The former Albertson's store at 1617 W. Northwest Blvd. Spokane ( NW Blvd. in-between Maple & Ash ) will soon go from abandoned eyesore to a multi-tenant building likely packed full of customers. This as NAI Black Commercial broker Chris Bell has secured two leases for the building, allowing the building to be remodeled and split into two businesses.
- Goodwill Industries will lease 20,000 square feet and will open a Goodwill branded thrift store in their space. In addition a donation area will opened in the building and both the thrift store and donation area will open sometime this fall.
- Planet Fitness will occupy the remaining 24,000 square feet with a new location of the chain which is famous for it's 24 hour staffing, discounted memberships and making customers who aren't used to gym's comfortable with the experience. This location will also likely open this fall and will be the second in the Spokane area as the chain opened it's location in Spokane Valley last year.
New businesses are expected to be coming for newly constructed buildings to be built on pad sites in front of the Goodwill / Planet Fitness. A Jack in the Box restaurant also opened it's doors recently in a formerly vacant parking area across Maple from the Albertson's . The Albertson's building itself has been sitting vacant since the grocery store chain moved out in 2011.
As of today there are no other known planned new Spokane area Planet Fitness locations and Goodwill is also working on a new store / office complex on 16th St. in Post Falls.