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Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Spokane Chiefs team store opens inside Spokane Arena

The weather is cooling down fast and hockey is back in the Inland Northwest! Spokane's own the Spokane Chief's are off to a great start with many more games yet to come. But new this year , for the fans , is an all new team gift shop with a convenient location.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Large new apartment complex going in near Northern Quest Casino

In the last few weeks construction crews and equipment have convened on a site in Airway Heights just south of Northern Quest Casino and gotten attention. While as of right now blasting and general site development is all that is has taken place. Full construction should start in the near future for a large new apartment complex on the site.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

3 new resturants coming to Kendall Yards

It's been known for a while now that the developers of the Kendall Yards development we're planning on adding more new local restaurants to the site. Three new restaurants in fact, and up until now there was no official announcement to say what restaurants they we're. And while technically there still hasn't been an announcement. Signs have gone up on the Kendall Yards site, bearing the names of the 3 new restaurants, so here they are....

The Bartlett , a new music venue opening in Downtown Spokane

Most of time in this day and age there are several local projects that can be found on the always growing indiegogo and Kickstarter funding web sites . And while not all of the ideas on those sites become reality in only a couple of months one of the success stories will open in Downtown Spokane , bringing with it a new all ages music venue and more.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Athleta opening at River Park Square

Another new chain is coming to River Park Square. That new business is a growing women's athletic store called Athleta.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Huckleberry Thicket to move to Post Falls

The big purple sign is already up and construction crews are hard at work on the interior of the new home in Post Falls for Huckleberry Thicket.

AutoNation Toyota building new showroom in Spokane Valley

AutoNation Toyota , which took on the AutoNation name earlier this year, and formerly known as Appleway Toyota is undergoing so big changes. But the dealership won't be leaving Spokane Valley.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Best Sandwich Shack in CdA awarded best sandwich in Idaho by Zagat

It's always good news when a local business wins a big award. And this is probably one of the biggest awards to be brought home for the Coeur d' Alene area in awhile . Best Sandwich Shack was recently awarded best sandwich in Idaho on Zagat's recent 50 states ,50 sandwiches feature .

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ridpath Club Apartments plan moves forward ( photo's and floor-plans included )

Looks like there is still hope for Spokane's long vacant Ridpath Hotel . Local development firm ,Wells and Company headed up by developer Ron Wells is moving forward with their plan for the historic high rise in the heart of Downtown Spokane.

STCU planning new branch in Coeur d' Alene.

STCU ( Spokane Teachers Credit Union ) is making plans to increase their presence in North Idaho with the upcoming addition of a new branch in Coeur d' Alene . The new branch will be the 4th location in Idaho for the locally based Credit Union.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Several big projects close to Geiger exit in the West Plains

The West Plains area west of Spokane is , just like it's been for awhile now , the place to be for new developments. And one West Plains area is taking off with 4 major construction projects in various phases of development . That area is the area with a short radius of the I-90 Geiger Blvd. / Grove Rd. and here is a look at what we now about what is coming....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Developing story- Remodeling work comes to Northtown Mall

We don't have much info on what exactly is planned however there are some exciting changes coming Spokane's Northtown Mall very soon. Construction work is already underway in the basement of the mall where Bumpers Family Fun Center once was, until they moved out last December ( more on the Bumpers move visit - )

DownEast Basics moves , to replace Valley Mall store with sister chain

DownEast Basics , a fashion retailer in the Spokane Valley Mall has closed it's store on the mall's west side near the Thomas Hammer Coffee Shop. But fans of the chain don't have to worry because DownEast has not left Spokane entirely and the company will continue a presence in the Valley Mall just with a new name and branding.

The Culinary Stone opening in anchor space at Riverstone

That big vacant retail space at 2129 Main St. in CdA , that was originally built out to be a Barnes & Noble store that never happened will finally be filled soon. And while the sign in the front window actually reads " The Culinary District coming soon " the businesses name has actually been modified and will open soon as The Culinary Stone.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Inland Business Catalyst Magazine re-launches, and we're in it !

Earlier this year Spokane's Inland Business Catalyst Magazine stopped publishing on it's own and became a section towards the back of the Catalyst's sister publication , Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living Magazine . But after 3 runs inside the pages of Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living , the magazine's management has again broken out and as of this month has re-launched as a full and separate publication.

Natural Grocers to open on former Elmer's site in CdA

I've received a lot of questions about what is happening on the former site of Elmer's Restaurant in Coeur d' Alene. And until last weekend I unfortunately , despite many research attempts,came up with nothing. But a lead from Nils Rosdahl's column in the Sunday Coeur d' Alene Press has uncovered just what it will be. I've done my own checking to make sure it's correct and I can now say the site will be....

Friday, September 13, 2013

Liberty Mutual Insurance to expand in Liberty Lake, be new tenant at new office building

This is a follow-up post to a story covered on here earlier this week.

Not long ago we reported of a possible large expansion at Liberty Lake's Meadowwood Technology Campus that was only waiting on a lease signing for a large national office tenant. We are now happy to report that the pending lease has been signed and the expansion will now move forward. And that tenant is already quite familiar to the space.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Long awaited new restaurant opening dates annouced

There are several new restaurants coming to the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene area  , in various stages of construction but all soon. Here are some of the most talked about and when they are currently planning to open...

Included in this post are the current opening dates for- Buffalo Wild Wings, Café Rio and Mackenzie River Pizza Co.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New business openings & closings - Sept 10th 2013

Lot's happening business wise locally recently, here are some of the highlights!

Included in this post- Zanie's , Berg's Shoes, Danny Pleasant Gardens , Vintage Angel , Artworks Coeur d' Alene and The Culinary Stone

Small business shout-out: Timepiece Financial Planning

Timepiece Financial Planning
1312 N. Monroe St.  Suite 136
Spokane,Wa 99201

Phone: 360-687-0244

Web site:

Timepiece Financial Planning operates 2 other physical offices around Washington and provides fee-only financial planning services giving independent financial advice by the hour. For all the info on the services that Timepiece provides , including how fee-only services are different then other financial planning services, please contact them via the info above.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Large expansion possible soon at Meadowwood Technology Campus

Liberty Lake's Meadowwood Technology Campus may soon be the site of a large expansion with the addition of a new second office building.

CdA VA Clinic building new, much larger facility

Veterans make up a large part of population of the Inland Northwest. And with possible military action in Syria on the horizon, that group may even become larger soon. Hence, one of the main reasons behind the VA ( Veterans Association ) investing in both Spokane and Coeur d' Alene recently.

Over the last couple of years the VA has invested great amounts in it's VA Hospital in Northwest Spokane. But now it's Coeur d' Alene's turn for improvements to the local VA facility.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

New local whisky and Mead from Mead, coming soon to the Inland Northwest

Spokane has been an up and coming wine region for awhile now and the Spokane craft beer scene has exploded lately with enough breweries now around the Inland Northwest for something called the Inland Northwest Ale Trail featuring 16 local breweries . With all of this and the wild success of Dry Fly the secret is out, Spokane loves it's local alcohol.

And now 2 more related businesses are opening in the area, bringing with them a new local whisky and for the first time, Mead.

Restaurant openings & closings - Sept 7th 2013

Here's a look at the latest restaurant openings / closings in the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene area...

Included in this post: Lucky Lab Coffee Co. , S & A Deli , Geno's , Port of Subs , Qdoba  and Wild Dawgz

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

2 exciting new stores open in The Garland District

Chain stores may have a place in the community but shopping small local businesses is a great way to keep your dollars from leaving the local area. And one of the best places to spend those dollars locally is The Garland District. And now there are 2 more new exciting businesses are open directly on Garland. They are...

Changes coming to the Garland Theater

Only a couple of weeks ago lawmakers OK'd a plan to allow some Washington State movie theaters to serve alcohol on site in their establishments. And one local independent theater is jumping at the opportunity to serve. That theater is The Garland Theater and alcohol isn't the only thing that's coming to anchor of Spokane's Garland District.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Value Village now open in new Spokane Valley location

This past Labor Day weekend while some we're out checking out the many local events, many we're also out and about checking out a big grand opening in Spokane Valley. That grand opening was for the new Spokane Valley Value Village store.