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Friday, February 28, 2020

MOD Pizza anchored strip mall planned near Airway Heights

More development is coming to the West Plains with a new commercial plaza being planned to be built at 9746 W. US 2. The new development will eventually be a pad site for the new North 40 Outfitters store, which will be built soon at the corner of US 2 & Deer Heights Rd.

A Google map showing the approximate location of this new strip mall, North 40 would be just north of the site. 

Permits have yet to be issued and the site is currently in the Pre-Development Application level with the City of Spokane. The plans call for a 8,800 square foot strip mall style structure, however at this level the plans are not set just yet.

Once built the building will have 3 bays, one listed as for a medical office, another listed as just " available ", and one more that is identified as a future MOD Pizza location. Plans also call for a drive thru lane and a 44 stall car park with 2 electric car charging stations. There is no construction time line posted as of yet, however with a tenant shown in the plans it is a project that is likely to happen based on past experience. Watch for more posts about this project and posts about the planned Airway Heights North 40 Outfitters store in the future on this site.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Large new apartment complex adds to the skyline west of Downtown

If your commute takes you to points west of Spokane proper, you may have noticed a couple large new buildings on the horizon by the I-90 / US 2 interchange. These are part of large new apartment community that is moving along at a rapid pace at 1403 S Assembly, right at the top of the Sunset Hill.

The buildings are part of what will be a 144 unit complex in 3 buildings with a separate clubhouse, tentatively called City View Apartments. This is actually just one of several new multi family developments going up now all over the Spokane area, with a few more currently being planned.

The apartments are being built by locally based developer Bill Lawson and his company A&A Construction & Development. Once complete the project is estimated to cost approximately $24.7 million.

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-