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Monday, August 31, 2020

New Businesses and other news briefs!

 I have several news items waiting to be posted on the site, many I don't have a lot of info on so I figured I'd put several together into a post of " briefs ". If you'd like to know more about any of these feel free to contact me and stay tuned as I might have more on them soon-

Hello Sugar planning a location in Liberty Lake

Hello Sugar, a popular local mini donut business that started with one location in Kendall Yards is now planning a location in Liberty Lake. This will be their third location as they have another location off of Dishman-Mica Rd in Spokane Valley.

The new Liberty Lake Hello Sugar will be in the new building across from Orchard Park at 1950 N. Harvest Pkwy, next door will be Sweet Annie's Artisan Creamery who is starting their first brick & mortar location . I've reached out to Hello Sugar for an opening date / if a coffee menu will be included and are waiting to hear back now.

Spokane Comedy Club becomes Spokane Shake Company... at least for now

Events like comedy shows won't be allowed in Washington state until " phase 4 " so to get their staff back to work and making profit, the Spokane Comedy Club has gotten creative in a very awesome way.

The comedy club / bar at 315 W. Sprague has developed a restaurant menu of pizzas, hot dogs and milkshakes with milkshakes being their specialty. They have even re-named themselves the Spokane Shake Company.

They say even after the comedy shows return they will keep an expanded menu of some sort. The new menu has 30 shakes made with Tillamook Ice Cream in regular and large sizes. Boozy shakes are also available and the shakes can be made vegan.

Delivery of the Spokane Shake Company menu is also available to be delivered via Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates.

Re-development coming to former Downtown Les Schwab

SVN Cornerstone advisor Taylor Gibbons represented the buyer and seller for the former Les Schwab tire and repair shop at 101 W. 2nd. Les Schwab relocated elsewhere Downtown a few months ago.

The building's new owner has big plans for the 7,530 square foot building which we will be watching for more news on in the coming weeks. Much of the building will be re-developed into a convenience store and the remainder will be used for at least a couple of retail bays to leased out to other business.

Re-development possible for former Downtown Days Inn

Not far away from the aforementioned Les Schwab is an older Days Inn motel at 128 W. Third which was recently sold to a new owner. The new owner Fortify Holdings, LLC of Beaverton,OR.  is in the early planning phase to convert the entire motel into studio apartments with an extensive renovation.

We will be watching to see if this project does come to fruition and what all will be included. The site also includes the former Taaj Indian restaurant which will also be re-developed possibly for a new restaurant operator.

Hang 10 Hawaiian BBQ opening on the Lower South Hill

An all new Hawaiian BBQ style restaurant called Hang 10 Hawaiian BBQ is opening soon next door to Press at 909 S. Grand nearby Sacred Heart Hospital. They actually are already in soft opening with the menu being available at Press.

We are still waiting to see more about this new restaurant and hope to check it out soon.

Rind and Wheat opening in Browne's Addition

Local chef Ricky Webster is open a new bakery and cheese shop in the Dormitory building at 1516 W. Riverside in Browne's Addition. Many will remember Chef Webster for appearances on Hallmark Channel and the Food Network, he is even a winner from the Hallmark Drama Christmas Cookie Matchup show

His new shop, which will be called Rind and Wheat is to open in the fall of this year

New businesses!

Dressed By Eva is a new women's clothing boutique with many unique styles, including some from Europe has opened at 2 N. Post St. in Downtown Spokane

Roundhill's Barbershop will be a historic looking full barber shop opening soon in Downtown Spokane at 429 W. First Ave, nearby the Ridpath.

Bohemian Brew is new coffee shop coming soon to Browne's Addition at 1618 W. 2nd.

And, soooo much more!