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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-

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 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-

For more information on Meridian Construction, visit-

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

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

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 . 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-

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-

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 .

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

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

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 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

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-

And, follow this store on Facebook at-

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-

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-

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-

On Facebook- , 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 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-  ( 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-

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 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 and for more updates as we get them.

Check out this screenshot from -

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New Fairfield Inn & Suites now open in Spokane Valley

A full renovation project is complete and now what once was the Quality Valley Suites hotel is now back in business, but this time as the Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Valley.

The new hotel is located just south of I-90 at 8923 E. Mission Ave. , by the Argonne Rd. exit. The new Fairfield Inn & Suites boasts 127 rooms and is a franchise location owned by Sterling Hospitality, who are also based in Spokane Valley.

The hotel is the second Fairfield Inn & Suites location in the Spokane area, with another near the Convention Center in Downtown Spokane. This hotel brand is considered a moderate tier lodging option and the new hotel has implemented the most recent Fairfield Inn design. The hotel's design is described by Callette Nielsen, VP and global brand manager as " Delivering both function and comfort, our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier category. "

Every corner of the Valley location has been renovated and updated, new décor and furniture abound. Guestrooms, the lobby and common areas all have received new modern décor and furniture and staff are standing by ready to serve. Additionally the Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Valley also features an indoor swimming pool, 24/7 fitness center, a four hole putting green, valet laundry service, complimentary wifi, fax and copy services.

Looking for meeting space? the Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Valley has that too with 2095 square feet of meeting space available to accommodate functions of up to 80 people.

For more information on the new Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Valley, check them out on-

Monday, August 13, 2018

Spokane Brewery Tour opens for business

Craft beer is big in the Inland Northwest, new breweries are still coming on line and many of the existing ones are still growing. Most of us have visited a few, but did you know the Inland Northwest is home to 46 unique breweries and more then 20 of those are located in and around Spokane.

A new local business is making it even easier to discover the Spokane beer scene. A born and raised native of Spokane has now launched the Spokane Brewery Tour, a tour provider that provides safe transportation and takes guests around to at least 3 local breweries. There you learn about the beers, the history of the brewery and much more. All while enjoying the company of like minded beer lovers ( you must be 21 however ).

Tours are offered on various days and are about 3 to 3 1/2 hours long. There is a tour in Spokane, Spokane Valley and a walking tour. Private custom tours are also available and group discounts are available for Spokane residents looking to book a tour for a special occasion.

For more information on Spokane Brewery Tour, including info on how to book, check their website at -

Etailz completes move to Spokane Valley, Stay Alfred to follow

While Spokane was outbid for Amazon's HQ2 , we are still home to several awesome companies that are growing. Two such companies are even expanding their HQ's here by moving into a formerly under utilized large building in Spokane Valley .

Etailz,Inc. is a large partner site, selling goods on Amazon, Jet, Ebay, Wal-Mart, Wish and Alibaba's websites. The company is actually owned by the much larger Trans World Entertainment of New York, but the main Etailz HQ is here in Spokane. Well, now Spokane Valley.

Etailz is now in a 40,000 square foot space within the from Itron building at 2818 N. Sullivan Rd. In Etailz's case the company is already operating out of the new facility, where they employ about 250. Previously the company had operated in a much smaller office space at the McKinstry Station building nearby Gonzaga. With this new move Etailz now has 4 times the office space, while still enjoying a casual, sort of hip working environment.

Also, coming later this year to the building at 2818 N. Sullivan Rd. will be the HQ of Stay Alfred. This company is unique business currently headquartered in a smaller building on Sprague Ave in Downtown Spokane. Stay Alfred operates travel apartments in 25 US cities and is known for leasing cool and upscale places in lively locations. It was even recently announced that Stay Alfred will operate one floor of " The M " apartment building in Downtown Spokane. The concept is somewhat similar to Airbnb, VRBO but still a bit more cool and unique.

Within the former Itron building, Stay Alfred will occupy a little more then 37,000 square feet with likely much of the same office features as their neighbors at Etailz. Stay Alfred will likely move in later this year as construction permits we're issued just last week for the build out of their offices.

There is still even more space available for lease in the same building on N. Sullivan ( info ) so perhaps we'll see even more cool new company's coming soon to Spokane Valley, stay tuned...

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Indigo Urgent Care to open in former South Hill Cafe Rio space

A couple of months ago we we're the first to report that Multicare was bringing their Indigo Urgent Care chain to Spokane. Construction is already underway for that location which will open in October at 9420 N. Newport Hwy. This will be in a new construction building that also houses a BECU branch and a TBD retail space.

But, as we speculated the Newport Hwy location won't be the only one coming to our region. That's because Indigo is also working on a South Hill location, which doesn't have an opening date set just yet. The South Hill Indigo Urgent Care will join the Regal Plaza development at 4803 S. Regal St Pad C, which is also known as the former Café Rio restaurant site.

Indigo Urgent Care is a chain of urgent care clinic that are considered to be high-end. To date they have 16 other locations all of which are in Western Washington. Patients receive coffee, gourmet cappuccino, free wifi, charging ports and are handled by a concierge. They also promise to have all of the latest medical equipment and knowledgeable staff to get patients through the process quickly.

For convenience Multicare's Indigo Urgent Care locations are open 8am-8pm 365 days a year. They are set up to treat minor health issues for patients of all ages.

For more information on Indigo Urgent Care, visit their website at-

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Montgomery Logistics Center to rise in Spokane Valley

Seattle based Leavitt Capital Companies is no stranger to Spokane. The company owns a handful of properties locally and has a regional office in the heart of Downtown Spokane. But, it looks like now they are looking to increase their footprint in our region.

That's because we've recently uncovered that Leavitt is planning to build a new industrial complex in Spokane Valley called the Montgomery Logistics Center. This new complex will be built in phases and will be in the 11000 block of E. Montgomery, west of Pines Rd. It will actually be adjacent to the Central Business Park building which is a 500,000 square foot former distribution center also owned by Leavitt Capital and is now home to PepsiCo, Skagit Farm Supply and few others.

The Montgomery Logistics Center when fully built out will be a 139,600 square foot industrial and warehousing hub in 3 buildings. The first of which will be a 64,000 square foot building that is currently in the permitting phase and will likely be complete sometime next year.

Space will be leased out and can be demised down to 10-15,000 square feet if needed. Among the amenities will be 30' clear heights, 92' - 120' truck courts and loading docks, ESFR sprinklers and much more. Pre-leasing is underway with spaces going for 0.69 per sq foot NNN.

There isn't any word about who the tenants might be at this new complex but with low industrial vacancy rates it likely will fill quickly, meaning more new jobs. For more information on leasing at the Montgomery Logistics Center contact Marc Mowrer with Leavitt Capital Companies at 509-444-6530 or check

Monday, August 6, 2018

Construction to begin for new hotel at Spokane International Airport

It's been a year this month since we first caught wind of a plan to open a new hotel at Spokane International Airport. This amount of time is not a complete surprise with permitting, financing, etc.. these projects do take time. But, now we're seeing that construction is actually about to begin.

The new hotel will be part of Springhill Suites by Marriott chain, unlike the Staybridge Suites name that was mentioned early in the process. This new hotel will be the closest lodging option to the terminal and will be in what is currently part of the Airport's parking area. We're told actual construction on the hotel should begin in September and Airport personnel have already blocked off this section of the parking lots. The new Springhill Suites hotel will be in-between the car rental area and the Ramada hotel, near the parking exit plaza.

Tharaldson Hospitality Management of Fargo,ND is developing the hotel, which is scheduled to open in the last half of 2019. The new Springhill Suites will be a 4 story building with modern looking architecture and 110 total rooms. An indoor pool, fitness center and a business center will also be included in the finished building. Tharaldson is also currently developing a Staybridge Suites hotel at Coeur d' Alene's Riverstone development which has been under construction for a few weeks now.

Above- a rendering of the new hotel.

The new hotel project is due in part to recent increases in passenger traffic at the Airport, with several new flights now flying out of Spokane. Some might be concerned about the removal of parking spaces at a growing airport. However they are quick to point out that the airport is currently working on a large expansion to the economy parking area which will create 1300 new parking spaces near the corner of in-bound Airport Dr. and Flint Rd. . Major renovations are also in the works for the near future within the terminal and we expect to be hearing more soon about the airports gas station/ c-store / fast food development planned along another section of Airport Dr.

This will be the first location of the Springhill Suites by Marriott chain in Spokane, although there is one not far away in Coeur d' Alene. The chain operates over 350 locations, all of which are all suite hotels and geared towards the upper-moderate lodging segment. This will be the third hotel on property at Spokane International Airport, with 165 rooms and the Wingate Inn & Suites with 83 rooms.

Keep watching for more as we'll likely re-post when the Springhill Suites at Spokane International Airport gets closer to opening.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Construction starts for new Panda Express in Post Falls

Construction has officially started for a new Panda Express location in Post Falls / State Line. Millennium Construction Group of California has started working on the site and foundation for the new restaurant which should open later this year. This will be the 3rd Panda Express location in Kootenai County.

The new Post Falls Panda Express will be out front of the State Line directly at the corner of W. Pointe Pkwy and Baugh Way. This is the first commercial construction in the Pointe at Post Falls development in some time.

Opening day nearing for Dan Dickau's The Barbers new Spokane Valley location

Former Gonzaga point guard and NBA player Dan Dickau is expanding his local empire of barbershops with a new one opening very soon in Spokane Valley. The shops are part of the larger The Barbers chain of barber shops, which are far from your average barber shops.

With over 30 locations around the all around the Northwest, The Barbers says they are "bringing back that old fashioned barbershop experience for men of all ages" . The new Spokane Valley location will feature TV's for sports, cool décor like framed jerseys and even a pool table. Multiple barber stations get customers in and out quickly and at a fair price. Men's cuts are $20.95 , with a " the works " cut being only a bit more at $24.95 and a few other services are also offered.

But, of course with the opening of a new location there will be discounts, great discounts! From when they open on Aug 7th through the end of August they will offer hair cuts for only $5!

This new location of Dan Dickau's The Barbers can be found in the same plaza as Starbucks and the UPS store at 506 N Sullivan. There is also 3 other The Barbers locations, all of which are within the City of Spokane. For more information, check out-

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

After 2 robberies in 2 weeks The Mascot Pizza seeks the community’s support this Saturday

For a small business just 1 robbery can be hard, but The Mascot Pizza has been the victim of 2 in just 2 weeks time. The business, while still a new business, has gathered a following for their delicious pizzas, sandwiches, wings, salads, appetizers and more.

So, they are asking for the support of Spokane this Saturday 5-8:30p. During that time they'll have some yet to be announced specials to bring more people through the doors to help recoup there losses. The specials will also extend to delivery which is available with 5 miles of the restaurant. The Mascot Pizza is located in the Logan neighborhood at 730 N. Columbus.

We encourage all readers of this blog to check out The Mascot Pizza this Saturday, or anyday really. They are an awesome local pizza place this locally owned and operated. The menu consists of about a dozen speciality pizza's , make your own pizzas, calzone and a whole lot more. There is even French fries, onion rings and fried cheese curds and a whole lot more, they really have something for everyone.

For more information on The Mascot Pizza check out their website at or check them out on Facebook at and while on their Facebook page check the photos of the 2 robbery suspects, there is a reward for information leading to arrest.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New multi-tenant building coming by Global's HQ Downtown

About 2 years ago Global Credit Union acquired the 5 story Freeway plaza office building at 1500 W. 4th on the west side of Downtown Spokane. The credit union has done a number of improvements to the building and now uses much of that building as it's HQ. But, Global Credit Union is planning to invest in the neighborhood as well with a couple of new projects currently in the pipeline.

Just to the north of the Global HQ building plans are currently in the works to re-develop their site at the corner of Third & Walnut. Plans call for re-developing the credit union's current drive thru structure into a coffee shop , likely also with a drive thru. But, apparently further along is Global's plan to build a new 3 bay retail / restaurant strip building at the corner of 4th & Walnut, just south of the Global HQ building.

They hope this new building will be built yet this year. The center would be a 4900 square foot structure with the address of 1505 W. 4th. It would be built on a mostly vacant lot the once contained a drive up coffee stand. Some new surface parking area would be added to fulfill the needs of the new buildings tenants. However, the plans have the new structure directly at the corner with parking on the side and at the rear.

There is no word on who the tenants might be for this new building as it appears to be being built on speculation. The 3 tenant spaces are about 1600 +/- square feet each and one space can have a drive thru lane attached. Kiemle & Hagood is already pre-leasing for the new development with the spaces leasing for $26 - $30 per square foot NNN .

We'll keep watching this project for news on future tenants, if your interested in leasing space contact Kiemle & Hagood via Collin Conway at 509-755-7595 or Casey Brazil at 509-755-7579. More info will also be on

Friday, July 20, 2018

It's official- Amazon is building a fufillment center in Spokane

There has been much speculation about this, and honestly most locally assumed the "Project Rose" construction site on Geiger Blvd. was for Amazon. But, as of this morning we can now confirm that this project will be an Amazon fulfillment center.

The new Spokane Amazon distribution center will have a 600,000 square foot footprint and will be a multi-story facility employing around 1500. With all floors included this new Amazon center will have over 2.5 million square feet of floor space. It will encompass over 80 acres of land at 10010 W. Geiger Blvd just off of I-90 and just southwest of Spokane International Airport. Site work has already begun at the site and some roadway improvements / public transit adjustments are also in the works to serve the massive site.

While the center will open with 1500 employees, those numbers will likely increase during peak seasons as well and employees will enjoy benefits from day one. This new Amazon Spokane Fufillment Center is estimated to be open for business in late 2019 and hiring will start next year via

The site plan for the new Amazon center-

Approximate site of the project-

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Indaba Coffee Roasters planning another location in Downtown Spokane

Indaba has come a long way since their opening in 2009 as just a single location coffee house in Spokane's West Central neighborhood. Nine years later that same location at 1425 W. Broadway is still keeping an otherwise underserved neighborhood caffeinated with delicious espresso, coffee, teas, pastries and so much more.

But in those 9 years a lot has changed too. In 2015, Indaba branched out for their first time, opening the still open Indaba location on Howard St. in Downtown Spokane. More recently they have also opened 2 small coffee bars in Kendall Yards in spaces shared with other businesses and even have a location called their Sky Bar which is located in a skywalk in the city center.

And, now a second full Indaba coffee shop location is in the works for Downtown. They are now working on creating a new location at 518 W. Riverside next door to Dodson's Jewelers. This new location will take the Indaba brand one step further as they also have announced the addition of Chef Andrew Larson to their team who will lead a food program that will begin at the new W. Riverside location.

The new W. Riverside Indaba is to open this fall and will of course have much of the same menu as the other Indaba locations. But they will also offer up an artisan toast menu and light brunch menu on Saturdays. They say as Downtown grows they will expand their food menu right along with it. Also the new location will have Seraphim pour overs and will even have 8 taps for beer, wine, cold brew and Kombucha.

Watch for even more on this new location coming soon, and for more information now on Indaba Coffee, check out their website at . While on their site be sure to read their story, they are not your average coffee shop.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Costco and other new businesses to check out this weekend....

Chances are if your reading this site you like to check out new stores and restaurants, and this upcoming weekend will be prime for that with several grand openings happening. Here is what's happening where...

Ye Olde Hock Shoppe

This new pawn shop will have their grand opening on 7/21 from 7-7. They will be open to buy, sell and loan. They are located at 9315 E. Trent in Spokane Valley


It's finally time, Friday 7/20 will be opening day for the new Costco at 12020 N. Newport Hwy in North Spokane. This new store replaces a smaller Costco store which had been on N. Division and will soon be renovated to suit a handful of new tenants.

The new Costco on Newport Hwy. opens at 8am and will be 167,000 square feet which is over 30,000 square feet larger then the former location on Division. They also have about 50 more employees now with the larger store.

Wheel Sport Bicycles

Not too far South of the new Costco is another new business that will also open this Friday 7/20. The Wheel Sport Bicycle shop chain will have a grand opening celebration for their new store at 9501 N. Newport Hwy. The business has extensively renovated what once was an auto repair shop into a cool new bicycle sales and service place.

They will open for business at 11am and both Friday and Saturday they will have discounts, give aways, group rides , fix a flat clinics and more. Additional info can be found on the Wheel Sport Facebook page.

Altitude Trampoline Park- Spokane Valley

Although they are actually already open this Saturday 07/21 will be the official grand opening for the new Altitude Trampoline Park at 1441 N. Argonne Rd in Spokane Valley. This new trampoline park is quite large and located in a former Safeway store.

Altitude will open at 10am on the 21st with giveaways, discounts, live radio remotes, a dodgeball tournament and much more. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

De Leon's Taco & Bar to open a South Hill location

De Leon's is expanding their De Leon's Taco & Bar concept yet again. This time they'll be coming to the South Hill.

This new De Leon's Taco & Bar will be opening in the former China Café space at 2718 E. 57th Ave. by the corner of 57th and Regal. This new location will continue their more casual concept with a full bar. The menu will consist of tacos, burritos, guisados with menudo and pozole added to the menu on the weekends and frequent daily specials . De Leon's famous locally produced tortilla chips, salsa and tamales will also be available for purchase with catering services offered for groups. Currently this new South Hill location is scheduled to open in September.

This will be the third location for De Leon's Taco & Bar, the first location opened in 2017 at 10208 N. Division, near Whitworth University. A second location is still under construction nearby Gonzaga University at the corner of Hamilton & Nora and will be opening much sooner then the South Hill restaurant. Also, De Leon's still operates their 2 main stores which are full Hispanic grocery stores with restaurants inside at 102 E. Francis in Spokane and 15530 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley.

For more information on De Leon's Taco & Bar, check out their website at-

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Woops macaron bakeshop to open in Downtown Coeur d' Alene

Who doesn't love a macaron?  Those delicious French confections are a favorite for many with a sweet tooth. And, in many parts of the country people turn to a chain of bakery's called Woops for their macarons. Soon people here in our area also turn to them because Woops is coming to Coeur d' Alene!

Woops is setting up shop in Downtown Coeur d' Alene at 119 N. 4th St, where they plan to open later this Summer. While there isn't a set opening date yet there will defiantly be a preview of their products at the Downtown Street Fair in August.

Woops locations sell over 30 different flavors of macarons in addition to artisanal coffees. Among the flavor choices will be the common like vanilla and pistachio all the way up to the more unique Peanut Butter & Jelly or Mojito. Typical Woops locations also have a small selection other pastries and sandwiches as well.

The company is a growing chain that has been in business only since 2012, today they are one of the largest retail providers of macarons. Founded in New York City the company has over 30 locations ( several are still in the NYC area ) and most are kiosk style locations, Coeur d' Alene will be one of only a few full Woops bakeshop locations.

For more info on the new Coeur d' Alene Woops Bakeshop, check out

Or, check out this video about their brand from their corporate office-

Dragon's Fury Games & Anime to open soon near Northtown Mall

An awesome new take on gaming stores is coming soon to Spokane. Work is underway to open a new locally owned and operated shop called Dragon's Fury Games & Anime at 41 E. Queen Suite B just north of Northtown Mall.

Dragon's Fury Games & Anime will have an extensive board and card game library for in store play, but what will set them apart is a 21 and over dedicated bar area. Plans are for Dragon's Fury customers to enjoy a cold beer or something non-alcoholic like flavored water, energy drinks and some snacks while mastering a familiar game or discovering something new.

Games that are available for play will also be available for sale. In addition to retail sales of anime, manga and Japanese pop culture products. The store will also sell Japanese model kits and accessories.

Watch for the new Dragon's Fury Games & Anime when they open sometime in August. And, track their progress via Facebook at-

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Could this really be what's going into the soon to be former North side Costco?!?

Costco is nearing completion for their new store at 12020 N. Newport Hwy, which will replace their current smaller store at 7619 N. Division. In fact the opening date for the new Costco is only 10 days away on July 20th, with the N. Division store closing likely on the 19th.

But, while there are a few abandoned big box spaces still around the area, the N. Division Costco will not join those ranks. That's because as you may recall Rich Development Enterprises ,LLC a Calfornia based firm acquired the building back in March and plans to redevelop not just the store building but some of the parking area as well. We had a separate post about that on this site when that sale occurred.

And, with the Costco move out immanent "pre-development conference " documents have appeared about the plans Rich Development has for the site. And, perhaps they are only mentioned to gather hype from nosey bloggers like myself the plans show some tenant names....

Before I mention these it is important to note it is still early in the process, likely none are set in store. I also realize they could just be examples however they are mentioned specifically, which is not common. So, with that said here is what will likely be opening at the site of the N. Division Costco...

Texas Roadhouse ( in a new 7100 square foot building, about where the gas station is today )

Planet Fitness

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Extra Space Storage  ( back half of the main building )

Another pad site near the gas station site is also shown with no names on it just yet. Over the next few weeks we'll be working to confirm all of this but this would be big as I know a number of readers have told me Spokane needs a Texas Roadhouse.

There will be more soon...

Maverik to build a location in Airway Heights

Construction and new businesses coming to Airway Heights is nothing new. But this I figured I'd better mention this early as construction is about to begin on a lot that was originally to be a new Walgreen's.

While we can't rule out Walgreen's building elsewhere in Airway it won't be raising a the corner of US 2 and Hayford Rd. The site, across from STCU will in fact soon be home to a Maverik gas station and convenience store. Continuing Maverik's somewhat quick expansion into the Spokane market.

The new Airway Heights Maverik will be similar to the other locations of the Utah based chain. It will have a 4300 square foot convenience store with a 12 pump canopy covered fueling area in the front and 4 more covered pumps on the eastern side of the property. Like other Maverik locations they will sell all standard c-store items including a line of hot foods made in store and sold under the Bon Fire brand name.

This will be 8th location of the Maverik chain in the Spokane area, with another 2 open over in the Coeur d' Alene area. But this won't mark the end of Maverik's expansion into our area as planning has started for a new location just north of Downtown on Ruby and not 1 but 2 stores in the works for Post Falls.

For more info on Maverik, check -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Large parking expansion underway at Spokane International Airport

It's been all over the news that Spokane International Airport has experienced exponential passenger growth. Several new flights have begun / we're announced to connect Spokane with several new destinations. Major renovation projects are on the horizon for as soon as next year but some are coming sooner, like the new large expansion of the economy parking area.

Site work has begun for a new economy parking area with a total of 1300 new parking spaces. The project is estimated to cost $6.44 million and will be located on the vacant lots at the corner of Airport Dr. ( in-bound lanes ) and Flint Rd. This is across from the cell phone parking area which itself was expanded not long ago. This new parking area should open in mid-November.

It should be noted that a section of the existing "outside parking area" will be taken away soon as a new 111 room Marriott Springhill Suites is planned in-between the main terminal and the Ramada hotel. We'll have more on that very soon hopefully.

For more information on Spokane International Airport, check-

Laundry Land out, Domino's Pizza coming in on Thor

A couple of weeks ago was the last day for Laundry Land at 510 S. Thor in East Central Spokane. The mini chain ( now single location ) laundromat business says they we're unable to come to terms on their lease. Laundry Land is still very much in business which will mention in a moment, but first what is happening to the building just south of Fred Meyer where Laundry Land once was...

The building won't be empty long at all as a franchisee of Domino's Pizza has leased the building and will open a Domino's store there soon. Chad Carper, a broker with Kiemle Hagood represented the tenant and the building is owned by local developer Harlan Douglass.

This is part of recent expansion of Domino's Pizza in the area. As you may recall I recently posted about this with new Domino's Pizza locations planned at 1320 N. Hamilton nearby Gonzaga and at 604 S. Sullivan in Spokane Valley.

Laundry Land continues on in their location at the Shadle Park Shopping Center at 2215 W. Wellesley . At Shadle Park, Laundry Land offers state of the art washers and dryers in addition to TV's , free wifi, a/c and attendants that are always on duty. In addition to it being in a convenient location near Wal-Mart.

For more on Laundry Land, check-

And, for more info on Domino's Pizza, check-

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New Tuesday Morning store now open in Spokane Valley

Tuesday Morning has opened their newest store in our area. This new store can be found at Evergreen Crossing shopping center at 13808 E Indiana in Spokane Valley. The 12,500 square foot store looks to be replacing a smaller store in North Spokane.

Tuesday Morning is a Dallas based chain of stores that feature home decor, craft items, gifts, specialty foods and much more. They also have a location still open in Coeur d’ Alene. For more information on Tuesday Morning visit

Next door to Tuesday Morning on the only remaining empty space construction will start soon for a new Ulta Beauty store, which we’ll have more on that as that project progresses.

New business openings & closings - Facebook edition

In case you're new to this site, these are posts I do every so often. Basically it's everything I've shared on our Facebook page ( ) recently. If you like what I do on this site, you'll want to follow us on Facebook because I share a lot more business news, pictures and more on there.

So, here's the recap-

Two Women Vintage Goods is moving soon to a cool new space at 2012 E. Sprague Ave in what is now called the Sprague Union District. They also recently announced their new space will have a new coffee shop called Cream & Sugar Coffee that will have coffee, espresso, tea, baked goods and even some food.

Congrats to local commercial real estate broker Brian Bean of Scout Real Estate. He recently closed on a new office building for Commodities Plus at 5207 E. 3rd Ave ( former Digideal building ) in Spokane Valley.

Kilted Growler Tap House will host their grand opening on July 14th - 15th at their location in Hayden. Kilted Growler is by Little Caesars Pizza at 8160 N. Cornerstone Dr suite D

Classic Cuts a barber shop currently located on N. Monroe will be moving and open Aug 1st at their new location Downtown. They will be at 327 W. 3rd suite B.

New local yarn shop The Hook & Needle Nook is now open for business at 1508 N. Monroe

Chic & Shab Home Boutique will open a new second location in Downtown Spokane. They will host a grand opening on July 14th at their store at the Steam Plant. Their address is 159 S. Lincoln suite 155.

North Spokane Chiropractic has relocated and is now open for business at 8619 N. Division suite B

Ben Joyce Studios which is ran by local artist Ben Joyce is setting up a new gallery , studio and event space at 806 W. 3rd in Downtown Spokane. The new space will open after some remodeling.

Vista Title & Escrow has completed their move to a cool, larger new office within the Red Lion office building. Their address is 201 W. North River Dr. is opening a new store / warehouse at 11617 E. Trent in Spokane Valley.

APEX Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Airway Heights at 10258 W. Hwy 2 suite 4. In the Crosspointe shopping complex by Papa Murphy's

Freedom RV is opening a new location at the former Mattress Firm store at 3916 N. Division and the surrounding vacant space.

Poke Express / Yummi Ice Cream Rolls itself is a new business but their already expanding and are planning a location in Spokane Valley. They will open after a remodel at 1509 N. Pines , next to American Family Insurance.

The Garment District, a clothing store in the heart of Downtown Coeur d' Alene is opening a new second store called The Attic Vintage and Thrift at 849 N. 3rd in Midtown Coeur d' Alene.

Fairweather Innovations dba Seaview is a company that designs and manufactures marine devices and has leased space in Liberty Lake's new MK Business Park at 2225 N. Molter Rd. Brian Bean of Scout Real Estate was also involved in the lease of this new space.

Vivid Dance Academy will open a new place in August within Spokane Valley Mall.

Unfortunately Laundry Land  was unable to secure a new lease and has closed their laundromat at 510 S. Thor in Spokane. Their Shadle Park location remains open for business however.

New apparel and accessory business, All Directionz is now open in the Garland District at 903 1/2 W. Garland Ave.

Soba Teppenyaki is a new Asian quick service restaurant which is now open in the food court of Spokane Valley Mall.

Profile by Sanford a chain of nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching business is opening a location in Coeur d' Alene at 2824 N. Ramsey Rd suite 103.

Cornerstone Physical Therapy is setting up a new location in the Garland District at 623 W. Garland Ave

Washington Vision Therapy Center is now open for business at 1120 N. Pines suite C in Spokane Valley.

All Stars Hair Studio has moved and can be found in their new space at 2030 N. Hamilton in Spokane.

Gravis Law has opening a new branch location in Spokane Valley. They can be found at 16201 E. Indiana Suite 2240

Mary's Pacific Islands Store sells artwork, jewelry, clothing and more from the owners native Marshall Islands.  The new store is open for business and can be found at 2315 N. Monroe in Spokane.

Humble Abode Brewing is setting up there new space and will in the coming weeks at 1620 E. Houston in Spokane.

Keep checking back to Inland Northwest Business Watch for even more of these and other new business updates. Got a tip? we take them anytime at

Monday, July 2, 2018

Lucky You Lounge will be The Bartlett's new venture coming soon in Browne's Addition

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that the owner's of The Bartlett we're planning a second live music venue here in Spokane. This one being larger then The Bartlett itself meaning that it will likely be capable of getting some bigger shows.

The Bartlett, which won't be going anywhere either, held a fundraising event to announce / raise some of what's needed to launch this new business. While they did miss their goal by a small amount, they are going full steam ahead and construction has already begun.

The plan is to construct / open a place called Lucky You Lounge in the former Hacienda Las Flores restaurant at 1801 W. Sunset Blvd, by Rosauers in Browne's Addition.  Lucky You Lounge will be a 21 and over with 2 full bars and a restaurant. Unlike The Bartlett, the Lucky You Lounge will be open even on days when there isn't a show. But, the concerts will defiantly a highlight with a capacity of 350-400, that's more then double The Bartlett's capacity of 150.

The plan is to have the Lucky You Lounge open for business around October or November of this year. If your looking to support this new place, they are still fundraising via a page on at

We'll keep watching their progress but more info can also be found on the new Lucky You Lounge Facebook page at-

And, for more information on The Bartlett and their upcoming concerts from some awesome up and coming performers check out-

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Steady Flow Growler House planning location in Downtown Spokane

Steady Flow Growler House has gathered a loyal following since they opened in August of 2105. The locally owned and operated business runs an impressive 4.9 star rating on Google business. And, now they're building upon their success and they have their sights set on Downtown Spokane.

Steady Flow is currently working on opening a new location in the former River City Brewing Co. tap room space at 111 S. Cedar on the west side of Downtown. They plan to open there sometime later this Summer.

They say this new location will be the " same people, same vibe " . They also plan to keep their Spokane Valley location open at 328 N Sullivan, in the plaza behind Shari's . The Downtown Steady Flow Growler House will have 26 taps of craft beer, cider, kombucha and more for growler fills. They also offer the same products by the pint as well.

For more information on Steady Flow Growler House, check their website at- or find them on social media.

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