Friday, February 21, 2020

North side Waddell's Brewpub & Grille to remodel and become 5 North Brewing Company

Big changes are coming to a popular North side restaurant and brewpub. The North Spokane location of Waddell's will close their doors on Monday ( Feb. 24th ) to allow for crews to renovate the business, which is located at 6501 N. Cedar Rd. in the Cedar Crossing commercial development.

They plan to re-open on Feb 28th under a new name, 5 North Brewing Company. The interior of the restaurant space will be updated and a new upgraded menu will be released upon the re-opening. The business however will maintain the same staff and as is evident by the name they plan to continue to brew their own in house beers.

The renovations are an update to the business which is transitioning to full ownership by Brumback Company. It is important to note the change does not affect the original Waddell's location on the South Hill, that location will continue on as Waddell's Neighborhood Pub & Grille at 4318 S. Regal.

For more information on 5 North Brewing Company, check out their website at-

Renovation mostly finished for the former Pacific Fruit & Produce building in Downtown Spokane

About a year after the news came out about the project, the renovation and change of use for the former Pacific Fruit & Produce building is now mostly finished. The main tenant is JMK & Associates , a locally based financial services company who is now doing business out of newly created office space within the building which sits just a stones through from WSU Spokane at 102 E. Main.

In addition to JMK & Associates, the building will also soon be home to Pacific x Pine Collective,LLC who is developing a 4500 square foot event space within the same building. The project was originally marketed along with the redevelopment of the close by Jensen Byrd Building, however that project is still pending.

The redevelopment was estimated to cost over $700,000 with True Temper Building,LLC acting as general contractor and architectural work done be HDG Architecture.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

India House Restaurant coming to Post Falls

Signs are up for a new Indian restaurant coming soon in Post Falls. We are working on getting exact details, but the signage says it will be called India House and the phone number matches another place called India House in Wenatchee.

It will be located in the Plaza at Post Falls shopping center at 740 N Cecil Rd, nearby Walmart. Check back and watch our social media pages for more in the near future.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Work continues for a new Domino's Pizza anchored mixed use building in Downtown Spokane

First mentioned on this site almost a year ago, work is now well underway for a new building in Downtown Spokane. Plans call for a 6700 square foot mixed use building to be built on the southwest side of the Third & Howard intersection. The new building is replacing another older, smaller restaurant building, that was a number of businesses in the years leading up to it's demolition.

The new building will be used primarily by Domino's Pizza and Pacific Pie,Inc. which is the majority franchise holder for area Domino's Pizza locations. Pacific Pie will relocate their offices to the building due to the sale of their current older building, which is also on Third in Downtown Spokane. Also, the corner of the building on the ground floor will be a new Domino's Pizza location.

There will be a 1700 square feet space that will be available for lease, possibly to another restaurant. The project has a $940,000 estimated value and is being built by general contractor Yost Gallagher Construction of Spokane and Mercier Architecture & Planning of Spokane Valley providing the architectural design.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Natural Grocers to open Feb. 19th on the South Hill

In under two weeks from now the Lakewood,CO based Natural Grocers chain will open their second store in Spokane. The chain already operates one store near Northtown Mall at N. Division & Wellesley and that one will remain open. But, they will also now have a new store location on the South Hill at 2512 E. 29th in what was a former Hastings store.

The new South Hill Natural Grocers store is set to open on Feb. 19th at 8:30am, and as part of the opening customers will have the chance to win up to $100 per week in groceries for six months. This is because of a sweepstakes for customers in line before opening, these shoppers will be able to sign up via an entry form at the store between 7:30-8:25am. Nine customers will win gift cards ranging in value from $10-$100 per week.

Additionally the first 100 customers will receive a free gift bag containing a breakfast recipe, all the ingredients to make the recipe and a Natural Grocers kitchen set with oven mitt and utensils. And, that's not all the store will be doing for their opening day as they plan to have vendor demonstrations , a " muffin time " event from 8:30-9:30 and a Ice Cream social event is also planned from 4-6pm, with non dairy options available.

The new Natural Grocers location on the South Hill will be a little over 25,000 square feet and carry the same product selection as their other stores. According to the company their stores carry 100% organic produce, meat humanely raised without anti-biotics, hormones or growth promoters. 100% free range eggs, 100% pasture based dairy, GMO free prepackaged bulk products, groceries that don't contain any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives and more. The stores also carry a selection of vitamins and supplements.

This store will be 4th store in Washington state, and the 3rd in the Inland Northwest as they also have a store in Coeur d' Alene. The South Hill Natural Grocers will be open Mon-Sat 8:30-9:05 and Sunday 9:00-8:05 .

For more info on the new Natural Grocers, check out their website at-

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Meeting House Cafe is now open in the South Perry neighborhood

Photo credit- Meeting House Cafes Facebook page

Meeting House Café is now open for business in the South Perry neighborhood. The new business is located within a historic building at 1801 E. 11th , which was originally built in the 1920's as a grocery store. It fell into disrepair for many years until it's recent complete restoration by Interurban Development,LLC.

The new café offers a seating capacity of 64 with coffee available from the locally produced Roast House Coffee. In addition to the coffee and espresso menu, Meeting House Café also offer a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods.  And, for the non-coffee drinkers, Meeting House is one of only a few places in Spokane to feature Rishi organic teas.

Meeting House Café is open seven days a week from 7a-5p . For more information, check out their website at

Work progressing on the new Euclid Logistics Center in Spokane Valley

Industrial real estate is a hot commodity in the Spokane area. So much so that he recently released 2020 Winter Market Review & Outlook from local brokerage Kiemle & Hagood identified a low 2.0% vacancy rate among industrial properties in the Inland Northwest.

Business want to come to Spokane, and projects like the new Euclid Logistics Center which is now under construction in Spokane Valley are making sure they have the room to do business when they get here.

The Euclid Logistics Center is being built adjacent to the Spokane Business & Industrial Park of off Euclid Rd. Currently what is being built will be a 120,000 square foot concrete tilt style building. However the center is planned to be a much larger project. Once complete, plans call for four buildings with approximately 500,000 square feet of available space.

We reached out to inquire about what businesses might open in the new facility, but it is still too premature to release that information. However we will keep an eye on this project to see what comes and just how many new jobs this may mean for our area.

Space is available for lease now, with marketing being done by Crown West Realty, who is also the building owner and same company that leases space in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park itself. Space is shown as available at 0.65 per square foot NNN with completion in the coming months. More information can be obtained on or by calling Dean Stuart with Crown West at 509-924-1720

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Lush Cosmetics opens tomorrow in Downtown Spokane

Lush Cosmetics is a brand that many have been asking to come to Spokane for some time. And, they have gotten they're wish as Lush will officially open their first store in Spokane tomorrow morning at 10:00am  ( Wed. Feb 5th ).

While, the store opens tomorrow, they will also host a grand opening party on Sat. Feb 8 from noon - 4pm . Guests will be invited to see and try products, hand make a Lush bath bomb from scratch ( while supplies last ) . And vegan sweets will also be available to snack on while you shop.

The new Spokane Lush store can be found as part of River Park Square, at 825 W. Main #102 , next door to Free People. The store is about 1800 square feet and will carry the brand's full line including cruelty free skin care, hair care, bath and body products and of course plenty of bath bombs. Lush says their products are all handmade with fresh, ethnically sourced ingredients.

While this is the first Lush Cosmetics store in Spokane, many are already familiar with the brand, due in part to the company already operating five stores in Western Washington. This new store is just one of the 100 new stores that Lush plans to open over the next 3 years.

For more info on Lush Cosmetics, or to shop online visit their website at-

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Inlander Restaurant Week coming in February, menus to be released tomorrow

Get ready to try some of what Spokane's restaurants has to offer!

The Inlander Restaurant Week is set to begin in less then a month and tomorrow ( Thurs. 01/30 ) is the day we'll get to see the menus for the growing event. Recently, we we're invited to check out some of the planned dishes, and just looking at some of these items will make a person hungry ( beginning to think I shouldn't have written this post at lunch time.... )

The 2020 Inlander Restaurant Week promises to have more choices then ever, with 121 restaurants participating. That's more then double the amount of restaurants from the their first event back in 2013.

This year there are 23 newcomer restaurants joining this year from Liberty Lake's Pentagon Bistro to Downtown Spokane's Eyvind and more. Diners will even be able to find dishes for special diets with vegetarian & vegan restaurants Rut Bar & Kitchen and Gluten Free restaurant Cole's Bakery & Café , among the list of participating restaurants.

Inlander Restaurant Week is a ten day event , presented by STCU, that will run from February 20-29. Each restaurant will offer a three course meal for a set price of either $22 or $33. The event is also one of, if not the only, Restaurant Week's in the country to offer a drink local component to it with opportunities to sample some of the region's best locally produced wine, beer, cider and spirits.

Menus will be live on their website tomorrow ( ) . There will also a printed guide to the event that will be available tomorrow at all STCU branches, participating restaurants and River Park Square. The printed guide will also be inserted into the full run of The Inlander for the Feb. 20th edition which is distributed at more then 1300 locations around the Inland Northwest.

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Wellness Tree opening new location in the Logan Neighborhood this weekend

The Wellness Tree has been in business for about five years now in Spokane's South Perry District. Their location at 1025 S. Perry serves as part holistic medical care center and part juice bar, and they plan to continue that business model at that location. But, now they are expanding and opening an all new location near Gonzaga University.

In fact, tomorrow Saturday, Jan. 25th is the grand opening for this new location. The new Wellness Tree is smaller then it's S. Perry counterpart so it will operate as only a juice bar, but will include a menu of juices, smoothies and acai bowls. A small area of seating is offered or take away orders are welcomed.

The new Wellness Tree store can be found in a 750 square foot space at 1028 N. Hamilton, in the Matilda Building. Their suite is actually located within the same space as the Empire Fitness gym but can be accessed by entering the fitness center and turning to the left.

More info about The Wellness Tree Juice Bar can be found at and for more info about their holistic health offerings at the S. Perry location, check that website out at-

The Davenport Grand's new Grand Terrace Igloos are an experence like no other

If you haven't already heard there is something new at The Davenport Grand. The hotel now offers igloos along it's Grand Terrace and we we're able to check them out for ourselves recently. And, let me tell you, this is an experience like no other. Something very unique, fun and just an all around great night out " under the stars " .

There are six igloos in total, each accommodating to to six guests. They are all decorated with sofas, chairs and beautiful décor to make guests feel right at home. And, if the weather acts up, they are even heated for your comfort. Plug in speakers are offered so you can bring your own music for your group.

The Igloos line up along the hotels second floor giving views of Downtown Spokane and some of Riverfront Park. They are open to all ages and come with a menu of hor d'oeuvres and a included $100 beverage credit. 

Packages range from $250- $300 with 1.5 hour timeslots available from now through March. Looking to extend the fun? Rooms are available many nights for a full night away, just consult their website at for availability.

To rent an igloo, or if you just need more information head over to

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Fluffy's Candy opening soon in North Spokane

Watch for a new locally owned and operated candy store is coming soon to North Spokane. Fluffy's Candy will be opening in a 2770 square foot space, directly next door to Five Guys at 9502 N. Newport Hwy. Suite 4.

The new store will sell homemade chocolates , caramels and marshmallows in addition to many different retail products and bulk candy. They are still working on getting all of the stores offerings sorted out but they do tell me they would like to offer many items that are not locally found or commercially made.

A highlight of the new store is a planned five foot tall fiberglass gummy bear perfect for Instagram photos. Work is already underway and they hope to open for business in early April with soft openings possible before that.

For more info on Fluffy's Candy find them on Facebook at

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Large new Hampton Inn now open near Downtown Spokane

After some un-expected delays, like a fire during construction in the parking garage, the Hampton Inn & Suites Spokane Downtown - South is now officially open for business. Opening to guests just a couple days before New Years.

The new hotel occupies a six story building at 675 S. McClellan St., on the back side of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and just blocks from Downtown Spokane. In fact the new hotel has some great views of Spokane's skyline and the surrounding area due to it's location directly on the Lower South Hill. The hotel was developed by Spokane South Medical,LLC , which is a part of the Spokane Valley based Hospitality Associates, Inc. which owns several hotels around the Western US and Alaska.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Spokane Downtown offers 109 guest rooms, including several suites. Additionally, meeting space is offered at the property with meeting rooms up to 1,071 square feet available to be rented.

Guests will enjoy free wifi, free parking, indoor pool, fitness center, business center, snack shop, complimentary breakfast and more. Room reservations are open now and available on the hotel's website -

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Here's what they're building in front of Hobby Lobby in Spokane Valley...

I've received a few questions about what will be going into the new building that many have noticed going up on a pad site along Indiana, directly in front of Hobby Lobby in Spokane Valley. After a bit of digging we have now successfully un-covered the plans for this new structure rising at 13910 E. Indiana Ave.

The building will be a small in-line strip mall type building with about 6000 square feet of space and 2 bays for new businesses. The larger of the 2 bays is already leased by Comcast and will become a new Xfinity store, like the one on N. Division near Northtown Mall.

The other bay is smaller at 2040 square feet and is now being marketed for lease by Kiemle Hagood. This space could be used for many types of businesses including a retail store or restaurant. The empty space has room for a small outdoor dining area so a new restaurant there is very possible and we are watching for any indication of exactly what will be there.

The available space is for lease at $34 per square foot NNN with a tenant improvement allowance as the space will be delivered in a shell state. For more information on bringing a business here contact Kiemle Hagood at 509-838-6541 or . This new building will also be a part of the much larger Evergreen Crossing shopping center, which also has space available via Kiemle Hagood ( of which we are not a part of... )

Want to know what they're building somewhere? e-mail me at

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Mod Pizza to open a location in Hillyard

The fast casual pizza chain Mod Pizza has a new location coming soon to Spokane. This will be the fifth location for the Bellevue based chain has opened in Spokane.

This new Mod Pizza will be located in the Hillyard Marketplace shopping center and will take over the space that was last a Starbucks and the adjoining empty unit at 3901 N. Market St. . The new restaurant will be in a little over 3000 square feet of space and will open for business sometime in June.

A Mod Pizza representative said at the present time this is the only new location planned to open in 2020 in the Spokane area. The company has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years with over 400 locations now open around the United States and the United Kingdom. Unlike traditional pizza chains Mod Pizza provides induvial pizzas made before the customer and heated rapidly in a 800 degree oven. 

For more information on Mod Pizza, visit their website

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Downtown's Fruci Building to be converted to Stay Alfred managed travel apartments

Something new is coming to Downtown Spokane's Fruci building at 218 N Bernard. The upper floors of the building have been empty after accounting firm Fruci & Associates moved to a building near the Spokane Arena a couple of years ago. But life is coming back to this space very soon.

Building permits are currently pending with the City of Spokane to remodel the building and convert floors 2-4 into a new use. These floors will become a total of 27 travel apartments of various sizes to be managed by the Spokane Valley based Stay Alfred. If all goes as planned the new apartments will be rentable on Stay Alfred's platform in time for Hoopfest this June.

This will be Stay Alfred's second property in Downtown Spokane in which they will offer their brand of apartment lodging. They also rent out a number of units within The M building aka the former Macy's building near River Park Square, in all however the company rents out thousands of urban apartments in 30+ cities.

The new rental units in the Fruci building will likely benefit from a close proximity to the Spokane Convention Center and the First Interstate Center for the Arts. The apartments will occupy the upper floors but the ground floor will remain as commercial space with current tenants being a Fedex Office and Spa Blue in the City.

Watch for construction work to begin in the near future and check for available rentals and more information about their company.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New ramen restaurant / boba tea place coming soon on Sullivan Rd.

A new ramen restaurant is coming soon to Spokane Valley. After some remodeling work, Kokoro Ramen will open at 509 N. Sullivan Rd. Ste E. The restaurant will be in the same strip mall as Gesa Credit Union and Eye Guys Optical among other businesses.

We have reached out to see when they plan to open but are waiting to hear back. The menu we've found however indicates a menu of delicious ramen, in addition to boba tea, milk teas and a selection of Japanese beers and more.

For more info on Kokoro Ramen, their website will be at