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Monday, April 30, 2018

Business Openings & Closings - Facebook Edition - April 30th 2018

As we close out the month of April I figured it was time for another one of these posts. If your new here this where I got back through the new businesses around the Spokane / Coeur d' Alene area I've shared about on Facebook but didn't do a full post. Some may get a post soon, some maybe I don't have much info on, who knows but I still what you to know so you can be educated on what's going in where.

If your not following us on Facebook, your missing out as I share business updates almost every day. So, please like us to know what's happening business wise around Spokane-

And, now here are there business openings and closings, with the Coeur d' Alene / Post Falls news listed first so the news is easier to find-

The Human Bean a coffee stand chain is preparing to open a new location off of Government Way, near Idaho Central Credit Union in Hayden.

Red Label Shoes is a new local discount shoe retailer that will open soon in Post Falls at 4065 Riversbend Ave. ( former Outlet Malls )

Fox Trailers a trailer dealership building a large new sales and service center along Pleasant View Rd. just north of Seltice in Post Falls. Not mentioned in the share, Jitterz Espresso is also building a new coffee stand just a bit south of them.

HMH Engineering has moved their offices into 3882 N Schreiber Way suite 104 in Coeur d' Alene

2nd Act Clothing Store is now open for business in Coeur d' Alene at 5624 N. Government Way

The extensive renovation of the former Shilo Inn in Coeur d' Alen is nearing completion and should be complete in late May. It will then be Comfort Inn & Mainstay Suites Coeur d' Alene , the hotel is located at 702 W. Appleway.

Mountain Paw Pet Supply is a new pet supply store now open at 724 N. Hwy 41 Suite C in Post Falls

Ten/6 a new breakfast and lunch restaurant will open May 9th in Midtown Coeur d' Alene at 726 N. 4th St. . It is Alice in Wonderland inspired with Cajun themed menu.

Silver Lake Market a marketplace of hand made arts, gifts, crafts and more will open soon in Coeur d' Alene at Silver Lake Mall.

Beau Monde Clothing Exchange will open a second outlet store location soon in Post Falls at the new shopping center at Mullan & Cecil Rd.

NYC Piano Bar is coming soon to the former Cellar location in Downtown Coeur d' Alene at 313 E. Sherman Ave.

Sonrisa Taqueria is a new bar / Mexican restaurant now open in Downtown Coeur d' Alene at 519 E. Sherman Ave.

Anchored Coffee Company is now open for business at 451 Dalton Ave, out front of the roller rink in Coeur d' Alene.

The Gourmet Way a cooking / baking store in Hayden has moved up the road to 9321 N. Government Way, still in Hayden.

From Spokane / Spokane Valley and area-

Timeless Furniture & Boutique has opened their doors at 13127 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley

No word on when they might build / open there but the local franchisee of Domino's Pizza has purchased a lot 604 S. Sullivan Rd. in Spokane Valley for a future restaurant.

Gesa Credit Union has opened their newest location on the ground floor of the Northtown Office Building at 4407 N. Division in Spokane.

Balanced Fitness Wellness Studio is a unique new fitness studio that offers classes, personal training, massages and more at 18321 E Appleway is Spokane Valley

Adhara Salon & Spa has moved and can now be found at 18123 E. Appleway in Spokane Valley

Slick Rock Tanning & Spa has opened their newest location in North Spokane. They can be found at 8701 N. Division.

Quality Inn Valley Suites is in the later stages of there top to bottom renovation. The hotel which is located at 8923 E. Mission Ave in Spokane Valley will become Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Valley

Just a couple of months after the Eyemart Express chain opened their first location in Spokane and they are planning a second. This time this will open in Spokane Valley at 15318 E. Indiana in the former Tuxedo Gallery store space.

No Boundaries is now open in the post security rotunda at Spokane International Airport. The store sells gear and apparel for outdoor and sport enthusiasts. Columbia, Marmot and more are among the brands sold in the new store.

Paws n' Claws a dog and cat grooming business has moved to 9725 N. Division in North Spokane.

I don't always share new churches / moves. But, had to mention that Liberty Lake based Uplift Church is renovating about half of the former Spokane Valley Hooters on Indiana and will open their church there soon. Big change...

Gold Bay Pawn at 1505 N. Ash has closed their doors. I believe they had a short lived realty show a few years back?

Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile has taken over another suite of their strip mall and greatly increased the size of their South Hill store at 5608 S. Regal. They also just opened a new store in Kendall Yards recently.

Copper Stats Bolt & Nut Co. has opened a location in the Playfair Commerce Park in East Central Spokane.

Consign Furniture has opened Consign Jewelry in the same building as their popular furniture store at 21605 E. Country Vista Dr. in Liberty Lake.

Pawpular Companions Boutique a pet store in Liberty Lake has moved to a new larger home at 21801 E. Country Vista Blvd. Suite 111 , still in Liberty Lake. 

River City Guitars is now open for business on the South Hill at 2910 E. 29th .

BLH Marketing & PR has moved into new offices near Kendall Yards at 628 1/2 N. Monroe in Spokane. They plan to lease out the first floor of the building to likely several office tenants and have renamed the building the NoMo Building.

Walk In Chiropractic has opened their new Spokane location. They can be found on the North side at 915 E. Hawthorne Suite D.

The Grooming Studio has moved and can now be found at 3123 E. Francis Ave. in Spokane.

Watch for a new Jenny Craig weight loss location coming soon to the Argonne Village shopping center. Their address will be 9311 E. Montgomery Suite 104 in Spokane Valley.

Most people know of Go Calendars, Games & Toys for their pop up stores in most every mall during the holiday season. But now Spokane is home to a year round location of the chain. The Northtown Mall store will remain but will focus on the games & toys primarily until winter.

Built to Move Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation is now open and seeing patients at 12403 E. 1st Ave. in Spokane Valley

Art Salvage is opening Spokane's first creative reuse center at 1925 N. Ash . The space will include a retail shop, classroom space and storage.

The Loft Tanning & Boutique is open for business in Liberty Lake at 23801 E. Appleway Suite 120.

Keep watching Inland Northwest Business Watch for many more new business openings & closings in our area. And make note that we always accept tips on new places, press releases , invites , etc... at any time via  , no phone calls please.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Affordable Pet Dental Plus / Union Animal Hospital to relocate to East Central Spokane

Yet another business is joining in on the renaissance of E. Sprague, now know as the Sprague Union District. And, it'll be a move up for them as it will mean a larger more visible location.

The business I'm talking about is Affordable Pet Dental Plus, who is in the process of changing their name to Union Animal Hospital. The name change is in part to reflect that they are a full service veterinary clinic and not just for animal dental needs. Affordable Pet Dental Plus will lease about 6300 square feet at the East Gate Plaza building on the 2200 block of E. Sprague, and will open there after the space is converted in a clinic for them.

Affordable Pet Dental Plus / Union Animal Hospital is currently in a smaller location at 3613 E. Springfield, off of Freya. This new clinic will offer a larger lobby and more exam rooms to reduce wait times for patients. Their vet, Dr. Sutton is also currently take additional courses in orthopedic surgery to allow for more in house surgical options as well.

Their clinic is one the highest rated veterinary clinics in Spokane. Customers will find a caring team that provides an array of services to our dog and cat family members. They provide everything from shots and routine care, to specific care needs and lab diagnostics to surgery.

For more information on Affordable Pet Dental Plus / Union Animal Hospital visit their website at-

Friday, April 27, 2018

Amy's Donuts coming to Spokane Valley

Amy's Donuts is small chain of donut shops originating in Colorado Springs, but while small they are certainly unique! And, they are coming our way!

We first heard of this back in January but are just now able to confirm that Amy's Donuts will open a location later this year in Spokane Valley. Building permits have been filed to transform the former Abelardos Mexican Restaurant at 11519 E. Sprague into the first Amy's location in Washington. This will be their 4th location overall as they are also open in Colorado Springs, Tucson, AZ and Columbus, OH .

So, just what makes Amy's Donuts unique? It's their menu consisting of dozens of donuts with a lot of cool out of the box creations. There's donuts with cereal on top like the Lucky Charms donut, ones with candy bars like the Reese's Cup donuts. Other cool donuts include a Peanut Butter & Jelly donut, Cotton Candy topped donut and tons more!

They'll of course have all the traditional donuts available also as well as filled donuts, cake donuts and frosted cake donuts. There menu even includes some seasonal specialties. And, to add to the awesomeness, all Amy's Donuts location are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

They plan to open sometime around November and in the mean time check out Amy's Donuts web site at-

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thomas Hammer, Ben & Jerry's and Qdoba to join an expanded food court at Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort & Casino is pushing forward with their massive expansion, the Kalispel Tribe is investing millions to transform their Casino in Airway Heights into a primer resort destination. An  RV park, expanded outdoor venue, an Dinner & a Movie concept movie theater, new family friendly spaces, a new retail store and a whole lot more are all in various stages of construction right now. And, just today Northern Quest confirmed one more piece of their expansion, exactly who will be joining their expanded food court area,

Fatburger and The Deli are the quick service options already open in the food court but the plan is double the size of the food court adding 3 more bays. All of which already have places coming, and will likely open around June or July. The 3 new places will be-

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Thomas Hammer Coffee

Ben & Jerry's and Thomas Hammer will each have about 500 square feet and Qdoba will be larger at 1000 square feet. Like the existing businesses they will all use a common dining area, the expansion also will result in the creation of approximately 45-50 new jobs.

Keep watching for more news on Northern Quest as we're expecting more news from them to be coming. Valued at over $20 million their expansion is currently one of the largest construction projects in our area and will likely continue of for several more months. However during the construction the Casino, hotel, most restaurants and services remain open and their famous Pepsi Summer Concert Line-up will continue.

For more information on Northern Quest Resort & Casino, visit-

Monday, April 23, 2018

Elliott's, an Urban Kitchen to enter soft opening mode tomorrow!

Don't let the N. Monroe construction stop you from coming down starting tomorrow ( Apr. 23rd ) for a cool local restaurant opening. Elliott's, an urban kitchen is small but awesome new place opening at 2209 N. Monroe in what was last 1889 Salvage ( they have since moved ).

Early reviews out of the gate are very positive and it's all locally owned and operated with a kitchen ran by Chef Tony Elliott, the former executive chef for Fairchild Air Force Base. The menu will be a contemporary American cuisine with beer, wine and a full bar.

Dishes will use fresh local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible with lunch, dinner and even a brunch menu for Saturday and Sunday. Their menu will match most any taste with such items as fresh green curry chicken, steak frites and an amazing looking clams and mussel chowder. There is also " shareables ", salads and more. Happy hour is 2-6 every day except Sunday and the menu mentions reserving a Chef's Table. But, we won't share everything you'll just have to check it out ( like we hope to soon... ).  Just note that the menu maybe limited during the soft opening portion of their opening.

But, as a tease of their food, here is a photo of that clam and mussel chowder they posted to their Facebook page recently-

And, while your visiting Elliott's, an Urban Kitchen don't forget to visit some of the other awesome local businesses that dot North Monroe. It's a really cool neighborhood and they really need our help to make it through the construction happening over the next few months, who know we may just #meetonmonroe !

Watch our site for more happenings on North Monroe, and for more on Elliott's, an Urban Kitchen check out their Facebook page at-

Saturday, April 21, 2018

90s themed Boombox Pizza now open in Downtown Spokane

A cool new pizza restaurant  / bar with a 90s theme is now open in Downtown Spokane. Boombox Pizza is that place and it’s located within the space that was Revolver at 221 N Division. We were able to stop in for lunch ( and a little day drinking... ) , while it’s small and the pizza was a very limited menu (first couple of hours open) it is a pretty cool place. Hit 90 jams played on a handful of TVs , a wall of speakers , and giant murals of 90s stars adorn the interior . That along with a great pizza , beer , wine and a full bar make this a great new addition to Downtown Spokane.

Here are some photos we snapped along with the menu, for more info on Boombox Pizza find them on Facebook at-

Thursday, April 19, 2018

PacWest Machinery planning large new dealership in Spokane Valley

The Spokane branch of PacWest Machinery is planning to invest locally with the recent announcement that they have acquired a parcel in Spokane Valley for a new, larger dealership. PacWest will build on a parcel located at 3515 N Sullivan Rd just west of the Spokane Business & Industrial Park.

The new PacWest Machinery will continue their concept of selling Volvo Construction equipment as well as several other leading equipment brands. The new dealership is set to be open by the second quarter of 2019 and it will be larger then their current space on E. Trent. The new dealership will have a 30,000 square foot building on 9 acres and will include a sales showroom, a 14 bay service center and an expanded parts warehouse.

The new facility will enable PacWest to stock more equipment as well as host demonstrations and training. It will also provide customers an easy to access location not far off the freeway. For more information on PacWest Machinery, visit their website at-

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ulta Beauty planning a new store in Spokane Valley

The Illinois based Ulta Beauty chain is expanding, after opening a new store over in Yakima recently they are setting their sights on adding one more store here in the Spokane area. This new Ulta will be the second in the Spokane metro and third in the Inland Northwest as they already have stores in North Spokane and Coeur d' Alene.

Not many of the details are in about the new local Ulta Beauty location other then construction will begin soon for it in Spokane Valley. It will join the tenant roster of the Evergreen Crossing shopping center at the corner of Evergreen and Indiana, just west of the Spokane Valley Mall and right off of I-90. The store there will be located in-between the Fred's Appliance and the currently under construction Tuesday Morning store in the plaza's in-line business space.

Founded in 1990 Ulta Beauty has around 1000 stores and are sort of a go to store for beauty. Their stores are usually slightly smaller then a full big box and carry cosmetics, hair and skin care products, fragrances and much more. All Ulta Beauty stores also have and in store salon.

For more information on Ulta Beauty's planned new store in Spokane Valley keep watching this site. And, for more on Ulta Beauty the company and what they carry check out-

Poke' Express to open soon on S. Grand

The owners of Yummy Ice Cream Rolls just brought the joy that is Thai rolled ice cream to Spokane just a few months ago. And, it's been going strong at 1601 N. Division ever since but they are wasting no time expanding and bringing yet another cool restaurant concept to Spokane.

Their new place, Poke' Express will be opening sometime around the middle of May and will offer both Poke' bowls and ice cream rolls. It's not the first place in Spokane to offer Hawaiian Poke' bowls but it is the newest and the first to make them an exclusive feature of their menu. Poke' Express will be located at 905 S. Grand just a short jaunt south of Sacred Heart Medical Center.

The menu will consist of about 4 pre-set poke' bowls like the Salmon Poke' with sashimi grade salmon , veggies, house seasonings and sauce and three more. Or customers will be able to build their own bowl picking a base like rice, a protein like tuna or tofu and sides, sauce and toppings. Depending on the way you get you bowl at Poke Express it will cost approximately $11 - $15.

Special events and catering will also be available and they promise all food to be served fresh and quick. For more information on Poke' Express check out their website at-

Board & Brush Spokane - New Business Review

This post is going to be the first of a yet to be named feature where we try out newish places around town. This article is also the first to be written by a new Inland Northwest Business Watch staffer... my wife.
Being no stranger to the paint and sip concept, I thought I was perfectly prepared for everything that was going to happen. However, Board & Brush is unlike my previous canvas painting experiences. I put in a lot of effort, and with little skill, I came home with a décor item I was happy to display. 

Upon walking into the workshop, I noticed how bright, clean, and welcoming it was. The walls were adorned with design samples, paint colors, glitter, and tools. Needless to say, it was a crafters paradise. We found our spots by looking for our names on the table, which also had a stencil of our chosen custom design laying over pieces of blank wood. I decided to go with a theatre sign as a cheeky way to showcase my movie collection.

At Board & Brush, you can choose the design you want from their site ( and customize it with your name anything else you’d like. There was a woman at our table making a gift for her brother’s wedding. My husband and the other girl at our table opted for pet signs. Not only is your sign design customizable, but every step of the process is too. 
After getting a drink from their small but mighty bar, that also offered local brewery No-Li, it was time to get down to business. We used hammers, screws, bottle caps, and mallets to not only get out the stress from the week but also to destress our wood anyway we wanted to. We sanded the boards, and stained it with our choice of stain, applied hanging wire and hooks, placed our stencil where we wanted it, and colored it how we wanted. They were nice to let me go crazy with color choices and my addition of glitter. Meanwhile, the owners Tom and Barb were there to help with any issues or to refill beverages. They had a lot of regulars which not only proves you can make an endless number of great signs, but also that the owners are friendly. 
I recommend giving Board & Brush a try. It’s a unique experience that both males and females over 21 will enjoy. No experience is required. Plus, if you do mess up it just adds to your sign’s rustic design.     

If you go, Board & Brush can be found next to the South Hill Growler Guys at 1314 S Grand #3 . Class booking can be done on the website listed above.

Friday, April 13, 2018

An Amazon fufilment center in Spokane?!?

There are a lot of rumors going around that a site nearby Spokane International Airport is being eye'd by Amazon for a new massive distribution center. Just yesterday Spokane County officials held a pre-development conference for a project code named " Super Duper Project Rose " at 10010 W. Geiger Blvd. ( along I-90, near GEG and the Medical Lake exit ) .
Many other local media outlets have been reporting on the speculation that this will be the new Amazon Spokane fulfillment center. It does seem to make complete sense but as now no part of the project can be confirmed this is the only post I'm going to put on this site for right now.

But, keep watching for more as I'd say an announcement is coming and if anyone has any insider info contact me at or

For the details of why it looks like will be an Amazon center, here is a round-up of local media coverage-

Either way with a building the size of what is purposed if we see this project come to fruition it surely will  be " super duper " for Spokane.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quick look at The M as it is today

Renovation is going full steam ahead at the former Macy’s in Downtown Spokane. Currently the hope is to have the building done this fall and some of the residential tenants in by May.

Once complete the bottom 2 floors will be retail, a Nike Outlet is currently building out their store in half of the first floor. But the remaining first floor and all of the second floor are all still being marketed. The upper floors are apartments, with 114 units and a mix of sizes and floor plans. As per rent will be around $810- $2850 per month.

We were lucky enough to join AIA Spokane and CSI Spokane on a tour of The M and see where it stands here in Mid April. I wasn’t able snap many photos but here are a few to get an idea of what some of The M might look like, and the awesome view

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Stupid Cow opens tomorrow in Spokane Valley

You've been asking about the coming soon signs that recently appeared at the former Jennifer's Auto Sales car dealership at 17416 E. Sprague ( for the record Jennifer's is still in business at 15020 E. Sprague ) .

We did a little digging and still don't know much, but do know it will be a small restaurant called The Stupid Cow. The Stupid Cow will be from the same owners as Daley's Cheep Shots bar on E. Trent and it will be a breakfast and lunch restaurant.

We haven't seen the menu or anything else as of my writing this so watch for updates. However we can announce that if you want to check out the Stupid Cow you won't have to wait long. That's because they will be open for business starting tomorrow ( Wednesday Apr. 11th ) at 6:30am.

At this point The Stupid Cow seems to have no web site or social media pages ( yes, really....)

De Leon's Taco & Bar to open second location near Gonzaga

De Leon's Foods is growing once more, this time they will be adding a second location of their De Leon's Taco & Bar restaurant. This is the casual restaurant concept they opened just last year, and that original location will remain open near Whitworth University at 10208 N. Division.

The new De Leon's Taco & Bar will be located in the former Chapala Mexican restaurant building at the corner of N. Hamilton & E. Nora in the Logan neighborhood, not far away from Gonzaga. The 4000 square foot building was just recently purchased by De Leon's. Some remodeling will be necessary with the new De Leon's location opening for business sometime around the end of Summer / early fall of this year and will employ about 20.

The new location will be very similar to the existing one on N. Division. The restaurants specialize in street style tacos and burritos made with their own locally produced tortillas that are produced using local wheat from Shepard's Grain. Daily specials will also be offered as will catering services, beer, tequila and much more.

For more information on De Leon's Taco & Bar, including a look at their menu, visit their website at-

Also, check out the other De Leon's locations which are combination Hispanic grocery stores / Mexican restaurants. Those are at 102 E. Francis in North Spokane and 15530 E. Sprague Ave in Spokane Valley.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen updates, to bring a traditional taste of the south to Spokane

Big changes are coming to one of Spokane's favorite restaurants. The Blackbird Kitchen + Tavern at 905 N. Washington St in the Broadview Dairy building is currently closed. But, the closure is only temporary as they plan to re-open, with the same name but a cool new concept in just a couple of weeks.

The Blackbird will re-open on April 16th with a smokehouse and traditional southern barbeque menu. We're told these updates have been the plan since they opened in the Summer of 2015. " We said from the start we wanted to change concepts every few years " said owner Patrick McPherson in a recent press release. And, it should be good with wood-fired smokers running 24 hours a day and executive chef Molly Patrick, a native of Macon, GA remaining in charge of the kitchen.

Smoked items will include brisket, pork, jackfruit, hot links, spare ribs, chicken and more. They'll even have their own house made BBQ sauces like Kansas City style, spicy Asian, mustard and coffee. But, the goal they say is to make barbeque that stands on it's own and doesn't need sauce.
Vegetarian and vegan diners will also still find options at The Blackbird as they plan to have several salads. And, they are even working on different preparations for possible dishes including pulled jackfruit and smoked tofu.

In addition to the re-tooling of the menu, they are working on some big changes to the restaurant itself as well. The main entrance will be relocated from the front to the patio side and many updates will be done throughout the restaurant. Also, now guests will order at a counter or kiosk before sitting down with the option of full service for the remainder of the experience. They say the new concept and menu will allow The Blackbird to become less formal, more casual and " a lot more fun ".

A full bar, beer and wine , banquet rooms will remain available as will their popular weekend brunch, which will remain a full service dining experience. The barbeque menu is an exciting change but fans of some of their current menu might still be able to find their favorites at Manito Tap House ( 3011 S. Grand ) as it's the sister restaurant of The Blackbird.

Watch this blog as we'll likely post a review / menu update post when they re-open. In the meantime more information on The Blackbird can be found at-  or...

Friday, April 6, 2018

Former Post Falls Factory Outlets bouncing back quickly with even more new businesses

It seems like a just a few weeks ago I found myself writing on here about a few new businesses opening at the former Post Falls Factory Outlets. But, it's already time for another update as we're seeing and finding out about even more places planning to open there.

I'm referring only to the smaller Post Falls Factory Outlet building at the corner of Pleasant View and Riversbend in Post Falls. The larger North Idaho Outlets, now known as the Tedder Business Center, will likely be reserved for a future post as there isn't as much to report there right now.

As of earlier this year the Post Falls Factory Outlets are under new ownership and are presently being marketed under the name Riversbend Commerce Park. Leasing work is under way and it's paying off as here the places are now known to be opening stores / offices in building-

Brothers Flooring ( they are currently open in Spokane, this will be a second store )

Salvage 7 ( vintage store mentioned in last post, now open )

The Rusty Star  ( signs and rustic home décor mentioned in last post, now open )

Rocky Mountain Distributing ( Liquidation retailer selling overstocked clothes and a bit of everything from several national retailers, their store is now open )

Faithful Chocolates ( Chocolate seller with a significant amount of Christian books & gifts for sale )

North Idaho Gun & Pawn

A new restaurant

Cloud Vapor  ( e-cig retailer, now open )

Home brew & wine making store, no name mentioned yet.

Offices for Crowd Hub Apps.

All of these businesses join the few hardy shops that remained from the previous ownership. Those businesses we're Northwest Title Loans and The Cabin Restaurant.

So, while it's no Mall of America it's safe to say this space is bouncing back from it's dead mall days. There is also more space available for lease with active marketing work being done by Select Properties of Coeur d' Alene. If your interested in leasing space in the former Post Falls Factory Outlets, contact Cory Turnbull at- 208-691-2995

Monday, April 2, 2018

New mixed use building planned for Spokane's SoDo neighborhood

Currently a mostly empty lot, a large new mixed use building, will soon rise on the NE side of the intersection at 2nd Ave & Bernard in Downtown/SoDo. Set to be called the Pacific Building, this new structure will be directly adjacent to the Armory building which today houses Laser Quest and the Wild Walls climbing gym.

The plans call for a 5 story building with retail space ,offices and residential condos. Precision Palates currently occupies a small building on the same lot and will subsequently move into a portion of the retail space in this new building once it is built. No other set in stone mention yet about what other businesses might open there. Space is already available for lease / sale and we'll likely have more info about that in another post coming soon.   

Super 1 Foods to open new Athol store this week

They're almost done.... the Super 1 Foods grocery store chain will open a new location in our area this week. Marking the 19th store for the Hayden based chain, and the first major grocery store to open in the growing North Idaho town of Athol.

Super 1 Foods Athol is a 57,000 square foot store and the anchor of the new Crossroads development on the northeast side of the US 95/ ID 54 interchange, a few miles north of Coeur d' Alene. The store will serve the surrounding small communities and will likely deem popular among travelers arriving at the nearby Silverwood Theme Park during the Summer months. The store also means more jobs for the area with about 125 planned to be employed there.

Like other Super 1 Foods grocery stores the Athol store will office a full deli, seafood department, meat department, natural/organic food section and a bakery. But, it will also have a large beer and wine area with growler fill station, pharmacy and a Ace Hardware branded hardware section. Like all other Super 1 stores this store will be open 24 hours a day.

Right now the store seems a bit lonely on it's parcel, but not for long. The surrounding acreage is to be developed in a large commercial development. There isn't a set timeline for openings but plans call for a hotel, travel plaza type gas station and many pad sites for restaurants, banks, medical office or possibly even a few smaller retailers. Information on the project can be found on the developers website at

Stop by and check out the new Super 1 Foods store, it is to open at 7:00 am this Wednesday, April 4th. And, for more information on the Super 1 Foods brand visit