Lately there have been a couple of planned construction projects people have been sending me e-mails to ask about. I figured it's about time to address them as best I can, so here it is...
Any updates on the new North Spokane Costco?
Actually yes, it's looking like we will see construction sooner rather then later now as just yesterday the Spokane County's website shows the permits for the building and adjacent fuel station as issued. This means the contractor Lydig Construction will likely start work at the site very soon. No update on when it might open for business however.
This new Costco is planned to be a 167,000 square foot store to replace a smaller store within the city limits on N. Division. The plan had also been held by a neighbor who filed an appeal of their environmental findings but per a recent article in the Journal of Business that has now been settled.
What is going into the building at 57th & Mt. Vernon on the South Hill?
About all I can say is... businesses ( big help I am, huh? ) . The building is a speculative expansion of the strip mall immediately to the east.
It is a 6,900 square foot structure that has been under construction now for a while. It will have 5 business bays of various sizes but of course some businesses may take more then one space so it's hard to say how many businesses will open there.
Currently all of the spaces remain up for lease with no one for sure planning to open there. However, I'm sure it won't take to long till we here of at least one new business there, and I, just like all of you are hoping for some new cool restaurant or something but we'll all be waiting for a little bit more time.
Is there still a Popeye's coming to Spokane?
After sitting in the line for over an hour last night to order at the newly opened Popeyes in Post Falls I think it's given another location is coming to our area. So yes, Popeyes is still planning a store on the northeast side of the N. Division / Lyons Ave. intersection in North Spokane.
I have un-officially been told construction will start there within the next couple of weeks with about a 4 month build time. But, this too is not set in stone so again we're waiting right along side you...
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