Been awhile since I've done a " because you asked " post on this site, so here we go....
As a reminder, because you asked, is a feature where I respond to some of the more common questions I get asked via email and social media about new business going in around the Spokane area. I always welcome questions, any question any time , if I don't know I will look into it right away. Contact me at- firstname.lastname@example.org
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Question #1 - What's going in across from Winco in Spokane Valley?
The former King's Chinese Buffet ( and, The Sizzler before that ) building has been sold and now demolished. The site, which is across Sprague Ave. from Winco ( at the corner of Sprague & Farr ) is now all torn up with construction crews doing site work their daily.
So what will it be? Despite their being a rumor of another recreational marijuana store. It will actually be a new NAPA Auto Parts store. The new store will be a little over 8,000 square feet and replace another NAPA store less then a block away from the site.
Also, of note is O'Reilly Auto Parts is doing a similar move, by moving into a new building at Sprague & Bowdish, replacing a smaller store of theirs. That new store will also act as a parts warehouse for other O'Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Inland Northwest.
Question #2 - When will the North Spokane Trader Joe's open for business?
Trader Joe's has not given an opening date for their new store as of yet. Although it is already under construction in the former Rite Aid space at Franklin Park Commons shopping center on N. Division. From what we've been hearing it will likely be opening sometime in April.
Question #3 - What is going out front of the Turning Point Church in Wandermere?
Sold signs have gone up on N. Division, on the land out front of the Turning Point Church, near Fred Meyer.
That piece of land was sold to a group of real estate investors, using the name Field of Dreams,LLC . The new owner plans to develop a 14,000 plus square foot medical office building on the site, but has yet to say a name or show any renderings of the building.
However, a large portion of the new building is already leased, with at least three tenants already signed on.