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Friday, January 31, 2014

English Setter Brewing opens in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley will be home to the Spokane area's newest brewery after the tomorrow's ( Feb. 1st ,2014 ) grand opening of English Setter Brewing. Technically English Setter isn't new, as the brewery has been brewing in a local garage, but the new location marks the business entry into the main local craft brewing scene.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

More info on Pinot's Palette opening soon in SoDo Spokane

This post is a follow up post to a story I ran earlier on INBW, the original post is at the bottom of this post after the new info.

South Regal Lumber Yard to relocate

A bit of good news today. A few months ago I mentioned on the INBW Facebook page of the impending closure of South Regal Lumber. At the time, the long time business was to close the South Hill location and consolidate with the business's sister business, West Plains Building Supply at 10812 W. Geiger Rd, Spokane.

But now we have found out that the South Regal Lumber Yard will stay open separate from West Plains. However the business will relocate off of S. Regal.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New restaurant, Wisconsinburger to open in Spokane

Another new restaurant is coming to the South Hill.  And this one's unique name is what has started a lot of conversation in the Spokane foodie scene. The new business will be called, Wisconsinburger and here is what we know of this new establishment.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spokane Discount opens clearance store in Spokane Valley

Long time, locally based discount / liquidation retailer, Spokane Discount has invested in Spokane yet again. The mini-chain has purchased a new building in Spokane Valley and is now open in it.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Schmidty's Burgers opening in fomer Scrud's space, Downtown Coeur d' Alene ( photo )

Out with the old and in with the new, that's the case for a Downtown Coeur d' Alene restaurant space. That space is a small storefront at 206 N. 4th about 2 blocks north of Sherman Ave and across  the street from the former federal courthouse building.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wingstop to open first Spokane location

Coeur d' Alene has been home to a location of the Wingstop chain of chicken wing restaurants for sometime now. But Spokane has had none, until now.

Two new fitness businesses open in Spokane ( The Lab & The Union )

Given that losing weight is a common new years resolution, it's only fitting that 2 brand new business would open in Spokane to help people with that goal. Both are local businesses and both are now open, they are...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 relocates, to open retail store in Downtown Spokane ( photo )

Another Spokane based e-commerce company is moving on up. This time it's , a online children's retailer who is moving into an official office for the first time after being a home based business for the last few years.

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Barlow's Restaurant opens today in Liberty Lake ( photo )

Barlow's Restaurant isn't a new business , in fact it's not even new to Liberty Lake. But, since it's opening 4 years ago Barlow's has been, kind of like Liberty Lake's best kept secret. The restaurant has been in a small house like building at the corner of Meadowwood Lane and Mission nearby the STA Liberty Lake Park n' Ride.

But, if everything goes by the plan, today Barlow's will relocate to another location in Liberty Lake. Just this time, way bigger and defiantly more noticeable.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Spokane Antique & Collectible now open on N. Monroe

Everyone has to go antique shopping, at least once and a while. The items bring back pleasant memories , make great home decorations and are just plain interesting. And now, joining the antique stores that dot N. Monroe on it's course through Spokane is a new shop called Spokane Antique & Collectible.

M and M Apparel now open in Garland District

Looking to go shopping in Spokane this weekend? Skip the crowds and high prices of the mall and head to the many local businesses that make up the Garland District. And while there check out the new shop on the block , M and M Apparel. Here is the scoop on this exciting new shop-

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Taqueria Fiesta Brava taco truck move into permanent restaurant space

Taqueria Fiesta Brava isn't a new business to Spokane. The Mexican restaurant has spent recent times as a taco truck near Nevada & Francis. But like many local businesses, they too are moving up.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cafe Rio now open in Spokane Valley

This is a follow-up post to a prior Inland Northwest Business Watch post from August 2013

Today ( Jan. 15th )is opening day for the Café Rio Mexican restaurant chain's location in Spokane Valley. The store is located at 13920 E. Indiana Ave. in the Evergreen Crossing shopping center, and just west of Spokane Valley Mall.

Auntie's Bookstore & Chatters Salon closing locations at River Park Square

So far 2014 has not been friendly to Downtown Spokane's River Park Square. Earlier this month a closure of a predominate main floor tenant was announced, and just today we've confirmed that Auntie's Bookstore's mall location will also be closing.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hancock Fabrics relocates store in Spokane Valley, brings new business model.

Fabric chain retailer, Hancock Fabrics, recently relocated it's Spokane Valley location and brought along a new store business model to Spokane.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hooters closes in Spokane Valley, 2 new restaurants to open in former space.

The Hooters chain has left Spokane with a recent, unexpected, closure of their location at 16208 E. Indiana Ave. , a few blocks east of Spokane Valley Mall in Spokane Valley. The business owner also operated the Owl Club Casino, which is in the same building as the Hooters. The casino side of the building however will remain open. And, the business closure isn't the only news at this site as the now vacant space will soon re-open, with 2 restaurants both with interesting concepts.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Petsmart to open new store on South Hill

Not all the details are in so keep an eye out for a "more info " posting about this. But I fell safe now confirming that Petsmart will be building and opening a new store location on the South Hill.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Two new resturants open at Cedar Crossing in North Spokane (Waddell's & The Boiler Room )

While the amount of new retail and industrial business openings appears to be going through a bit of a lull right now ( due to the winter season, most likely ). The new restaurant scene in Spokane and Coeur d' Alene is still very much alive.

And 2 of the more highly anticipated new restaurants in Spokane have opened up shop recently. Both in North Spokane and both in a new development called Cedar Crossing .

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Goodwill opens outlet thrift store in Spokane

Goodwill is usually one of the first places one thinks of when thinking of a thrift store to visit. And it's Goodwill's many programs that help thousands year after year to find employment, a place to live, etc... . Goodwill's thrift stores help pay for many of those programs, and now Spokane has one more spot to shop in a Goodwill branded thrift store, the new Goodwill Outlet.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Northwest Pizza Company to relocate to Hayden from CdA

The " we're moving" banner sign went up on Northwest Pizza Company's restaurant in Coeur d' Alene some time ago. And while it took a decent amount of time to find out where too, we now know just where this pizza business is planning to relocate too.

Monday, January 6, 2014

River City Brewing opens tap room in Downtown Spokane ( photo's )

It may not be Spokane's biggest microbrewery, but done the less it is growing. And recently River City Brewing made a big step by opening their new tap room . And to keep with their " drink local " approach it's located in the heart of Spokane.

K9 Country Club opens in Spokane Valley ( photo's )

Looking for a place in the Spokane area that does dog grooming? Maybe, a place to board your dog? Or maybe you just need to get some new pet food and supplies? This region has plenty of options to choose from for all 3. But, one new business in Spokane Valley is now open and actually provides all three in one location.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Most Viewed INBW Posts of 2013

Ok so, some time and technical issues have prevented any new posts so far for the new year. But while you wait I figured I'd share the top viewed stories from last year on ...

And I assure you new business news is coming very soon!

Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Spokane Valley

With over 13,000 page views Spokane sure was ready for Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant officially opened in the fall and has been doing good business since. When I stopped in shortly after the opening weekend, the staff mentioned the Spokane Valley store was the top of the chain for the month.

Updated info- Bumpers Family Fun Center moves to Spokane Valley

Although there we're 2 posts about this topic this one has been the busiest due to it's larger amount of info. To date there have been almost 2,500 page views.

An update on Winco coming to Coeur d' Alene

Winco Foods grocery store officially opened in Coeur d' Alene in November. To date this story has over 1,700 page views.

It'll be interesting to see what 2014 has in store... Happy New Year, everybody and thank you for taking the time to read this little site!