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Monday, November 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more info on the new Ruby River Hotel, check out their new web site at-

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

Hop Mountain Taproom & Grill to open this weekend

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

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

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

Defiantly worth checking out, which we plan to do soon... For more information today on Hop Mountain Taproom and Grill find them on Facebook at-

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New office building coming to the Five Mile area

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

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

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

Where else would you like to us check out ( new business wise ) ? Let me know at

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nectar Wine and Beer is still coming to South Perry

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

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

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

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

Keep watching for more...

And, for more info on Nectar Wine and Beer find them on Facebook at

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

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