A couple of years ago the Staples chain began making major changes. The chain is in varying processes of downsizing many of their stores and streamlining them for better overall customer experience.
And now much of that downsizing is hitting the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area. Some of the downsizing has even included store closures ( 225 stores will close by the end of 2015 ) but as of now none of those closures will be here in our local area.
Here is what is changing to Staples stores in Spokane-
Spokane Valley Staples to move
Probably the biggest change for any of the Staples stores in the Spokane metro is happening to the Staples in Spokane Valley. There, Staples will actually move out of their current store completely at 15224 E. Indiana.
The Valley Staples will move about a mile west to 13804 E. Indiana and will occupy a store that about half the size of the store at 15224. Also the new Staples will be a new construction as the store will be one of several new tenants moving into a building that's under construction now next door to Total Wine & More in the Evergreen Crossing Shopping Center.
Coeur d' Alene Staples downsized last year
Staples has already completed the downsize of their store in Coeur d' Alene. That store is now somewhat smaller after construction wrapped there last year.
The Coeur d' Alene Staples store is in the same location it has always been at 206 W. Ironwood Dr. in the Ironwood Square Shopping Center. The space left behind by Staples is still up for lease.
North Spokane Staples downsizing
The Staples store in North Spokane at the Northpointe Shopping Center is in the process of downsizing now. That store which is at 9960 N. Newport Hwy will be divided into two spaces almost equally.
This location however already has tenant lined up for the space being vacated by Staples. That new tenant will be Party City, a party supply chain that is planning to open two new locations around Spokane soon. More on the arrival of Party City to Spokane can be found on this prior INBW posting-
No changes at Northtown area Staples.
No changes are coming, as of now, to the Staples store nearby Northtown Mall. That store is located at 2624 N Division
More about Staples...
Staples is office supply chain also with copy, fax and print services provided in most of the large national chain's stores. The chain is based in Farmingham,Mass. with almost 1,600 stores in the United States and almost 2,300 stores worldwide.
Staples which is operated under the parent Staples Inc. also sells many of it's merchandise on it's website which also contains more info about the company. That website can be found at-