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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Former Big Al's to become a new country nightclub soon

This past Spring, one the Inland Northwest's most popular nightclub's, Big Al's Country Club of State Line,ID shut it's doors for the final time. We've never heard the official reasoning for the closure but have heard of both health issues and even that the business was losing money due to alcoholism from a owner of the business.

But after a Summer season of the big red bar sitting empty it looks like there soon will be new life for the well positioned club.

Signs are up now confirming that where Big Al's once was, will so be, Jeremy's Nashville North. Nashville North is a new country themed night club that should open sometime in October. The business has been purchased and will be operated by Country music recording artist Jeremy McComb .

McComb , who's own country music career began in the State Line bar, plans to continue much of what Big Al's offered. The new bar also promises to bring performances from " top notch Nashville Talent " . The business will also be hiring an unspecified amount of new staff for a full experience.

Nashville North will be more then just a bar, as the business is planning to also offer some food. The bar will partner with a Coeur d' Alene based BBQ business called Bohica Smoke to bring some food options in addition to the bar.

Nashville North mentions they will announce their official opening day sometime this week via their Facebook page. To follow along, and for more information on this exciting new nightclub find them at-


Monday, September 29, 2014

Something's in store for the Hot Rod Cafe space?!?

Looks like something is finally in store for the building that once housed the Hot Rod Café on Schneidmiller Ave. in Post Falls.

Spokane based design firm, HDG Hissong + Hurtado Design says they are planning a major renovation and a new business is coming to the space. But as of now their exact plans are very vague. All they do say is that the new space will be "badass" and " exactly what we have needed in this town for the last 20 years"

We will continue to watch for any news as this could be one of the biggest new business stories of the year.

You can watch along for news, and all of the other excellent projects from HDG Hissong + Hurtado Design find them via the links below-


Skin Studio Academy , esthetics school opening in Spokane.

Have an interest in skin care? Or looking for a new local skin care clinic? Then take a look at the new Skin Studio Academy opening on E. Wellesley in North Spokane.

Here is all the details direct from the press release-

Spokane Esthetics School to open October 2014
The Skin Studio Academy will specialize in skin care instruction
Dana Ware, owner and Master instructor, is pleased to announce a new training program in esthetics.  The Skin Studio Academy, LLC (Skin Studio) is an Esthetics school and training program that will teach students all phases of skin care. The Skin Studio will offer Basic Esthetics, Master Esthetics and also an Instructor Training program.  The business is located just south of the Northtown Mall at 220 E. Wellesley Street, #201, Spokane. 

The Esthetics and Master Esthetics course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing exam and employment in the industry.  The instructor training course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing exam and employment in the industry.

The school will be open to the public for esthetics services at a reduced cost.  Students will gain practical experience by providing skin care, dermabrasion, spray tanning, full-body waxing and facials. 
Dana Ware, owner, holds a Master Esthetician and National Instructor certification from The National Coalition of Estheticians (NCEA).  NCEA Certified is the professional status awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.

Ware has been in the industry since 1995.  “I enjoy teaching and have wanted to open an esthetics-only school for years,” commented Ware.  “With the focus on skin care, we are able to provide smaller classes, more one-on-one instruction and personalized education.”  She has owned and operated Headz N Tailz, a full-body waxing salon for five years.

Skin care is one of the fastest growing sectors within the beauty industry. According to Washington State Employment Security, Hairdressers and Cosmetologists are in demand in all counties in Washington State.  The outlook for jobs in Washington State is in growth mode for both short and long term trends.  Estimated employment in Washington (2011) is 18,805 and average annual openings (2011-2021) is 650, with an estimated annual growth rate of 1.3%.  A graduate that passes the certification can start off making around $16.00 an hour, and average annual wage for 2013 is $34,788 (March 2013). (ESD Reports-Publications, Occupations-in-demand, 4/2014).

Effective January 2014, the Master Esthetics license was implemented by Washington State.  This certification will enable students to look for employment with dermatologists and plastic surgeons, which will draw a higher wage.  Demand is also growing in cosmetic dentistry to employ skin care specialists at the Master level.

Classes are scheduled to begin in early October and the school will offer services to the public starting in November.  Additional employees are a bookkeeper, office manager and an additional certified instructor.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Terrain seeks permanent home, will launch "The Campaign for Terrain"

Terrain is Spokane's, and the entire Northwest's largest art exhibition. The event began only a few years ago and has now grown to attract thousands each time. The event allows guests to take in the hundreds of pieces of art in a interesting and historic vacant building. Terrain has in fact gotten big enough to spin off a sister event called Bazaar which is more of an arts marketplace.

But the organizers behind Terrain are ready to take their passion for art to the next level. By giving Terrain a permanent home, still in Downtown Spokane. The plans call for a new non-profit art gallery and performing arts space that could be open, even on a daily basis.

And just where will this new Terrain space be? Although I don't have confirmation a recent promo e-mail mentions that space where the Terrain 7 event will be, will also be their new home. The event, and apparently their future home will be at 304 W. Pacific Ave in a historic section of Downtown Spokane that's recently became home to several other creative businesses. The building was once the warehouse for a cracker company but has sat vacant in more recent history.

To accomplish the move from art event to permanent art space, Terrain is launching a new fundraising drive called The Campaign for Terrain . The fundraising drive itself will launch next month, however some info can already be obtained on their web site-

I highly encourage everyone's support of the new drive by Terrain. Spokane's art community is a very passionate group who are growing. Such a local venue would be a huge asset to the community.

Also, as mentioned before the next Terrain event is coming up soon. Terrain 7 will take place at 304 W. Pacific on Friday, October 3rd 2014 from 5pm till Midnight. The Terrain 7 event will feature 255 artworks from 142 artist and with the entertainment of live music from 10 bands.

For more information on Terrain 7 visit the web site or this event page on Facebook-

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Finders Keepers closing Downtown jewelry store

After 17 years in business, and earning a reputation as one of Spokane's most popular boutiques, Finders Keepers is closing.

Finders Keepers operates both a jewelry boutique at 309 W. 2nd Ave and a women's clothing / dress boutique, called Finders Keepers II, located at 18 W Main Ave. The closure is for the jewelry store on 2nd only. The location on W. Main will remain open.

The closure is due to slowing sales at this location. A going out of business liquidation sale is on now, merchandise in the store will be all be sold off at 50% off .

 For more information on Finders Keepers Boutiques find them on Facebook or via their web site at-

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

South Hill Petsmart opening date announced

In case you haven't heard, joining the newly opened Target store in the South Hill's Regal Plaza shopping center will be a new Petsmart big box pets store.

Inland Northwest Business Watch first caught wind of this new store back Jan. and it's very exciting to finally be hearing mention of it's opening.

The new South Hill / Regal Plaza store will host an official grand opening on Saturday October 18th with the store opening after a 9am ribbon cutting ceremony. We don't know if the store will do a soft opening before this date however, just that this will be the official grand opening.

Here is what else will be happening during the Petsmart grand opening-

- First 50 customers will receive a mystery Petsmart gift card, valued at up to $50.00

- Trick Training Sessions

- Prize Drawings

- Free Giveaways

- Free T-Shirts when you enroll in Petsmart's PetPerks loyalty program

The new South Hill Petsmart is a full store just like the chain's other Spokane area stores. This new location will offer both grooming and training services in addition to it's retail operations.

The store is located on " Pad D " of the Regal Plaza site which places it just off of S. Regal Ave. The store's address is 4919 S. Regal Ave and their phone number will be 509-481-9339 . For more information on Petsmart find them online at-

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Building Permit Watch: Sept. 23rd 2014 (Is Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Northtown? )

Late last week I was doing research for this blog on the City of Spokane's building permit "citizen portal ". And while I don't usually post by building permit alone ( because these items cannot be confirmed to be actually coming ) there is a LOT happening right now so I just had to mention a few.

Here is what may or may not be the big business news stories based on current building permits and / or "pre-development conferences".

* Rite Aid moving to a stand alone building near by Franklin Park Commons?

 *Another mixed use building at Kendall Yards ?

 *A second Father Bach Haven apartment building? ( Address on this listing is on Short St. )

 *Buffalo Wild Wings at Northtown Mall? ( Just a pre-development conf. . no permit yet. However this has been a long time rumor so I'd almost take this as confirmation)

* Whiz Kids moving within River Park Square?  ( If true what will take Whiz Kids place? )

Also, while not confirmed by the City of Spokane building permits I have confirmed that Northtown Mall will soon be home to a Get Air trampoline park. A chain operation that also has a location in the Tri-Cities. Although the ownership of the Tri-Cities location will not own the Spokane location.

Even though this is confirmed we don't have the exact location within the mall, an opening date or really any info. So keep watching for that....

Monday, September 22, 2014

Spokane International Airport building new complimentary car wash in parking area

Spokane International Airport continues to outdo itself in terms of providing a excellent customer experience. The airport has already made it's wifi service and baggage cart service free, but is now constructing a full car wash for customers parking at Spokane International.

The new car wash will be a small building housing a touch less car wash and will be located near the main parking exit area. The car washing services will also be free to parking lot / garage customers.

The new car wash is expected to be completed in November with construction work already underway. Photo's of the purposed building from the Spokane International Airport Facebook page ( ) are below-

For more information on Spokane International Airport visit their web site at-

Or find them on Facebook at-

Nectar Wine & Beer coming to Kendall Yards

The Drink Nectar blog has come a long way. First opening the now popular Nectar Tasting Room in Downtown Spokane a couple of years ago. Then recently adding a in house catering firm for some dining options at Nectar.

 And late last week, we got the news that Nectar would soon be opening a new retail craft wine and beer shop in Kendall Yards.

Here is the info on this exciting new business coming soon to Kendall Yards. I would usually write up a article for this, but the press release says it best so here it is-


Nectar Craft Wine and Beer will carry wine from around the world, specialty and local beer for retail sales and will have a great space to enjoy glass or pint while enjoying the small plates menu overlooking downtown Spokane. “Kendall Yards is the perfect location for specialty wine and beer shop. The community is booming and the vision of Greenstone Homes for the area really excites me,” says Josh. In addition to specialty wine and beer, the location will carry select cheese, meat and various gift items. “Nectar Tasting Room will remain in its current location and will continue the focus on five Washington wineries, food service and an event facility. The tasting room is positioned perfectly for continued growth and success with the renovation of the Bennett Block, Huppins and Dutches buildings and the proximity to Walt Worthy’s Grand Hotel,” explains Josh. “The new space gives us the opportunity to serve the Kendall Yards community and explore unique wine and beer from around the world.

Jim Frank of Greenstone Corporation says, “The vision for Kendall Yards has been to create a neighborhood business district with a distinctive and unique urban character by placing emphasis local food artisans and businesses. Nectar Wine and Beer perfectly articulates this vision with their commitment to craft beers, small local wineries and artisan cheese makers. We are honored that Nectar chose Kendall Yards to expand their presence in the Spokane market and shares our commitment to high quality locally sourced products.”

Award winning restaurant designer Studio HDG has been contracted to build out the space. Work will begin shortly. Expect the space to be open in the early winter of 2015. Nectar Wine and Beer will be located at 1331 Summit Parkway next to Veraci Pizza.
To help open the new Nectar Wine and Beer, Nectar has launched a Kickstarter campaign. I highly recommend donating to this Kickstarter or at least checking out their Kickstarter page at-
Nectar Beer and Wine is also already on Facebook, give them a like at-
Or their web site at-

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spokane Civic Theatre opening new costume rental shop, in new location

The Spokane Civic Theatre is a huge asset for the Spokane community. And for sometime now the theater has offered a selection of costumes for rent to raise funds for the theater. And now big changes are coming for that division of the organization.

The Spokane Civic Theater Costume Shop is moving to a new location and even has a new name. The shop was renamed via a " name our rental shop " contest on their Facebook page. And the winning name was....

The Little Shop of Rentals

The Little Shop of Rentals new location will be at 125 S. Cowley Ave. in a up and coming area just east of Downtown Spokane ( a couple of blocks south of Sprague Ave. )

The new rental shop will have a small staff and will be opening soon with an official grand opening on Saturday Oct. 11th from 10am till 4pm

The new Little Shop of Rentals is planning to rent many costumes, like before, but will probably have some set pieces / props for rent as well. In addition to rental operations the space will also provide some rehearsal areas for plays and shows over at the Spokane Civic Theater. For a full look at what show's are coming soon to the theater and more info on them, visit their web site at-

And find the Little Shop of Rentals on Facebook at-

(Photo credit - The Little Shop of Rentals Facebook page )

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hacienda Las Flores moving to Browne's Addition

This morning I posted the latest new restaurant openings around Spokane / Coeur d' Alene. But in the rush to get that post out I totally forgot one of the biggest local resturant news items.

That is, that Hacienda Las Flores, a well known local Mexican restaurant is moving out of their location in the East Central Neighborhood for a long vacant building in the Browne's Addition.

The new Hacienda Las Flores location is now open in the former Sunset Junction bar building at 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. and is now the first and only dine in Mexican restaurant in Browne's Addition . The former restaurant location was at 510 S. Freya nearby the Thor Ave. Fred Meyer store east of Downtown Spokane.

We don't have any confirmed details on what may happen to the former location on Freya. However we have heard that the Wake Up Call coffee chain may be planning a new location of their own on or very close to that site. We have asked about this and will post more on that as soon as I know.

Hacienda Las Flores is a full service Mexican restaurant with lunch and dinner menu items. In addition to a full bar that makes an extensive drink menu. A happy hour and a long line of specials are also available.

The Restaurant is locally owned and operated and more information on the business can be found on their web site at-

Or find them on Facebook at-

New Resturant / Food Service Openings & Closings- Sept. 17th 2014

I've been getting a lot of new restaurant news lately. So, it's time to take a look at some of that news-

Taco Bell

Taco Bell will be opening a new restaurant in Deer Park soon. The new location will be on S. Main just north Double Eagle Pawn ( 800 Blk. ).

We don't have an opening date for the new Taco Bell but have already found employment ad's for this location.

South Perry Cupcakes

With a grand opening event happening last weekend, South Perry Cupcakes, is easily one of the newest businesses in Spokane.

South Perry Cupcakes is a locally owned and operated gourmet cupcake business that sells within The Shop at 924 S. Perry in the heart of the South Perry district.

Batch Bakeshop

Following a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign and a major remodel of a historic West Central building, Batch Bakeshop is now open for business.

Batch Bakeshop is a new full bakery that many have become acquainted with thru their attendance at the farmers market in the South Perry district. 

Batch can be found at 2023 W. Dean, Spokane.


It's not confirmed but a building permit was recently filed with the City of Spokane for a new Subway restaurant.

This new Subway is listed, on the permit, as 1225 N. Ruby which seems to be somewhere in the same block as Gonzaga's Kennedy Apartments.

Watch for more on this possible new Logan neighborhood Subway.

Rio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

One of the newest restaurants in Spokane is a Brazilian steakhouse, the first for Spokane ( that I know of at least ). Rio Grill is a full Brazilian restaurant with both a full menu that also includes drinks.

Rio Grill is a local business and can be found on the South Hill at 5620 S. Regal Suite 1 .

Beachhouse Bar & Grill

The longtime Hagadone owned Beachhouse restaurant along Lake Coeur d' Alene has closed it's doors.

The business, which was along Coeur d' Alene Lake Drive near the Silver Beach Marina will soon be demolished. There is no word on what, if anything will replace the Beachhouse.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More new businesses opening at Coeur d' Alene Resort Plaza Shops

I think it's time to chock up one more success story for the brokers and agents of Kimele & Hagood Company as they've re-filled the empty storefronts of the Coeur d' Alene Resort Plaza Shops.

The Coeur d' Alene Resort Plaza Shops is a small but well positioned enclosed shopping center in the heart of Downtown Coeur d' Alene. And it doesn't get much more "prime" in terms of prime real estate with the mall being attached by skywalk and sidewalk to the Coeur d' Alene Resort itself.

So because of that it's seemed a bit odd seeing the mall sitting half empty for most of the summer tourist season. But all that is now almost over with one recent opening and three more businesses opening soon there.

Here are the details on what businesses are coming soon to the Coeur d' Alene Resort Plaza Shops-

One Good Thread

One Good Thread is retail store version of the web site. The web site is based in Downtown Spokane and was originally purposed for a location on Third Ave. in Spokane, where the companies offices and warehouse are also located.

The One Good Thread retail store is located in the former paper and gift shop space near the Sherman Ave. entrance.

The new store sells much of what can be found on the web site. Including mid to high end children's clothing with many brands that can be hard to find elsewhere.

One Good Thread is now open.


We don't have as much information on Chamira other then it will be a women's clothing boutique. The business will be further into the shopping center in the former Painted Pony space.

Climb Works

Climb Works is not a new business but is new to Coeur d' Alene. Climb Works is small chain of zip line tour businesses with a store front to sell their zip line tours and some other merchandise.

The exciting aspect of Climb Works is the new location will be their because the company is setting up a zip line route somewhere in the local area soon. We hope to get more on this.

Climb Works will open their store towards the interior of the Coeur d' Alene Resort Plaza Shops taking the former Smitten clothing boutique space.

Memory Lane Gems

Speaking of local business success stories, Memory Lane Gems, is a new second location of Memory Lane in Silver Lake Mall. The business was originally a part of Widgett's Antiques and formed into their own antique shop in the North Coeur d' Alene mall.

Memory Lane Gems will be much like the Memory Lane Antiques store in the mall. Selling a bit of everything vintage.

Memory Lane Gems will take over the former Gentlemen's Corner shop in the center block of the Coeur d' Alene Resort Plaza Shops.

What is going on with Splash?

Splash was bar / dance club that was owned by the Resort and located in the front section of the Resort Plaza Shops right along Sherman Ave. . However it closed a couple of months ago following issues with selling drinks to minors.

Today that high profile space is believed to still be empty. We have no confirmation but believe the Coeur d' Alene Resort is planning a new business in the space.

It's that new business that is the question. I have heard of both a taphouse style bar and steakhouse planned for the site. We do think something is coming soon and will update everyone as soon as I know.

If you can confirm plans for the former Splash club please contact me, Matt at

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Downtown Spokane's Globe Hotel building sold, renovations coming

The Globe Building, historically home to the Globe Hotel, and more recently home to the Globe Bar & Grille has a new owner and like a lot of other Downtown buildings right now, a lot big things are coming soon.

The Globe Hotel building is located on the eastern edge of Downtown Spokane at the corner of Main and N. Division ( 211 N. Division ). The building has sat empty since the former bar's closure in later 2012 but all of that will soon change.

The building has been sold to local real estate investors,Kevin Edwards, Mark D’Agostino and John Pariseau operating as Globe Building Partners,LLC . The plans are currently a little vague but are still coming soon.

The ground floor will remain for commercial uses and will defiantly contain some sort of bar as a liquor license application has already been filed. We have heard some of the space may become retail and have also heard that the neighboring Blind Buck bar may expand into some of the Globe's space.
We are expecting to learn more on these plans very soon.

The upper two floors of the Globe Building will also be completely renovated and re-opened. Those plans are also vague with those floors becoming either office space or new apartments. But no mention of how many apartments, offices or news on potential tenants. The upper floors of the Globe Building have been vacant for many years.

Renovations complete at The Bickett in Downtown Spokane, New apartments/ retail space created

Rarely do I get as excited about a new building or renovation project in Spokane as I am about The Bickett . But I admit I'm geeking out a bit about this revivement of piece of Spokane history.

The Bickett is a historic former hotel building on the eastern edge of Downtown Spokane. The building's address is 225 W. Riverside and was built in the early 1900's. The building has been completely redone on all three floors.

The ground floor which faces out onto Riverside has been renovated into new commercial storefront space, perfect for retail businesses. The space is being leased out as two bays, both with 1,800 square feet of space. Currently there are no new tenants moving into that space but expect the spaces to fill fast with the prime Downtown location.

The upper two floors of The Bickett have been turned into loft style apartments. The upper floors hold eight apartments with varying sizes and rents. The apartments at The Bickett however have turned out to be a good asset, because as of last update the building has apparently already leased all but one of those lofts. Watch their Facebook page for more info, a link to that is at the bottom of this posting.

The Bickett project was done by locally based developer Jed Conklin and the building itself was formerly among the real estate holding of Developer Rob Brewster who defaulted on his many local properties a couple of years ago, most of those we're Downtown and many have also now been sold.

Here are some pictures of The Bickett from their Facebook page ( link below )-

For more information on The Bickett, check them out ( and like them ) on Facebook at-

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dawn of the Donut to close for good

From the "didn't see that one coming" department, Dawn of the Donut, a popular Zombie themed donut shop on Division St. in-between Downtown and the Northtown Mall (3402 N. Division ) announced they will go out of business permanently.

The businesses last day of operation will be next week, Sept. 14th to be exact. The store is up for sale and may be able to be saved if a buyer comes forward.

The closure is for both the store and the Dawn of the Donut food truck which has been around town for the last several months. It's also noteworthy that the business as a whole is actually still new, opening about this time of year, last year. The grand opening their was meet with long lines and many local media mentions.

The closure was announced with this post on the Dawn of the Donut Facebook page ( ) -

We have sad news Spokane. Dawn of the Donut is closing our doors on Sunday September 14. Please come in and get your favorite deluxe donuts while you can over the next week plus, before they are gone. Thank you to all our fans and loyal customers.

But with a glimmer of hope is this posting about who to contact should you be interesting buying / saving the business-

Anyone interested in potentially becoming the new owner of our shop and keeping the doors open should contact Don Cunningham at (509) 327-4243

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Only a couple of day's after the closure was announced the business was sold. It, in fact will not close. The new owners seem to have big plans, already selling some décor. Adding new hours and new donut variety's . We may have more on this soon, either way Dawn of the Donut, as of now is no longer closing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Growler Guys now open in North Spokane, South Hill store still coming

In addition to tracking new local businesses, another interest of mine is craft and local beers. So, I think it's great news that the first of what will soon be two Growler Guys locations in Spokane is now open.

The first local location of The Growler Guys chain is the location in North Spokane. That location is in a Heritage Village Shopping Center close by The Y at 9329 N. Newport Hwy. The new store is creating an interesting corridor of beer with Total Wine & More and Pints Alehouse, both huge supporters of the Spokane beer scene within a mile of each other on the same arterial roadway.

The North Spokane Growler Guys is in more then 1,500 square feet of space and sells and fills growlers of beer. In fact that's the main base behind the chain's stores. The chain is based in Oregon and is growing chain with nine locations around the Northwest and more coming soon.

Growler Guys stores are also gaining a name for themselves by the amount of beer taps available. Growler Guys locations have around 50 beers on tap, including the new North Spokane location who's web site currently list 48 taps from the common to the more difficult to find beers. And, yes plenty of beers from Spokane based microbreweries.

Also, shortly after the news came out that Growler Guys was coming to North Spokane, was a mention of another coming to the South Hill. That location was to be at 2933 E. 29th, but the liquor license there was fought by the nearby Southside Christian Center church. The chain backed out of that location due to the church's opinion .

But now The Growler Guys has found a new location on the South Hill and WILL be opening soon. The new South Hill Growler Guys will be similar to the others and will be at 1314 S. Grand Ave. Suite 4. That's nearby the new South Hill AAA offices and a short trip down the hill from Manito Tap House. We don't have an opening date for the South Hill store yet but will be watching for it closely.

For more information on The Growler Guys visit their web site at-

And to find more info on the new North Spokane location, including what beers can be currently found on tap visit-

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New renderings from INSIDE the Grand Hotel Spokane, including a possible new resturant coming.

We've pretty much all seen the renderings of the outside of the new Grand Hotel Spokane from this site, and pretty much every other Spokane area media outlet. In fact most have probably seen the massive building actually raising rapidly Downtown.

But now we've also spotted some renderings of what the Grand Hotel Spokane may look like from the inside. These are not a sure thing, but they we're recently posted on the project designer's Facebook page.

That designer is Eric Hedlund Design,LLC , a Coeur d' Alene based design firm that's building quite a name for itself in recent months. For more information on Eric Hedlund Design and to comment on these please check their page at-

And find them online at -

Here are those renderings-

(Above photo is described as the Fireplace Lounge )

(Above photo is described as the pre-function gallery )

A new restaurant coming to The Grand Hotel Spokane?

We do know that the new hotel will include some commercial space,for restaurants and other commercial ventures. The Eric Hedlund Design,LLC Facebook page also has renderings of a new restaurant called Table 13 coming to Spokane in 2015.

Despite asking about this we have not received a comment as to if this new restaurant is, in fact, going to be in the Grand Hotel Spokane. Regardless here is a photo as I would guess that they will be in the hotel given the opening and look of the space.

In case you haven't seen the rendering of the outside or are looking to get more info on the Grand Hotel Spokane. Check this prior INBW posting-

Or find the Grand Hotel Spokane's web site at-

The hotel will be part of the Marriott hotel chain and will open next year. More to come...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New tenants move into The Spokane Business & Industrial Park

This just in from the people operating the Spokane Business & Industrial Park in Spokane Valley. They have a couple of new tenants who've moved into space there creating more local jobs.

Here are those new tenants and their info straight from Crown West Realty and "The Park"-

Appliance Recycling Outlets,LLC

Appliance Recycling Outlets, LLC has leased approximately 4,800 square feet of space in Building 2 in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park. Their primary business is warehousing of appliances.

Mission Foods

Mission Foods, in the tortilla and chip food distribution business, has leased approximately 12,600 square feet of space in Building 33 in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park. 

Watch for more tenant news coming from the Spokane Business & Industrial Park. For more info on The Park, including leasing / sales visit their web site at-

King Burrito , a new food truck opens in Downtown Spokane

Although I've heard of this new food truck, King Burrito , from a couple of places latly. But late last week we received this new business submission with pretty much all the info one would need to know on this awesome new Downtown dining option-

Name of Business: King Burrito (Taco/Burrito Truck)
Address: 3rd and Maple – Parked at the Conoco (1602 W 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201)
Phone: (509) 315-7619
Web site:
Social media page links: On Facebook and Instagram (@kingburrito11)
Is this a new business, expansion, move or new location? (Which one)
New business
How many employed?
3 Employees. Sean Campbell, Ana Silva, Juan Silva (former owner of Baja’s in Medical Lake)
Size of business space: Conoco parking lot
Is this business part of a larger chain, if so share any info on the company as a whole: No
Info about the business: (the more info, the better)
A local Spokane Washington family owned taco truck that strives to bring authentic Mexican food to our fellow people. Creating and serving delicious plates that will awaken your taste buds is our passion. Our sauces are hand crafted and specially paired to each dish. Come and satisfy your appetite for authentic Mexican street food.
Story behind the food truck: Sean Campbell, working as a commercial diver and his fiancée Ana Silva, a barista, were living down in Louisiana when they made the decision to move back to their home town of Spokane and open a food truck. Ana’s father Juan, who has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years, trained the couple to cook. They serve king sized burritos on 14” tortillas, tacos, and quesadillas. Each item comes with the choice of either carne asada (beef), adobada (pork), or pollo (chicken) along with the usual toppings like pico de gallo, guacamole, rice and beans.  They are at the Conoco station from 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday, and downtown around the bars on Friday and Saturday nights between 11pm-3am.
Be sure to check them out, and find them on Facebook at-

Monday, September 1, 2014

New resturant / food service openings & closings- Sept. 1st 2014

Cole's Fine Foods - Always 100% Gluten Free

Selling fresh gluten free foods, including pizza's , baked goods, crackers , granola, cheese balls and much much more is Cole's Fine Foods, a new business now open in North Spokane.

Cole's Fine Foods even includes products made with Cougar Gold Chesses from Washington State University. The store is located at 521 E. Holland Suite 20.

Noodle Express

Noodle Express has, rather un expectantly, closed the doors to their Post Falls location. The location closed due to the chain losing it's lease and slow sales. The location had been in a strip mall at the corner of HWY 41 and Mullan Ave.

The Post Falls Noodle Express is the only local location affected and another location is still open in Hayden in the Prairie Shopping Center at US 95 and Prairie Ave.

Atilano's Mexican Food

Serving up delicious Mexican food, including huge burritos in a fast food type setting is Atilano's who plans to add a new location soon in North Spokane.

Atilano's will take over a building that was last another Mexican restaurant at 802 W. Francis Ave.

Stir Eatery and Lounge

Stir, a restaurant and martini bar in North Spokane at 7115 N. Division has gone out of business.

Lake's Cakes

Custom cakes are available , but is only one part of the business over at the new Lake's Cakes.

Lake's Cakes is a full bakery / cake shop in the Logan neighborhood nearby Gonzaga University. The business also highlights their mason jar cakes, which are individual serving cakes served in none other then a mason jar.

Lake's also sells some coffee drinks. The business can be found at 1718 N. Hamilton Ave.

King Burrito

King Burrito is a new food truck serving large burritos from a nearby a gas station on the western edge of Downtown Spokane ( Corner of Monroe and Third Ave. )

We will have a lot more about them tomorrow as we will post a post directly about this new food truck.

The Library Lounge

Once described as Spokane's Best Kept Secret, The Library Lounge, has closed it's doors for good. The bar had operated near Downtown in the Quality Inn Downtown ( 110 E. 4th Ave. ).

No word what, if anything will replace the space within the highly visible Downtown hotel.