culinary credits include the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Bloxi,Miss. and the Palm Court Grill inside the Davenport Hotel.

Many of the menu items at The District Bar are classic American pub fare with some slight variation's. Drink wise 18 different beers are available including some local brews and hard liquor drinks are also sold.

For more info on The District Bar visit their Facebook page at-
www.facebook.com/districtbarspokane

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gonzaga's Zag Dining by Sodexo adds new food truck

Students and faculty of Gonzaga University have a new on campus dining option , a new food truck operated by the University's dining division which is operated by the national company Sodexo. The new food truck is joins popular on campus dining options as Panda Express, Crosby Cafe, Iggy's and many more.

The new Gonzaga food truck is a food trailer really and officially opened to students and the public in Mid February. As far as a name for the new mobile restaurant that part is not official yet and Zag Dining is holding a contest to find the name. Info about the contest as well as a sample menu are located on the website at the bottom of this post.

For more info on the Gonzaga Food Truck visit-
zagdining.wordpress.com

Or look for Zag Dining by Sodexo on Facebook.

Monday, March 18, 2013

MediaOne 360 , a new division of the Hagadone Corp. opens in Coeur d' Alene

Despite tough, but improving economic conditions . One Coeur d' Alene company continues to grow,diversify and maintain it's place near if not on the top of the Coeur d' Alene business community. That company is the Hagadone Corporation and they recently expanded by opening a new Internet marketing company called MediaOne 360 .

MediaOne 360 specializes in digital marketing consultation,Webscan assessment's, SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) , Pay per click advertising , E-mail marketing programs, Social Media marketing and even setting up display advertising to help deliver more traffic to any businesses website.

MediaOne 360 is headquartered locally in Coeur d' Alene, Their offices can be found in the Harbor Plaza building north of Downtown at 610 Hubbard St Suite 132.

For more info on MediaOne 360 call them at 208-620-4230 or look for them on Facebook.





 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Major remodel coming for a Downtown Coeur d' Alene building

Downtown Coeur d' Alene has evolved greatly over the years going from quaint logging town strip of bars and struggling business mixed in with a much higher vacancy rate. But while Coeur d' Alene is not a issue free community it's Downtown core has become a lot busyier and more successful. Today Downtown Coeur d' Alene is the heart of the community with quaint shops,boutiques and businesses geared largely to the tourists that frequent Coeur d' Alene during the summer months.

But if you live in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area chances are you already know of it's successes but what you may not know is another currently vacant building directly on Sherman Ave. is set to undergo a major renovation and addition changing the look of the eastern portion of downtown.

The former Midas Muffler and TnT Auto Repair Building at the corner of Sherman Ave. and 6th Ave will be redone in the near future. The building will be added onto in the front going out into the existing parking area with new space for a restaurant / coffee shop to open. Also attached to the building in the front will be 1,000 square feet of new outdoor patio space.

The older portion of the building will also be completely redone as well to create about 4,000 square feet of new retail space.

Design work on this project is being done by Uptic Studios of Spokane and leasing for the 2 new spaces is being done by Kiemle & Hagood Company of Spokane and Coeur d' Alene.

Work is also continuing on a couple of other buildings in the Downtown Coeur d' Alene. Keep watching Inland Northwest Business Watch for more on those projects.

A picture and info on the project mentioned in this story-

Localy Owned & Operated Business Profile- Permanent Makeup by Kelli B.

Today's local business being featured on Inland Northwest Business Watch's business profile is Permanent Makeup by Kelli B. Permanent Makeup by Kelli B. is located on the Southhill, the southwest corner of 29th and Southeast Blvd-2420 E. 29th Ave Lower level.
Permanent makeup highlights and defines the natural features of your face in the form of permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner and/or full lip color. The results are stunning, immediate and permanent! A youthful, refreshing, radiant yet natural look is achieved that can not be duplicated by traditional cosmetics. Each procedure is unique as the individual receiving it.
Permanent makeup is a great solution for contact lense wearers, individuals that struggle with allergies to traditional makeup, individuals that struggle with makeup smearing, smudging or running or women who have difficulty applying makeup because of poor vision or physical limitations. Perhaps your somebody who is particularly active, or somebody who always wants to be sure they have that color on their lips,permanent makeup from Permanent Makeup by Kelli B. might just be the answer you've been looking for.
Cosmetic Services offered by Permanent Makeup by Kelli B include-
-Lip liner
-Full Lips
-Eye Brows
-Eyeliner
Permanent Makeup by Kelli B's services are quite affordable as well, for the full price run down please contact their office at (509) 954-7544. Evening & weekend appointments are available.
Phone: 509-954-7544      Web: http://www.permanentmakeupbykellib.com

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spokane International Airport to offer new flights

The Summer months are just around the corner and this year Spokane Internation Airport has created 2 new flight services in and out of Spokane just in time for a summer vacation or a business trip ,but really more for a summer vacation just because it's more fun to think about!

The new flights from Spokane include...

Allegiant Air - Spokane to Honalulu,Hawaii

Chances are you've noticed the Allegant Air ad's on the TV or in the newspaper. That's because Allegiant is a completely new airline for Spokane. Allegiant Air is budget airline that is based in Enterprise,Nevada . Allegiant Air despite being a smaller and low cost airline does have a decent safety record with the Allegiant page on Wikipedia only making note of 2 accidents both of which we're a few years ago.

Flights in and out of Spokane at this point in time only go to Hawaii and as a intoduction to the local market the flights are / we're marketed at a cost of 144.00 one way,however this is before taxes and fees.

A previous post,which includes Allegiant's info and website on Inland Northwest Business Watch can be found here-
http://www.inlandnwbusiness.com/2012/08/allegiant-air-lands-in-spokane.html

Delta Air - Spokane to Los Angeles ( LAX )

Delta Air currently offers non stop flights from Spokane to Salt Lake City and Minneapolis and starting June 10th will include non stop flight service to LAX. Delta will offer these flights with wifi and the traditional 2 class plane layout. The plane to be used for the LAX flight can seat 76.


Spokane International Airport serves 3 millions passengers annually on 7 different airlines. In all 13 different major cities are serviced with non stop flight service from Spokane and the Airport management continues to invest in the airport and region with new flights and airport services.

For more info on Spokane International Airport and the flights at the Airport visit their website at-
www.spokaneairports.net

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Linoleum Shop becomes Caruso's Floors

Businesses come and go everyday, So for a small local business to open in 1933 and still be going strong they must be doing something right. That's exactly the case with Spokane's The Linoleum Shop at 402 W. Indiana Ave.

And now after 80 years of operation The Linoleum Shop has changed it's name to Caruso's Floors . Caruso's Floors is still ran by the same family and how business is done won't change. The name change is to honor the businesses founder Phil Caruso and to better reflect that the business sells much more then just linoleum.

For more info on Caruso's Floors visit-
www.linoleumshopspokane.com

Or look for them on Facebook at-
www.facebook.com/thelinoleumshop

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Miso Fresh Asian opens in Spokane

After a lengthy remodel Miso Fresh Asian , a brand new Asian fast food concept restaurant is now open in the food courts at both Northtown Mall and Downtown Spokane's River Park Square Mall . Miso takes the place of the former Edo Japan restaurants which closed a couple of months ago after Edo's Canadian parent company backed out of many of it's US locations to focus on that chains locations in Canada.

Miso Fresh Asian is a local business ran by Jay Underwood and Stephanie Vigil-Underwood . Even the menu is a creation of a local as the menu is the brainchild of Chef Curtis Smith who is also a instructor at Spokane's Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. The menu at Miso is inspired by the foods of Southeast Asia and are quite new for the fast food / food court restaurant scene. The cuisine at Miso is described and Southeastern Asian street cuisine and does include such common dishes like Teriyaki Chicken for those who aren't as adventurous when it comes to eating out.

Meals are cooked right in front of the customer at Miso in a stir fry pan on a gas fired range. The restaurants are a unique bright and attention getting white and bright green, a design that was created by local business, Paint Room Studios.

If you'd like more info on Miso Fresh Asian,including a look at the full menu visit their website at-
www.misofreshasian.com


Monday, March 11, 2013

Post Falls Coffee Co. opens 2nd location

Post Falls Coffee Co. is expanding and last month their new 2nd location offically opened next door to the G.W. Hunters Resturant at 621 N. Spokane St. in Post Falls. This is Post Falls Coffee Co. first location with an indoor area as their old location at the corner of Seltice Way and Chase Rd. was like many other local coffee shops,drive thru only. The drive thru on Seltice also will remain open and the new location will also have a on site drive up window.

The new Post Falls Coffee Co. also serves fresh baked goods such as scones,bagels,muffins,cookies,etc... in addition to the usual selections of coffee's ,latte's, espresso's and the like.

Post Falls Coffee Co. orginally opened in Post Falls back in 2010. For more info on Post Falls Coffee Co. visit them at-
www.postfallscoffeeco.com

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Spokane Valley

Big news has come in for the restaurant scene in Spokane Valley as the national chicken wing / sports bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings has confirmed they will open a new location in Spokane Valley sometime in late 2013. This is will be first Buffalo Wild Wings location in the Spokane market.

The new full service restaurant will be located on land at 14702 E. Indiana Ave. nearby Spokane Valley Mall and the corner of Indiana and Evergreen. It is estimated that the new location will employ about 120 and construction should start in the next couple of months.

Buffalo Wild Wings is a franchised restaurant chain specializing in wings. They are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and operate a total of 876 locations. More later when I get an more exact opening date....

For more info on Buffalo Wild Wings visit their website at-
www.buffalowildwings.com

Friday, March 8, 2013

New brands and car dealership changes in Spokane

In the last few months a lot has changed with the new car dealerships in the Spokane area,here is a look at some of what's new...

Mercedes-Benz of Spokane adds Sprinter

Mercedes Benz of Spokane located on George Gee Ave. (nearby I-90,Harvard Road exit) in Liberty Lake has added a new line of commercial vechicles to their luxury line up. The dealership now also sells Sprinter vans. Sprinter service is also available on site.

For more info on Mercedes-Benz of Spokane visit them at-
www.spokanemercedes.com

Dishman Dodge adds Jeep

The long running Dishman Dodge dealership,which is located on a large 10 acre campus at 7700 E. Sprague Ave (in the Spokane Auto Row) in Spokane Valley has began selling the entire Jeep line including such popular Jeep models as the Wrangler and the Patriot.

Dishman Dodge now sells new Dodge , Chrysler , Jeep and Ram Trucks as well a selection of used cars,trucks,vans and SUV's

For more info on Dishman Dodge visit them at-
www.dishmandodge.com

Barton Auto Group opens new showroom on in North Spokane

Barton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has opened it's new highly visable showroom and sales lot in North Spokane at 10701 N. Newport Hwy. . The new dealership opened in late December 2012 and also features a full service department.

For more info on the Barton Auto Group visit them at-
www.bartonautogroup.com

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rendevous sold,to become The Country Club

A big change is happening to the bar and club scence in Downtown Coeur d' Alene . The Rendevous night club near the corner of Coeur d' Alene Ave. and 3rd St has been sold and has since closed. Rendevous which was once also known as the Torch Lounge  was a club and bikini bar.

The Rendevous space has been purchased by the owner of the popular Downtown bar, The Moose Lounge, and will undergo an extensive remodel. Upon completion of the remodel the site will re-open as a country themed bar called The Country Club.

The Country Club is expected to be open sometime in April,just in time for the summer tourist/ event season in the Downtown area. The owners also plan to keep The Moose Lounge open as well,operating both bars at the same time.

Watch for more on here and on our Facebook page!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

European Market opens, adds to the Spokane Public Market

The Spokane Public Market has come along way since it's grand opening back in the Summer of 2011. Today the market , which is located in Downtown Spokane at 24 W. 2nd Ave. (in between Division and Browne ) is home to many different vendors ,markets and even a couple of delicious but not so well know restaurants. More on the market itself later in this post.

And one of the newest vendors at the Spokane Public Market is also of the most interesting and different for not just the market but for all of Spokane. That new vendor is called European Market and is a full service market selling a selection of fruits and vegetables but also fresh feta cheese and many items from around Europe,primarily Eastern Europe.

The European Market at Spokane Public Market has items like Cockta Soda, a cheese puff snack from Macedonia , candy bars and many more unique items that are if not impossible ,nearly impossible to find in the Spokane area.

The European Market is open when the market is open ( info on the market's hours below) and can be found near the front end of the Market's main room.

If you haven't paid the Spokane Public Market a visit for awhile now may just be the time. The Market has many unique vendors that change frequently. The Vendor's sell everything from fresh garden produce to meats,snacks , gifts and so much more. And Spokane Public Market isn't just food vendors there is even a couple of small restaurants that are a great place to catch a quick meal. One such spot is a relatively new Deli called Our American Deli which is home of large sandwiches and homemade soups.

Spokane Public Market is easy to find with plenty of parking both on street and surrounding the building ( largest lot is in the back, off of Pacific ) . The Market building is also home to the Marketplace Wine Bar and Sun People Dry Goods. The Market is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am till 6pm and Sunday 11am till 5pm.

For more info on the Spokane Public Market and the European Market visit-

www.spokanepublicmarket.org  

or on Facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/SpokanePublicMarket

Monday, March 4, 2013

Springhill Suites to open in Coeur d' Alene

Construction is now well underway near the corner of Seltice Way and Northwest Blvd. for the newest addition to the Hotels of Coeur d' Alene. The new hotel next door to the exsisting Holiday Inn Express will be branded as a Springhill Suites by Marriott.

The new Springhill Suites will improve the ability to find an available hotel room in Coeur d' Alene,a sometimes difficult task during the summer months and espilly during local events such as Ironman CDA and Car d' Alene. And Springhill will open just in time for the majority of those events as currently they plan to open on June 1st.

The new Coeur d' Alene Springhill Suites is also the first hotel in the entire state of Idaho to be a LEED certified building. Meaning it the hotel is being built "green" and will use less energy then the avrage.

The new hotel will be all suites, 118 suites in all. Features of the new hotel include...
-Complimentary hot breakfast
-Outdoor splashpad
-Fire tables
-Indoor Pool
-Fitness Center
-3 hole putting green
And a high speed wireless business center

The property overlooks the Riverstone development and the nearby hills. Jean Schaffer has been choosen to lead the hotel as general manager.

For more info on the new Coeur d' Alene Springhill Suites visit them on Facebook at-
http://www.facebook.com/SpringHillCda

Friday, March 1, 2013

Changes to the Spokane Club Scene

Big changes have happened over the last couple of months to the nightclub industry in Spokane,here is a recap of the biggest changes...

A Club closed

The A Club which had been a popular Downtown Spokane club and mainly live music venue has closed. The club had earned a good reputation for booking well known bands and preformers such as All American Rejects. The A Club was the anchor club to group of bars and clubs in the 400 block of West Sprague Ave. known as "The Block"

A Club 406 1/2 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane

Spokane Epicenter becomes rock club "The Center"

After the closing of the A Club the promoters relocated to a new building in North Spokane that is now hoping to be a Spokane's next big thing. The former Spokane Epicenter event center at 6425 N. Lidgerwood has been renamed The Center and hopes to attract some of the same big names. The Center is one of the largest clubs in Spokane.

A new club taking A Club's space

A new night club is opening in the space vacated by the A Club in Downtown Spokane, At post time we only have a little info on this new business,watch for more...

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