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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Riverbank Taphouse is now open inside Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort & Casino is always on a quest to keep their patrons happy with the newest and best venues and restaurants. And, now they've done it again with this weeks opening of Riverbank Taphouse located inside the resort.


Riverbank Taphouse took over the space last used by the Impluse night club, adjacent to the Casino floor. The space is cool new bar with wine, craft cocktails, bar top gaming and of course beer, in fact Riverbank Taphouse has a whopping 52 taps! They have beers from domestics to seasonal to local craft beers and many more. There is even sampler flight for $8 that comes with 4 pour of your choice.

There is a small food menu of foods designed to be shareable. On this menu one will poke, a few flatbreads, brat sliders and more. I was lucky enough to taste a couple of these options at Northern Quest's expansion opening event a couple of months ago and can vouch for the deliciousness of some of the menu at Riverbank Taphouse. But, stay tuned as I plan to do a full review very soon....

Riverbank Taphouse is open seven days a week 3p-11p, except Fri and Sat when they will be open from 3p-2a. More info, including a pdf version of the menu can be found on-

http://northernquest.com/dining-bars/restaurants/riverbank-taphouse


Global Neighborhood Thrift moving to much larger space on Trent

Global Neighborhood Thrift is currently planning a huge move and expansion coming in the first part of next year. The store, which supports the larger Global Neighborhood non-profit will be relocateing to the space currently occupied by Catholic Charities Furniture Bank at 919 E. Trent.

Plans call for the organization to move there sometime in the spring from their current home at 902 W. Indiana. The move allows Global Neighborhood to nearly double the size of their operation as the new location on Trent is 22700 square feet. And, to assist in the move they have started fundraising via https://tinyurl.com/gnimpact , they hope to raise $35,000 with the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund matching up to $10,000 of the donations.

Global Neighborhood is a 501c3 employment focused social enterprise business that provides opportunities to former refugees so they can thrive and contribute as equal members of our community. All proceeds from the Global Neighborhood Thrift store are used for job training and paychecks for the people in the program. In the past 7 years Global Neighborhood has provided job training to 115 former refugees from 29 different countries. With this expansion and move they aim to double the number of people who are employed by Global Neighborhood Thrift.

Global Neighboorhood Thrift sells a bit of everything from clothing to shoes to books. Really most anything you'd expect to find in a thrift store and perhaps even more. For more information on Global Neighborhood Thrift, check out their website at- http://gnthrift.com 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Shopko to close South Hill store

One of Spokane's Shopko department store locations is going out of business. Listed as one of 39 total Shopko's to close nationwide, the store at 4515 S. Regal will officially close their doors in February.


Liquidation sales will begin today ( Dec. 7th ) and run through the holiday season. The South Hill store is the only store in Spokane and all of Washington state set to close. Shopko intends to continue operating their North Spokane, Spokane Valley and Coeur d' Alene stores.


The national closures are a result of the Wisconsin based retailers plan to scale back it's brick and mortar retail presence in hopes of restructuring the company which is said to be possibly preparing for bankruptcy. The majority of the 39 stores set to close on the new list are small town geared Shopko Hometown formatted stores.


In addition to the Spokane Shopko closure, a store in Bonners Ferry,ID at 6355 Main St will also close their doors.


For more info on Shopko, check- http://www.shopko.com

Monday, December 3, 2018

New medical office building with attached Wake Up Call coffee shop coming to Liberty Lake

Construction will be getting underway soon for a new two story medical office building on the west side of Liberty Lake. In addition to the new medical offices, the scoop that's creating the most buzz is the building will also have an attached Wake Up Call coffee shop.


Plans call for the new building to be built at 22011 E. Country Vista Dr. , or a bit west of Yokes. The office portion will have about 5400 square feet of space on the ground floor and 4188 square feet on the second floor. The Wake Up Call will occupy about 1200 square feet in an addition and will include a drive thru lane, like all other Wake Up Call coffee shops.

The building is also already fully leased with Liberty Lake Eyecare Center and Casey Family Dental planning on also opening locations in the new building. As currently planned the businesses coming to this project will open after the building is completed, likely during the Summer of 2019.

Leasing begins for new strip mall on Sullivan Rd.

Construction crews are working quickly on another new strip mall going up in Spokane Valley. This new project consists of a new 4125 square foot retail structure with space for up to four business. Located at 604 S. Sullivan Rd. the development is estimated to cost about $900,000 and is located almost directly across Sullivan Rd. from Central Valley High School.


The building is being constructed by Yost Gallager Construction and owned by the Spokane based Domino's Pizza franchisee, Pacific Pie,Inc. . Given the owner, of course the new building will be anchored by a Domino's Pizza restaurant. The new Domino's Pizza will take the largest space with no announced opening date just yet. The remaining space will go up for lease.

And, marketing of the remaining leasable spaces has already begun via Kiemle Hagood. Spaces are divisible down to 1360 square feet with lease rates running $24-$28 per square foot. The building boasts excellent visibility and on site surface parking. For more information on leasing these spaces for your business, find Kiemle Hagood at http://kiemlehagood.com

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Habit Burger files for a building permit on N. Division

A growing and very popular California based burger chain looks to be coming to Spokane. No, it's not In & Out but I think Spokane will surely get in the The Habit of going to The Habit Burger Grill.






Building permits we're recently filed to construct a new building for The Habit Burger Grill at 6710 N. Division. This is the vacant lot at Division & Lyons where a Popeye's Chicken had been planned to be built. Little is known as of my writing this about the planned new Spokane location but this is a building permit and not just a "pre-development meeting" with a set expiration date of late May 2019. Given this we'll likely see them opening sometime around the Spring of 2019.


The Habit Burger Grill is an Irvine,Ca based chain with about 250 locations in 10 US States and a couple of overseas locations in China and the UAE. They are considered one of the fastest growing fast food chains in the United States with a menu of burgers, chicken and more. A menu can be found on their website which is the link below...


http://www.habitburger.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Union Tavern now open on E. Sprague

Life has returned to the abandoned "palmistry building" on E. Sprague. After several months of construction Union Tavern is now open in the building which is located at 1914 E. Sprague.

While it's a new business, Union Tavern's décor plays homage to the history of the building and the area. Historic beer advertisements are scatted through out, old wooden bleacher seats from the Gonzaga Kennel and a bar salvaged out of now closed Casino in Montana. And, even those old palmistry signs are still displayed in the business.

Union Tavern features beer, wine and liquor and even a food menu. Among the offerings are sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, appetizers and more. A small breakfast menu is also available on the weekends. Union Tavern is basically geared towards being cool new local hang out for all ages.

For more information on Union Tavern, find them on Facebook at-
https://www.facebook.com/Union-Tavern-286830341941586 

Meridian Construction & Development to remodel and expand South Hill Goodwill

Meridian Construction & Development has announced they will be the general contractor behind a new project for Goodwill on the South Hill. The Goodwill location near the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center at 2927 E. 29th.will undergo a full remodel and expansion.


The $2 million project will consist of a remodel of the 9760 square foot retail store and a 7165 square foot addition. The addition will be used as a production area with new loading docks to support the sorting and processing of donations for local area stores.

The project is estimated to take about 6 months to complete, with architecture already done by Wolfe Architectural Group.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dry Fly Distilling to build large new production facility

Dry Fly Distilling is growing and soon their products will be enjoyed by adults overseas with a new export agreement. Just last week Dry Fly Distilling announced a new partnership with Seven Seas Export,LLC to distribute Dry Fly products into major Pacific Rim nations. Intially their products will be sold in South Korea under the new parent company Dry Fly Korea,LLC with 4 products - vodka, gin, wheat whiskey and bourbon. Production on orders for those products start this month with a move to weekly container shipments in 2020.

And, to keep up with increased demand Dry Fly Distilling will relocate to a new much larger facility. Since their founding in 2007, Dry Fly has operated in the River Walk Building at 1003 E. Trent just east of Downtown. But, the facility on Trent is capable of producing just 30,000 maximum annual gallons and the new planned facility will be able to produce 250,000 maximum annual gallons.

The new Dry Fly Distilling production facility will be a part of the yet to be announced NoDo at Normandie development. NoDo at Normandie will be a 5.2 acre mixed use urban village that will also include medium density housing, office and retail uses. The site is the former City of Spokane fleet services center on Normandie, just north of Downtown. Dry Fly will occupy a 24,000 square foot building in the project with the new plant planned come online in Jan. 2020.

We don't have a rendering of the planned production facility, but KXLY does, so check out their article on this topic for a sneak peek-
http://www.kxly.com/news/dry-fly-distilling-announces-major-expansion-move-to-former-city-property/880710632

For more information on Dry Fly Distilling, visit- http://www.dryflydistilling.com

For more information on Seven Seas Export,LLC, visit- http://www.sevenseasexport.com

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Happy Trails to Brews coming to the Indian Trail neighboorhood.

The Indian Trail neighborhood will soon be getting a cool new locally owned and operated tavern. Construction is officially starting on Happy Trails to Brews in a leased space within the Sundance Plaza shopping center at 9025 N. Indian Trail Rd.

The new place will feature 18 beers on tap, as well as wines and ciders, with crowlers available. The owner is serious about beer running a series of beer review videos on YouTube in addition to periodic updates on the planned Happy Trails to Brews tap house. There isn't a set opening date just yet but they are shooting to be open sometime around the end of the year or early next year. We'll be watching for more...

A website is also coming soon at http://happytrailstobrews.com

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Big Island BBQ coming to Liberty Lake

"Our food is meant to be a vacation for the mouth" is how a new restaurant coming soon to Liberty Lake describes what they will offer. And, while the menu is still far from set, a lease has been signed and work is starting on the cool new casual Island / Hawaiian style restaurant.

The new business will be locally owned and operated and will be called Big Island BBQ. They are to be located in the Yokes anchored shopping center at 1235 N. Liberty Lake Rd with and opening date planned for March of 2019 and soft openings possible before that.

Among the menu offerings of Big Island BBQ will be mix and match plates of chicken, short ribs and other island favorites. Also they plan to have a salad bar with fresh and tasty choices for all tastes and diets, many awesome side dishes and even some desserts.

Watch for more on Big Island BBQ and follow them on Facebook at-
http://www.facebook.com/mybigislandbbq

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Panda Express now open in Post Falls

After a couple of months of construction the areas newest Panda Express is now open. Located at 6291 W Pointe Pkwy in Post Falls is adjacent to the State Line Walmart...

A Maverick gas station is coming eventually to the same area and there is an unconfirmed rumor of a new Arby’s all joining the somewhat stalled “Pointe at Post Falls” commercial development.



Monday, November 12, 2018

Red Lion River Inn has become part of Ruby Hospitality and big changes are coming

Spokane's last Red Lion branded hotel is changing and joining part of a cool locally owned and operated hotel brand. The Red Lion River Inn on Division is converting into the new Ruby River Hotel, which will be part of Ruby Hospitality. This is the same company that operates the Hotel Ruby and a few other establishments and is owned by local developer Jerry Dicker.

Red Lion had been leasing the hotel from the Dickers but decided against renewing the lease. This was the last Red Lion branded hotel in Spokane, the Hotel RL has since been sold and is now The Centennial Hotel and a third Red Lion on the top of the Sunset Hill rebranded recently as a Quality Inn .

The new Ruby River Hotel will undergo a major renovation to include all public spaces, restaurant and lounge, banquet space, guest rooms , pool and the building's exterior. The renovations are geared to "bring the outside indoors" and play upon the hotel's great position right along the Spokane River. Room renovations will give rooms a clean modern design. Also they plan to add an expanded outdoor heated pool, hot tub, cabanas, social fire pit and a lot more. Renovation begins immediately and will be done in phases with the hotel remaining open during the project.

The restaurant space will be remodeled, rebranded and re-named. When it re-opens it will operate as the Onyx Kitchen and Bar featuring American cuisine with an Asian fusion element. The restaurant will have an all new menu, expanded covered outdoor dining and a relocated bar area.

The Ruby River Hotel, located at 700 N. Division, has 245 guest rooms and suites, over 3000 square feet of flexable meeting and event space, two outdoor pools, tennis court and more.

For more info on the new Ruby River Hotel, check out their new web site at-
http://www.rubyriverhotelspokane.com

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates & Ice Cream coming to Spokane

Since their founding in 1964 Mrs. Cavanaugh's has been a go to for sweet lovers in the Salt Lake City area. Today they operate a factory in North Salt Lake City and five retail locations around the Salt Lake Valley but they are growing and expanding to a new retail location in the Wandermere area here in Spokane.


Plans are for Mrs. Cavanaugh's to open sometime late this month in the new strip mall at 513 E. Hastings. The store will carry their full line of chocolates from truffles to creams, fudge to caramels and everything in-between. There many specialty items and even some awesome sounding candy bars. If chocolates not your thing they also have some popcorns and a big selection of premium custard ice creams. All of it perfect for the holidays or really any day!

Keep watching here and on our social media pages for more on Mrs. Cavanaugh's, and to check out what they offer click on over to their website at-http://mrscavanaughs.com

Hop Mountain Taproom & Grill to open this weekend

After a few months of construction, Spokane's newest tap house is now just a couple of days from opening for business. The new Hop Mountain Taproom & Grill will host their official grand opening starting at 11am on Sat. November 10th, more information on that is in the image below.


Hop Mountain Taproom & Grill is a family friendly and family owned establishment located at 14017 N. Newport Hwy Ste. G , in North Spokane. The business will boasts 21 craft beer, ciders and sours on tap, all of which are dedicated to Pacific Northwest breweries.

And, while beer is of course a big focus of Hop Mountain, they are also a restaurant as well with a delicious sounding menu. Appetizers consist of sliders, deep fried pickles, steak bites and many more. And, for those seeking a meal there are a burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings and more. They even have a kids menu.

Defiantly worth checking out, which we plan to do soon... For more information today on Hop Mountain Taproom and Grill find them on Facebook at- http://www.facebook.com/hopmountaintaproom

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New office building coming to the Five Mile area




Pre-leasing is already underway for a new office building that is coming soon on the back side if the Five Mile Shopping Center in North Spokane. Planned for construction in the spring of 2019 the new Austin Professional Building will sit at 6515 N. Austin Rd.

The new office complex will consist of 1 level of covered parking and 2 floors of office space all served by a central elevator. In all it will have about 8000 square feet of total office space or 4000 square feet on each floor. About 30 uncovered parking spaces are also included on the site which is to be completed sometime around the Fall of 2019 if all goes as planned.

For information on leasing office space in the Austin Professional Building contact Brumback Inc. Commercial Real Estate at 509-924-3939 or on their website at http://brumbackre.com


-This site is not affiliated with Brumback, contact them at the info above.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Checking out Amy’s Donuts, now open in Spokane Valley

Although already open for a few days we finally checked out Amy’s Donuts at 11519 E Sprague. This won’t be a review per se but is a look at what to expect if you haven’t been there yet. Amy’s does make an awesome donut and they have a huge selection with some unique donuts. I recommend checking them out....

Where else would you like to us check out ( new business wise ) ? Let me know at Inlandbusiness@yahoo.com








Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nectar Wine and Beer is still coming to South Perry

In the world of commercial real estate and construction it seems as if nothing goes as planned. Even writing this blog there have been countless places that have missed there opening dates leaving us all guessing. But, one such local mystery has been Nectar Wine and Beer's planned and even announced new second location.

Originally announced in September of 2016 they we're to open a second location in the Spring of 2017. But, after a bit of negotiation issues we have learned Nectar has now signed a lease and the a new Nectar Wine and Beer is in fact coming to the South Perry neighborhood with the owner saying they will be selecting a contractor soon.

The hope is to have this new space open sometime in the Spring of 2019 in the newer building at 907 S. Perry. Assuming the same plan remains the new place will be very similar to the original Nectar Wine and Beer which has called the Kendall Yards Business District home since it's opening in 2015.

Nectar Wine and Beer is a locally owned and operated specialty shop / bar featuring fine wines from around the region, craft beers and some meats and cheeses. They also have become well known for there many events, which will likely continue on at the new second location on South Perry.

Keep watching for more...

And, for more info on Nectar Wine and Beer find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nectarwineandbeer

They also do have a website but I'm waiting on linking that as it looks to be hacked right now...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New businesses openings....

There are a lot of businesses I never do full posts on, sometimes I don't have enough details, sometimes I just run out of time. But, either way I like to get them some sort of mention, and that's the purpose of this list...

Also, many of these we're also shared on the Inland Northwest Business Watch Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/inlandnorthwestbusinesswatch , if your looking to be first to find out about these places I highly recommend giving us a like!


Tacos El Sol who many know for their mobile food business, commonly seen Downtown, is opening an actual brick and mortar restaurant at 3422 N. Division. Grand Opening will be Nov 2nd at 10am!

Sweet Frostings. Blissful Bakeshop has relocated their North Spokane location to a cool new space at 10406 N. Division Suite 102. They are now open.

Cole's Bakery & Café at 521 E. Holland is expanding into the space next door, adding seating and allowing them to move their bakery operation into the new space. Cole's is an awesome locally owned gluten free shop, we'll likely have a full post about them super soon.

Eclipse Power Yoga will be opening soon at 3209 E 57th Suite E on the South Hill. Watch for their grand opening on Nov. 9th at 6:30pm.

Hillyard Hammer's BoxFit has opened at 126 E. Wellesley by Northtown Mall.

White Dog Coffee has opened their new location at 2135 W. Northwest Blvd.

Direct Primary Care is opening soon at 212 E. Central Ave. Suite 360.

Wilde Automotive is now open for business at 103 E. Lincoln Rd. in North Spokane.

Emily's Latte Daa is now open at 603 W. Hastings. And, has quite possibly the coolest name of any coffee stand.

Comic Book Shop is adding a new location in the Valley. They will be opening soon in the same building as the Domino's Pizza at Sprague and Bowdish.

Fueled Coffee Company is opening soon in Spokane Valley 12303 E. Grace ( corner of Pines & Grace )

Friendly Computers is opening a new location at 1902 W. Francis in North Spokane.

Think Tank Escape Rooms is coming soon in Downtown Spokane. They will be at 327 W. 3rd Ave.

Washington Floral has opened for business on the West Plains at 4310 S. Grove Rd.

Southern Specialties a shop with all kinds of Southern inspired gifts and more is coming soon to 3017 S. Grand Blvd Suite B.

Hive Virtual Reality is now open at 9325 N. Division in North Spokane.

Casual Spaces is to be a furniture and home décor store coming to 9312 N. Division.

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids is coming soon to 9996 N. Newport Hwy.

Classic Burger is adding a new location at Spokane Valley Mall, opening soon.

Lorraine Fine Jewelry is coming soon in Liberty Lake at 21950 E. Country Vista Dr. Suite 600


And, likely a lot more as some things have been posted about separately and even some more we may not even know about yet.


For leads, questions, info on your own business... contact us at inlandbusiness@yahoo.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

Brandywine Bar & Bottle Shop opening soon on Northwest Blvd.

Residents of Spokane's Northwest side will soon have a new place to gather and grab an adult beverage and maybe even one to bring home too. That's because work is now underway to open the exciting new Brandywine Bar & Bottle Shop at 2408 W. Northwest Blvd.

Brandywine Bar & Bottle Shop is locally owned and operated and will feature a small bar area serving beer, wine, ciders and a menu of small, sharable plate of globally inspired but locally sourced foods along with a dessert menu. Also, watch for some wine and beer based cocktails, music from local musicians and even some local art as well.

As the name implies Brandywine Bar & Bottle Shop will also offer a retail selection wine, beer, cider and a few necessary accessories like wine tags, gift bags, etc. . Customers will also able to join beer or wine clubs as well. Wine and beer club members will feature tastings and unique options for the discerning mind to mix and match and as they say " choose your own adventure " .

Watch for even more to come from this small but mighyt new business in the spring as they plan more events. Likely even brunch on the weekends! For now, though plans are for Brandywine to open sometime in Mid-November.

For more info on Brandywine Bar & Bottle Shop, check http://brandywinespokane.com ( soon ) and http://www.facebook.com/brandywinebaranbottleshop

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

4 Seasons Coffee Company moving larger facility in Spokane Valley

Founded in 1976, 4 Seasons Coffee Company was Spokane's first coffee roasting business. But, while many other coffee company's have came and went locally 4 Seasons is not only still in business but they are actually moving to a new larger facility.

Work has started to re-locate 4 Seasons from 10 S. Grant to 12410 E. Indiana in Spokane Valley. There they will share the building with Sounds on Wheels and should have the move complete by the end of the year. The new location is a 9000 square foot space which will enable 4 Seasons to nearly double their roasting capacity with a new, larger roaster. The location will also offer space for espresso training and tasting.

Today, Four Seasons Coffee Company is one of the leading coffee brands in Spokane selling their coffee at dozens of locations around the Inland Northwest. During their 40 years in business has been committed to an artisan coffee roasting process using only high quality Arabica beans from small, independent growers in more than 14 countries.

Four Seasons Coffee Company says they aren't stopping with this new roasting facility. Eventually they hope to open a coffee shop somewhere around Downtown Spokane or the University District.

For more information on Four Seasons Coffee, visit- http://4seasonscoffee.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Permits indicate At Home is coming to Spokane

Building permits have been filed and are currently pending for a new location of the At Home chain coming soon to Spokane. At Home is a Plano,TX based chain of big box stores that carry over 50,000 unique items including furniture, garden, housewares, rugs, home décor and a lot of seasonal merchandise. They consider themselves " The Home & Holiday Décor Superstore ".

At Home's permits indicate the store will occupy a large section of the former Costco store at 7619 N. Division. The plans are for a 86,780 square foot store with almost 77,000 square feet of space dedicated to sales floor and the remaining to warehouse and support offices. Plans are for a full remodel to the space and new entry with work estimated to cost $1.3 million.

No official word from At Home's corporate but they are aggressively expanding with plans to get up to 600 stores. This would be the first At Home store in the Spokane are and all of Washington state, currently there closest stores are in the Salt Lake City area and Rapid City, SD.

For more information about At Home, check http://athome.com

Friday, October 19, 2018

Newly opened local bridal shop hits 75 dresses sold in just 8 weeks!

Honestly, I think it's safe to say that Honest in Ivory is a success. The new shop recently announced that they have sold their 75th dress in just the short 8 weeks the store has been open. They say they accredit their success to 50% word of mouth referrals and 50% social media. Also, they have also already participated in 18 stylized photo shoots with some of Spokane's local wedding vendors.



Honest in Ivory opened August 17th and is open by appointment only in the Riverwalk building at 1003 E. Trent Suite 105. It also is the first business venture from 26 year old owner Cassie David, who runs this business in addition to being a speech therapist at Stepping Stones Pediatric Therapy.



The shop is located in a converted warehouse, making the shop open and airy and quite unique. Honest in Ivory stocks dresses from 8 bridal designers from across the country that can't be found anywhere else in Spokane, or even within a surrounding 250 mile radius. In a recent interview with another site the owner described Honest in Ivory as a "bridal shop for non-traditional brides who don't subscribe to the stressful and over the top stigma of wedding dress shopping "

Dresses can be found at Honest in Ivory for most any personality and style. In addition to bridal gowns, they also carry bridesmaids gowns, bridal lingerie, shoes, jewelry, veils and other bridal trinkets. Honest in Ivory's selection runs from size 00 up to size 32 and will work with you to find your dream, regardless of size, color, religion, sexual preference or culture.

For more information on Honest in Ivory, or to schedule and appointment, check out their website at-
http://honestinivory.com

Martinizing Dry Cleaning to celebrate the grand opening of two new stores in Spokane

The Martinizing Dry Cleaning chain has arrived in Spokane and has set grand opening celebrations for their two new local stores. These new stores are franchises that are owned by Kay Quinn, an accomplished service industry professional and Spokane resident.

The new Martinizing locations can be found in convenient spots, one on the South Hill at 3007 E.57th Ave. Suite 2 and another in Wandermere at 12519 N. Division Suite 2.

The Wandermere store's grand opening celebration will be Friday, Oct 26th from 4-5:30pm and the South Hill store will host there's shortly after on Tuesday, November 6th from 4-5:30pm . During both grand opening events complimentary food and refreshments will be served, including holiday treats and fresh brewed Starbucks coffee. All guests will also receive a goodie bag filled with a variety of useful garment care products and Martinizing discount coupons. Plus, guests can tour the fully renovated facilities and discover Martinizing for their future dry cleaning needs.

Maritinizing Dry Cleaning as a whole says they are celebrating more then six decades as the most experienced name in dry cleaning, laundry and garment care. There new stores, like the ones here in Spokane, feature innovative lifestyle-oriented services like few home and office pick up and delivery, app powered lockers and on-demand service. They also boast "green" cleaning technologies that are safe for people, clothes and the environment.

In addition to the traditional dry cleaning and laundry services, Martinizing also offers alterations, leather cleaning and Wedding dress cleaning and preservation services. They can also clean household items such as rugs, comforters, drapes, linens and duvet covers.

For more information on Martinizing Dry Cleaning, check out there website at http://www.martinizing.com or stop by there new Spokane locations at- 12519 N. Division Suite 2 and 3007 E. 57th Suite 2. Both locations will be open M-F 7a-6:30pm and Saturday 9a-3p.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

North Idaho Eye Institute to build a new office in Hayden


Meridian Construction & Development of Spokane Valley will be the general contractor for a new office / clinic coming soon for North Idaho Eye Institute. The new office will be a 7000 square foot stand alone building that is set to rise at 8378 N. Government Way in Hayden.

Once complete, the new North Idaho Eye Institute will 11 exam rooms, a Lasik room and a visual field testing room plus staff offices and support areas.  The new building is to be completed next year and comes in with a $2 million price tag.

For more information on North Idaho Eye Institute, visit- http://northidahoeye.com

For more information on Meridian Construction, visit- http://www.meridianco.com


Monday, October 15, 2018

New building going up at Sprague & Flora




A new commercial building is under construction now at the corner of Sprague & Flora in Spokane Valley. The new building will a 5000 square foot warehouse type structure that's available for multiple kinds of businesses.

The building is being built on speculation so there are no tenants just yet. However it is being marketing as for lease with up to three units available or 1 tenant taking the entire 5000 square feet. Among the buildings features are 16' ceilings, four 12' high roll up doors, ample on site parking and it's all positioned in at a busy corner close to I-90, Liberty Lake and much of Spokane Valley.

Currently this new building is to be complete sometime in November. More info on leasing space here call 509-710-1812

* This site is not affiliated with project or the developer, simply the messenger.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Amy's Donuts will open this month in Spokane Valley

Back in April we learned Amy's Donuts, a small chain of donut shops was coming our way. And, now after months of construction the business is about to open here in the Spokane area. This will be their fourth store overall but a fifth is already in the works in New Mexico. They we're founded in 2013 in Colorado Springs and have risen to fame via social media pages in each city they call home.



Amy's Donuts fourth location will open October 25th at 11519 E. Sprague Ave, in what was formerly a Mexican restaurant.. And it's really there donuts that make them unique, with a menu of everything from the standards up to crazy. Among the offers at Amy's Donuts are cotton candy, maple bacon fudge, vanilla cheesecake donuts and dozens more. Donuts topped with all kinds of cereals and candy bars, there's even a few seasonal offerings, there's so many donuts!

The shop will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be in a roughly 3000 square foot space with inside seating for about 50. The outside of the shop is adorned with bright colors and a very cool Spokane mural being done by a talented local artist.

Keep watching this page as we hope to check out the new Amy's Donuts shortly after opening. In the meantime more info about their business can be found on http://amysdonuts.com


Monday, October 8, 2018

Not just Amazon coming to the Geiger Blvd corridor

Creating over 2000 jobs in a massive new warehouse, Spokane’s planned Amazon fulfillment center is the biggest project going up on the West Plains. But, it’s far from the only thing coming to that area.

Spokane County is applying for a grant to upgrade Geiger Blvd. and a couple other roadways in the area. The news about that grant can be found at http://www.khq.com/story/39252075/16-million-grant-requested-for-geiger-blvd-infrastructure-improvements

But, what’s news for this site is the sneak peek at other projects via a map included in the grant documents. I’ll include it below, but it shows Kenworth is planning a facility to employ 150, Shredfast also has a building in the works. And, many new homes and apartments are also in the works.


This won’t all happen overnight, and I know the LaQuinta Inn project has been in the works for approximately two years now so it’s impossible to predict any of these projects but it’s safe to say the West Plains is growing!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New North Spokane Dick's Sporting Goods grand opening will be Oct 12th-14th

Dick's Sporting Goods is preparing to open a second location here in the Spokane area. The new store, which will be in the North Pointe Plaza shopping center, will host a grand opening event on the weekend of Oct. 12th-14th.

This new store is located in a the former Sports Authority space and has 45,500 square feet of space at 9620 N. Newport Hwy. The store will carry the same merchandise as other Dick's Sporting Goods stores. Products include apparel, footwear, gear and accessories for most any sport. The chain is growing and has over 850 stores and is overseen by a Pittsburg, PA area corporate office.

The new North Spokane Dick's Sporting Goods will employ about 40 with hiring now under way at http://dickssportinggoods.jobs . Also, some seasonal positions will also be open.

During their grand opening the new store will have giveaways, special deals and even appearances from Jim Zorn, former Seahawks QB & coach and Marcus Trufant, former Seahawks cornerback. More info about the appearances can be found on the stores page which is linked below. Also, while the grand opening does begin on the 12th, there will also be " preview days " on October 10th and 11th. Hours for the store and events are also on the page below.

The other Spokane area Dick's Sporting Goods will also remain open. That store can be found nearby Spokane Valley Mall at 14014 E. Indiana Ave.

Info on the new North Spokane Dick's Sporting Goods-
http://stores.dicksportinggoods.com/wa/spokane/1368/



Monday, October 1, 2018

Three Ninjas to open brick & mortar restaurant in Kendall Yards

Three Ninjas Mobile Food has been a staple of local food truck events since their founding in 2014. And, now they're taking the next step into owning and operating an actual full time brick and mortar spot. Albeit a small spot...

Three Ninjas plans on opening soon at 1198 W. Summit Pkwy in the heart of Kendall Yards, this is the former Solace Mead and Cider storefront. While Kendall Yards is known for being home to several of Spokane's best restaurants, this will basically be the first quick service / take away dining option in the neighborhood.

Their space will be a little over 300 square feet with a very small dining area and the ability to pick up orders to go. If all goes as planned the new restaurant will open around Nov 1st and will serve a small menu that's similar to their current food truck menu of fusion tacos, wraps and more. They plan to continue the food truck side of the business as well.

For more information on Three Ninjas, find them on Facebook at-
http://www.facebook.com/mobilespokane


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Movie and Dinner to open Oct 5th - a sneak peek inside

Recently we we're able to get a private tour of one of the coolest new businesses coming to our area. That business is Movie and Dinner, which will be a dine in movie theater opening in a little more then a week in just steps away from Northern Quest Resort & Casino. The new business is a separate entity from Northern Quest but still part of the Tribe's campus. In fact, there even will be a covered walkway coming from Northern Quest to Movie and Dinner. And, Camas card holders will even be able to use their players club card benefits at the new theater.

Movie and Dinner is unique and not like the other dine in theater concepts seen from the big chain theater companies. They consider themselves a " restaurant with auditoriums " with a menu that allows for any budget. Guests can even enjoy lunch and dinner without seeing a movie.




The menu will also have something for every taste from Middle Eastern to more standard pub options and so much more. With their parent company being based in Kansas, they'll also have what promises to be some delicious Kansas City BBQ. Drink wise they will have Coke freestyle machines, beer, wine and spirts but they will be a family friendly establishment.

The business will have 8 auditoriums showing first run films, all opening Oct 5th. Movie and Dinner's auditoriums are smaller and more intimate with reserved seating in super comfortable recliners with huge screens. There really isn't a bad seat in the house, and they've really thought of everything! From exits away from the screen so no annoying exit light in the your view to no tipping which means no signature and no need for the awkward moment of the server bringing in a receipt at the best parts of the movie. This is the way movies are supposed to be seen!






Movie and Dinner will employ 50 and they officially opens Oct 5th, but watch for a grand opening event along with Cyber Quest / Kids Quest coming October 11-13th.

Tickets are on sale now! They can be purchased online at their website http://movieanddinner.com .

Currently opening weekend they will be showing A Star is Born , Venom and few more to be announced soon. Also if your planning an event soon take note because Movie and Dinner can even rent out their auditoriums for groups.

Movie and Dinner is located at 10893 W. Northern Quest Dr. , in addition to their website they can be contacted by phone at 509-381-0893. Thanks again to Movie and Dinner for the tour and we highly recommend checking them out soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Construction underway for Duluth Trading Company in Spokane Valley

Since it was first announced in June some may have forgotten, the Spokane area will soon be getting it's first Duluth Trading Company retail store. And, we can report it's full steam ahead with permits pulled and upon a check up the other day some site work has already begun for the future store. It is currently scheduled to open during the " First half Fiscal 2019 ", an example of the type of store coming here can be seen here-


Baker Construction is acting as the contractor for this new 15656 square foot store on a vacant lot at 16314 E. Indiana Ave in Spokane Valley. The construction site is easily visible from I-90 which has caused more then a few to take notice. This new store will not only be their first in the Spokane area but also the first in Washington state as their current closet store is in Portland.


Duluth Trading Company is a Wisconsin based company that sells primarily work and outdoor apparel. They've been actively growing of late and their television ad's are common place on some channels. For more information, check out their website at http://duluthtrading.com


Monday, September 24, 2018

New Pediatric office to open on the South Hill

The newest Pediatric office in the Lilac City, Spokane Pediatrics will begin scheduling appointments on Oct. 1st. The new clinic is led by Dr. Kimberly Grandinetti, M.D FAAP and Kimberly Resleff, ARNP who we're both raised here in Spokane.

Dr. Grandinetti M.D FAAP on the right, Resleff ARNP on the left 

Their office they say will be an intentionally small practice, this way patients won't see a "revolving door of practitioners, but will instead build realtionships with a small staff dedicated to their health ". Some of the benefits of this are same day appointments, no automated phone system, care that extends through college ( up to age 21 ) and more.



Spokane Pediatrics new office can be found not far from Sacred Heart Hospital at 315 W. Ninth Suite 200. They can be reached at 509-960-8894 and more information can be found on their website http://spokane-pediatrics.com

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Early work has begun for a large new warehouse in Spokane Valley


Some early construction work has started for the new “ SDS Valley facility “. Being built at 15909 E Marietta in the Valley the complex will have 112,000 square feet of warehouse space. In addition to 31 dock doors and 175 parking spaces. No news yet on tenants however...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wander Spokane opens, providing walking and hiking tours of our city

Want to learn more about Spokane? Taste some incredible foods and beers, hear the stories that make Spokane so great? Now you can with the recent launch of Wander Spokane, a new locally based tour business.

Wander Spokane hosts approximately 3 hour tours with a food tour, brewery tour and winery tour all among the offerings. "Urban wilderness" hiking tours and more are also planned to be coming in the spring.

These tours are a perfect way to show off Spokane to friends and family. But are also great for visitors and really anybody who wants to get a better understanding of Spokane's history, culture, architecture, art and more. Tours can be booked online at http://wanderspokane.com or by phone at 509-279-2929


Hello Sugar planning new location in Spokane Valley

Hello Sugar, the popular mini donut business in Kendall Yards is about to expand and say hello to Spokane Valley.

Hello Sugar recently announced that they have leased space in the new Ponderosa Village development, next to Barney's grocery store on S. Dishman-Mica Rd. . Construction has already started on the development and Hello Sugar says they hope to open sometime around the beginning of next year.

This new location will of course have the mini donuts just like at the Kendall Yards store. They also will have a full coffee / espresso menu and indoor seating. Also for those in a hurry the new Hello Sugar will even have a drive thru.

Keep watching for more, and in the mean time check them out in Kendall Yards at 419 N. Nettleton or online at http://hellosugarspokane.com

New Ace Hardware opens next to Rosauers at Nine Mile Falls

Rosauers has completed and opened an expansion of their store serving the Nine Mile Falls and Suncrest communities. But, this expansion is not to add more groceries, instead it is home to a full Ace Hardware store.

The new Ace Hardware has a separate entrance from Rosauers but is connected on the inside via an garage door towards the front of the store. The new store carries everything for most any home improvement project from tools, nuts & bolts , paint, electrical, plumbing and even a home and garden section currently stocked with some awesome grills. This store really has everything!

It doesn't get much more convenient, with the full service Rosauers grocery store and fuel station all at the same site. It can all be found at 5912 Hwy 291 in Suncrest, both Rosauers and Ace Hardware are open daily 6am-11pm.

For more info on Rosauers, visit- http://www.rosauers.com

And, follow this store on Facebook at- http://www.facebook.com/rosauers50

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Affordable apartments planned in Hillyard

Spokane Housing Ventures, who have already developed and manage several affordable housing developments around the area have announced their plans to for a new development in Hillyard. They plan to develop a $10.2 million project at 2830 E. Francis Ave, to be called Jayne Auld Manor. The complex is named as such to honor their former director who passed away in 2016 and dedicated her life to serving low income people and families.


As is currently planned Jayne Auld Manor will include 48 total units, which will be geared towards the workforce population who make less then 60% of the median income. The site will have a 3 story main building and five duplexes, in addition to a small playground and community garden. Twenty five of the units will be 2 bedroom and twenty three will be 3 bedroom apartments, making the development welcoming to family's.

Construction will start at the Jayne Auld Manor site early next year with completion planned for the Spring of 2020.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wonder Building secures it's first office tenant

One of the more exciting projects happening locally, the former Wonder Bread factory's renovation will be complete soon. Once finished it will house about 100,000 square feet of office space and an artisan market space all operating under the new Wonder Building name and located nearby Downtown as well as the Spokane Arena at 821 W. Mallon.

When pre-leasing began a few months ago it was announced that JLL and NAI Black we're planning to market the building to both national and local companies in hope of filling the new spaces with exciting, growing companies. Now we're learning the first of these companies will be Parametrix, a Seattle based civil engineering firm.

Parametrix already has an office in Spokane at 106 W. Mission and they will relocate from that office to the new space. At the Wonder Building, Parametrix will occupy about 8,000 square feet with tenant improvement permits already filed with the City of Spokane. The company employs about 40 locally and they hope to be operating out of the new space by December.

For more information on Parametrix, visit- http://www.parametrix.com

Thursday, August 23, 2018

STCU to open home loan center on Argonne next week

STCU is growing, and so is the local demand for home loans. Both being great news!!!

That's the reasoning behind the opening of STCU's first stand alone home loan center which opens on Wed. Aug 29th along Argonne Rd. in Spokane Valley. The new location is very convenient, just off of I-90 at the corner of Argonne & Mission ( 9207 E. Mission ) . The new Argonne Home Loan Center is housed in a 2595 square foot building that STCU has extensively remodeled into a cool new space, that looks drastically different from the dated 1970s look it once had.


The new facility will house a number of experienced loan officers to assist in all levels of the home loan process. And, while this branch will be limited to only doing transactions directly related to real estate lending inside, members can also use 2 new drive up ATM's outside . The ATM's are like any ATM at an STCU branch and are part of the co-op network, meaning they are surcharge free for anybody who uses a credit union that is a member of that network.

Home loan information and processing will still also be available at STCU's many neighborhood branches and their web site. This location is designed to give their members another convenient location for their needs. In addition to the Argonne site, STCU will open a home loan center in November in Kennewick. That will be with their first branch in the Tri-Cities and they also still have a home loan center within their main branch at 106 W. Nora.

For more information on STCU, visit- http://stcu.org

Spokane Barre re-launching with new owners!

In case you haven't heard, Spokane Barre is re-launching with new owners. The business is locally owned and operated by Katie & Hillary who tell me owning their own studio is like living out a dream.


Spokane Barre is still located in the same space as before, the 3rd floor of Globe Building ( 204 N. Division ) at Division and Main. They're easy to find right Downtown and have with plenty of parking available in the immediate area. The studio is a cool modern space where they host workout classes that are a fusion of ballet, Pilates and yoga. It's defiantly worth checking out....



They are planning a new owner re-launch event during the week of Sept 4th - 9th with raffles, special deals and even a few free classes. Watch their social media pages for more...

More information on Spokane Barre, including class pricing, can be found at- http://spokanebarre.com

On Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/spokanebarre , Instagram and Twitter @Spokanebarre

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Spokane Overstock becomes Wallaroo's Furniture and Mattresses, opens more locations

Spokane Overstock has come along way from their beginnings as small furniture business in a Spokane Valley warehouse . While they do still have a store in Spokane Valley they have grown to 5 locations, in just a few years. And, 2 more are coming in near future, but before that they are re-branding.

From here on out Spokane Overstock is converting their stores over to a new name, Wallaroo's Furniture and Mattresses. Wallaroo's says they will still offer the same overstock furniture and mattresses at discounted prices, just as they have before however;

They are growing as well, with the recent opening of a new 5th location, this time on N. Division just outside of Downtown Spokane. This new Wallaroo's location is in a building that has been vacant for sometime and now has new life and pretty cool new turquoise paint job, very eye catching. This new location is in the former Comfort City location at 1001 N. Division.

In addition to the new Spokane location, our friends over at boisedev.com have reported Wallaroo's Furniture and Mattresses will soon be the new tenant of retail building at 5804 Fairview in Boise. This will be their 6th store and the second time they have opened a store outside of the Inland Northwest as they also operate a store in Missoula.

Wallaroo's Furniture and Mattresses keeps their prices lower then their competitors buy purchasing overstocked merchandise from a number of large retailers. Their items are still top quality and are recognizable brand names, with most every type of mattress and furniture available and all stores are open 7 days a week.

For more information on Wallaroo's Furniture and Mattresses, check their website at-
http://spokaneoverstock.net  ( I'm guessing their going to change this url too eventually )

Ladder Coffee & Toast moving to Browne's Addition

Ladder Coffee & Toast, is currently located in a small drive up at 603 W. Hastings in North Spokane. They business owners are very passionate about good coffee, presenting several specialty espresso's and coffee and building quite the following, some of which say Ladder is the best coffee place in the area.

And, now the business that started out of home based pop up events is growing once more. This time to a full scale facility in a cool building that's convenient to both Browne's Addition and Downtown. Ladder Coffee & Toast will be renovating the former office building at 1516 W. Riverside into their home. With the new Ladder Coffee & Toast location they'll be able to expand into a full coffee, toast and roasting program. They currently hope to be open sometime around mid-October.


Until then however Ladder Coffee & Toast will remain on W. Hastings.

Find Ladder Coffee & Toast on Facebook at- http://www.facebook.com/laddercoffee

Monday, August 20, 2018

Where the Halloween stores will be in our area...

Despite 90+ degree temperatures and poor air quality as I’m writing this we’re actually only a couple of months away from fall and Halloween. And as you may know, in the weeks before Halloween, several vacant stores fronts in our area fill up with locations of the Spirit Halloween chain.

So, while they don’t open for a little while from my writing this ( on Aug 15th ). Here is where the Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene area Spirit stores will be-

15505 E Broadway , Spokane Valley ( former Toys r Us )

2512 E 29th , Spokane ( former Hastings )

12312 N Division , Spokane ( former Albertsons )

101 E. Best Ave, Coeur d’ Alene ( former 50 percent off card shop )

In addition to Spirit Halloween stores a Halloween Express store will open again this year. They will be in the former Hastings store at 1704 W Wellesley Ave. , where they were last year. Party City, with stores at North Pointe Plaza and in Spokane Valley always  dedicates large sections of their stores towards Halloween costumes and decor.

If you want to shop local, which I encourage you to do, Party Palace at 2607 N Division is the place to check out. They also have a large selection of Halloween merchandise every year!

Construction underway for Ponderosa Village, a new commercial development in Spokane Valley

We first mentioned the new Ponderosa Village project back around the first of the year. If you don't already know about this project, it's a cool new commercial development with several buildings to be built along the 11200 block of S. Dishman-Mica Rd in Spokane Valley. The project will be built out in phases and the developers promise to make it a neighborhood oriented center, listening to the wants of the area when bringing in businesses to the site.


The whole project will surround and will be anchored by Barney's Harvest Foods, a grocery store that's already at the site. And, although it's happening a bit later then originally expected, we're happy to report that construction is finally underway!



We stopped by the site yesterday ( 8/15/18 ) and observed substantial site work, and even some early foundation work. And, while clearly it will be some time before any businesses actually open there, we are already learning what will likely be there. One space has been leased to a spa / salon to be called The Mix Salon & Day Spa, and i'm told they will likely have a coffee shop and a restaurant coming that will be announced soon.

Since this project was announced the owners have also acquired a small lot to the east of the grocery store, allowing for the completed Ponderosa Village to be slightly larger then originally planned. When fully built out Ponderosa Village will have 6600 square feet of space, 15 possible retail spaces, and 180 convenient parking spaces.

If your interested in leasing space at Ponderosa Village, check their website at http://ponderosavillagespokane.com and follow along on their Facebook page.

Note-  This site is not affiliated with the project.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Updated- Chick-fil-a Coming to Gonzaga

Update- KHQ is reporting they spoke with someone at Gonzaga who claims this information is false. This post will remain as it appeared differently. We will continue to follow and hope...

Second update- Chick fil a says an error with their website caused the listing of a location at Gonzaga. As of now this has been debunked as false but we’re going to leave it here to remember the time Spokane went crazy thinking Chick fil a was for sure coming. And, do keep in mind they still might sometime...

One of the questions I get asked the most is “ when is Chick-fil-a coming to Spokane? “. While we still don’t have an opening date it looks like Spokane will soon get it’s first Chick-fil-a.

This location however will be an on campus location at Gonzaga University, operated by Sodexo who runs all of the “Zag Dining” locations. We’re just learning of this and still working on nailing down the exact details so keep watching http://inlandnwbusiness.com and http://www.facebook.com/inlandnorthwestbusinesswatch for more updates as we get them.

Check out this screenshot from chick-fil-a.com -