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Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Business Openings & Closings - Feb. 6th 2014

Your tips needed

Before starting today's new business highlights, I must ask something of the readers of the Inland Northwest Business Watch blog & Hot Off The Blog column for your help. Most likely because of the winter season there seems to be a bit of a lull in new businesses to report on.

If you know of a business that is either new , moving , expanding or closing in the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene area let me know. Any tips are welcome, even if they are for your own business. Tips can be sent to or posted on the Inland Northwest Business Watch Facebook page at-

Peters & Sons

Peters & Sons Flowers & Gifts has relocated to the former location of Cassano's Grocery at 314 E. Sprague Ave. The shop is a long running local business with over 100 years of operation and is a full service florist with a variety of gifts. For more info call 509-624-4151

Yards Bruncheon

Chef Adam Hegsted's new restaurant is now open .That restaurant is Yards Bruncheon , which is a  diner style eatery with a walk up espresso window. The business is located at 1248 W. Summit Pkwy in Kendall Yards. For more info call 509-290-5952

The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper is not exactly a new business for Spokane but it's reincarnation is. The business has been re-opened as an event center available almost any event and with a commercial kitchen, dance floor and even a full bar.

The Big Dipper is located in Downtown Spokane at 171 S. Washington St. . For more info call 509-863-8098