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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ruby Suites, other businesses opening soon in Burgan's Block Building

One of the biggest construction projects happening right now in Spokane's up and coming University District is nearing completion. And, new businesses and jobs will soon be coming to the newly renovated Burgan's Block Building on N. Division.

The building is a project of local developer , Jerry Dicker, who will lease out the ground floor with a couple of restaurants already coming to that area. Upper floors of the building will be used by Ruby Hospitality ( owner of Hotel Ruby in Downtown Spokane and others ) for their latest lodging option that's unlike it's other existing hotel properties.

Renderings and some property photos of the lodging portion of the building are available on the Ruby Suites web site listed below.

To keep everyone in the know here are the business coming in the next few months to the newly re-opened Burgan's Block Building-

Ruby Suites

Ruby Suites is a lodging property that is not exactly like most hotels. Ruby Suites will offer fully serviced residences for stays of more then a day or two but not long enough to rent a full apartment. A kind of extended stay hotel, in a way.

Ruby Suites will open in phases with the first 30 units expected to be open for rental in about 30 days. 16 more units will open in the second phase which will be completed in about two months.

Ruby Suites will be a mid to upscale property with a fitness center, modern look, maid service and many other amenities. This will be the first business to open in the building and as mentioned above should open in about a month.

For more information on Ruby Suites check out-


Caruso's Sandwich Co.

Caruso's, a small regional chain of sandwich / pizza restaurants will open a restaurant on the ground floor of the newly renovated building.

Caruso's is a fast service sandwich shop which also operates a location on N. Argonne in Spokane Valley.  There is no word on a opening date as of yet for this new Caruso's.

However, for more information on Caruso's Sandwich Co. check out-

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Qdoba Mexican Grill is well known fast service , Burrito / Mexican restaurant with over 600 locations in many states and a corporate office in Lakewood,Colorado. The chain is a sister company to Jack in the Box.

Also, no word on an exact opening date for this new University District Qdoba. The chain also already operates 5 locations in the Inland Northwest, all of which are staying open for business.

For more information on Qdoba Mexican Grill, check out-


Originally plans we're for three businesses to open on the ground floor of the Burgan's Block Building. This would leave one space either un-announced or still up for lease. We will continue to keep an eye on this as well.