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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Large new office building purposed in Post Falls

A new sign went up this week in Post Falls announcing plans for a brand new, 3 story ( or what appears to be 3 stories ) professional office building.

Papa John's South Hill opens today!

The Papa John's pizza chain is returning to Spokane's South Hill and today ( Thurs. May 29th ) is opening day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ziebart chain comes to Spokane

Ziebart, a chain that's become well known all across the nation for detailing and many other automotive needs has finally arrived in Spokane.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Confirmed- Rosauers to open store in Suncrest

If you read Inland Northwest Business Watch often ( and why wouldn't you! ), you'll know I had posted about the potential for a new Rosauers Supermarket in Suncrest / Lake Spokane area. And thanks to another area blog we had basically almost confirmed it as true even.

But now it's officially been confirmed and we have even gathered some additional information on this new grocery store coming later this year.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Deli opens in former Villa space at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

(Photo credit- Northern Quest's Facebook page at )

Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights has another dining option with a new restaurant now open in the Casino's food court area. The new restaurant is a deli style eatery located in the former Villa Italian location.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New small business shout-out: Sightline Energy

Name of Business: Sightline Energy 
Address: 321 S. Dollar Street Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 503-912-4361
Social media page links:
Twitter: @SightlineEnergy
Is this a new business, expansion , move or new location? ( which one. )
How many employed?
1 FTE, Contract employees on per project basis
Size of business space:
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Is this business part of a larger chain, if so share any info on the company as a whole:
Info about the business: ( the more info, the better )
Sightline Energy is a company focused on helping architects, engineers, and building owners take the guesswork out of designing energy efficient buildings. At Sightline Energy, we understand that energy code compliance, green building standards, and the changing energy efficiency landscape are an increasing challenge to design teams in the Inland Northwest. The team at Sightline Energy has worked in and alongside A/E firms for years, and our goal is to help manage the complexity that energy efficiency and sustainability requirements bring to a project.   

We provide an array of services that provide quick, actionable data to design teams, allowing them to better understand how their design affects the energy efficiency and long-term operational costs of their clients buildings. Our services are designed to save design teams time and money, and allow their clients to have control of their energy costs from the first day of occupancy. 

Sightline Energy offers custom solutions for projects of any size or industry type, and specializes in energy and sustainability services such as: 

• Energy Modeling Services 
• Energy Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (WA State Public Standard) 
• LEED Compliant Energy Simulation 
• LEED Credit Documentation & Certification Support 
• WA NREC 2012 Compliance and Support 
• Utility and Government Energy Incentive Assistance 
• Daylighting Energy Savings Reports

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mixed use project proposed again for Midtown Coeur d' Alene

If at first you don't succeed try, try again. That's the case of purposed new project coming soon to Coeur d' Alene's Midtown District. The building, which can be seen above has been purposed a couple of times before, until being withdrawn based on the outcry of the residents and business owners in the somewhat eclectic neighborhood just a few blocks up N. 4th from Downtown.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ivory Table Cafe to open at former Flying Pig on E. Sprague

(Photo credit- The Ivory Table's Facebook page )

In case you didn't hear, The Flying Pig went out of business a couple of months ago. But the good news is, the space where The Flying Pig was isn't going to be vacant very long as a exciting new café and market is already setting up shop in the E. Sprague location, just a few blocks east of Downtown.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Business Openings & Closings- May 15th 2014

There are tons of new businesses opening in the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene area right now. There is basically no way to fit them all in now, but here are some of the highlights-

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grand Opening for The Big Dipper coming May 17th

As we mentioned a couple of months ago, The Big Dipper, located at 171 S. Washington Ave. in Downtown Spokane is re-opening as a full live music venue / club. The Big Dipper's new life is coming as Dan Hoerner of the band, Sunny Day Real Estate has purchased the business and is now renovating the building and adding a fire sprinkler system to allow for larger events in the landmark Downtown business.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What's new at The Spokane Business & Industrial Park- May 13th 2014

The large Spokane Business & Industrial Park is continuing to grow and be a major player in the local economy. So starting today, we'll do this new feature of what companies are coming / going or expanding at "The Park".

Here is the most recent news we know of...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Small Business Shout-Out- Dr. David W. Engen D.D.S. , PS

Business name: David W. Engen, D.D.S., PS
Address: 6817 N Cedar Rd Ste 202
City, state: Spokane, WA 99208
Phone: (509) 326-4445
Category: dentist / periodontist / orthodontist
Office hours: Tue, Wed:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thu, Fri: 8:00 AM - 3:30
PM; Mon, Sat, Sun: closed

Add your business for a shout-out on INBW by contacting Matt at

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Downtown's Germond Building being renovated, adding apartments

For me personally it's hard not to be incredibly optimistic about the City of Spokane with the many renovation and new construction projects happening now in the Downtown core. While the majority of the projects are nearby the massive new Convention Center Hotel, all of Downtown is actually effected. And one of the most recent renovation projects Downtown is actually on the other side of the business district all together.

That project is just beginning and will be a redo of sorts on the historic Germond Building located at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and W. Sprague in Downtown's Davenport Arts District. In fact the Germond Building is directly across Sprague from the Davenport Hotel itself.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

White House Grill's Garlic Mobile food truck re-opens with new Liberty Lake location

The rumors are true, it's back! The Post Falls restaurant The White House Grill operated a food truck for a time in North Spokane a couple of years ago. Right around the time The White House's owner Raci Erdem also owned a South Hill extension of The White House called The West Wing. Today, The West Wing has closed with another restaurant already in it's place and until recently the truck was gone also.

Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie to open Common Crumb,a bakery in Downtown Spokane

I mentioned this new bakery earlier on this site when writing of the renovation plans for the building at 19 W. Main a few weeks back. At the time the business was still pretty much new news to me too, but now there is a bit more info and here is what I know of the planned bakery coming later this year from the same people behind the locally famous Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Growler Guys opening a Spokane location

An Oregon based specialty beer store chain is officially planning a to open a location in Spokane. And, with little more then confirmation and a filed liquor license to go on we don't have all the details but should be opening soon in a North Spokane corridor that's already a beer lovers hub (as much as we have in Spokane ).

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Batch Bakeshop opening permanent bakery in West Central

Many probably will find the fact that Batch Bakeshop is opening a new brick & mortar location old news. That's because the business received a decent amount of press late last year over their Kickstarter fundraising drive to do just that, open a brick & mortar permanent location ( that Kickstarter campaign can be found here- ).

Following the success of that fundraising, we knew it would only be a matter of time before we heard more on this. And that time is now, as we now know where the bakery will be and about what time it will open.

Chairs Coffee closes it's doors

While only open since 2010, Chairs was one of the cities favorite coffee shops. But now that location has closed it's doors for good. But the Chairs business is not gone.

My Place hotel chain to open in Spokane Valley

Marking an it's first entry into the Pacific Northwest market, My Place , a chain of extended stay hotels will open later this year in Spokane Valley.