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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

Costco

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 CafĂ© 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-

http://deleonstacoandbar.com

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 http://bywoops.com/coeurdalene

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-

http://www.facebook.com/dragonsfurygames

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 - http://maverik.com

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- http://spokaneairports.net

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- http://laundrylandspokane.com

And, for more info on Domino's Pizza, check- http://dominos.com

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 http://tuesdaymorning.com

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 ( http://www.facebook.com/inlandnorthwestbusinesswatch ) 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.

ATVTracks.net 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 inlandbusiness@yahoo.com

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 Squareup.com at https://squareup.com/store/the-bartlett

We'll keep watching their progress but more info can also be found on the new Lucky You Lounge Facebook page at-
http://www.facebook.com/luckyyoulounge

And, for more information on The Bartlett and their upcoming concerts from some awesome up and coming performers check out-
http://thebartlettspokane.com

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