Sunday, January 17, 2021

Killer Burger planning Coeur d' Alene location, their first in Idaho

 Killer Burger, a famed Portland based " rock n' roll burger hangout ", has inked a multi-unit franchise agreement that will start with a location in Coeur d' Alene, the first location in Idaho for the Killer Burger chain. Future locations in the agreement I'm told may also include restaurants in the Spokane area.

Interior of the Happy Valley Killer Burger location shown as an example, images are courtesy of Killer Burger / All Points PR

The franchise holder Wes Walterman says " I am thrilled to that I have the opportunity to be the first to introduce Idaho to Killer Burger " . Walterman also opened Killer Burger's first franchise location in Happy Valley,Or. along with his wife Coral Walterman.

Killer Burger plans to open the new Coeur d' Alene location in a soon to be announced location near the corner of US 95 and Prairie Ave. with a build out likely starting in April and an opening later this year. 

Killer Burger's menu they say is a mix of classic and original tastes, all burgers are served with fries and topped with bacon and select proprietary sauces. They say creativity and tradition collide perfectly on their menu, that will also include craft beers and ciders on draft or to go. For more information on the company and their menu, check out their website at

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Recent local real estate transactions

 A look at some recent real estate transactions in our local area as Jan.16th 2021.

 These are only a small percentage of the deals happening, but is intended to be some highlights published as they we're reported to us. Brokers and the like are welcome to send their latest deals to us at ( office ) or to me personally at

- The building at 1118 N. Washington in Spokane sold on Dec. 30th. Workpointe is the new owner and they plan to remodel and move their operations to the building.

- Zigler Family Law, PLLC leased 1031 square feet of office space at 201 W. North River Dr. in Spokane. Bob Spooner with Goodale & Barbieri represented the landlord in the lease.

- Homestreet Bank leased 2170 square feet of office space also at 201 W. North River Dr. in Spokane. Bob Spooner with Goodale & Barbieri represented the landlord in the lease.

- Goodale & Barbieri reports they arranged the sale of The Parkade Plaza parking garage at 511 W. Main St in Downtown Spokane. A seller group made up of 34 owners have sold the asset to Seattle based GT Mukilteo, LLC. G & B's David & Eric Peterson represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction. 

The Parkade Plaza was built in 1966 and has a total 373,880 square feet, housing 963 parking stalls and 37,083 square feet of retail and office space.

- Cory Barbieri & Ryan Oberg of Goodale & Barbieri represented the seller in two recent building sales at Grapetree Village on the South Hill. 2203 E. 29th Ave. with 3800 square feet sold for $1 million ( $236 PSF ) and 2007 E. 29th Ave. with 5979 square feet sold for $1.825 million ( $304 PSF ).

- Kody Little Portait ,LLC has leased 4830 square feet of space at 821 W. 2nd Ave. in Downtown Spokane. Clayton McFarland of Goodale & Barbieri represented Kody Little in the lease.

- Cory Barbieri of Goodale & Barbieri represented the tenant Ten Capital Wealth Advisors in the lease of 12049 square feet of office space in Spokane's Wonder Building at 835 N. Post.

-SVN Cornerstone broker Guy Byrd represented both the seller and the buyers in the sale of a 27830 square foot industrial warehouse at 11427 W. 21st Ave. in Airway Heights. The building was purchased by the California based Matterhorn Alliance Trust who plan to market at lease the building.

West Plains Dental planning new location open house


West Plains Dental is now open in their new location at 10507 W. Aero Rd., the first of four business to open in a newly constructed shopping center at the site. To celebrate the new office West Plains Dental is planning a family friendly open house event on January 29th from 3-6pm.

"We want people to know that while we may be new to the area, we're not the ' new kids of the block " says Dr. Plaster DDS. " We have been serving the Spokane community for over 15 years. Our staff is made of community members dedicated to giving all patients professional and sanitary dental practices ".

The Open House will include a photo booth with digital photo strips for sharing, raffle prizes from neighboring businesses and gift bags filled with treats for your sweet tooth and knick knacks for all attendees. RSVP's are not required but those interested can sign up on their Facebook event at

And, for more information on the services provided by West Plains Dental, visit their website at-

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Washington's Lottery opens first "Department of Imagination" retail store, moves Spokane regional office to Northtown Mall

Washington's Lottery has opened it's flagship "Department of Imagination" retail store in Northtown Mall, the new store also doubles as the lottery's Spokane Regional Office. 

This "first of it's kind" store is the agency's only permanent retail space in the state and is a new concept for the agency. Blending the Lottery's regional operations with lottery education and ticket sales all in one location. Washington's Lottery saw a similar concept of shops used by British Columbia's Lottery that has been very successful for them and brought their own version to Spokane.

The new Washington's Lottery retail store occupies a 2100 square feet , which has a five year lease and is located on the mall's first floor near Marshall's, between Winnie's Hallmark and Lenscrafters. The space features a distinctive green-and-white design, four-leaf clover logo, and large interactive video display wall that make the store easily recognizable for both players and those interested in learning more about the Lottery.

The Department of Imagination store was designed by Sargenti Architects of Paramus,NJ as well Blake, Jarrett & Co. and state architects. The general contractor was National Contractors,Inc. . Three employees work out of the new store / regional office and their hours of operation are Mon-Fri 10-5.

For more information on Washington's Lottery, visit  

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dollar Tree files for new store at former icon, Mountain Gear's location in Spokane

 Once a local staple for outdoor and mountaineering goods, Mountain Gear unfortunately has been out of business for going on a year now. And, their building at 2002 N. Division still sits empty waiting for someone to give it new life, which it looks like it is about to have again soon.

Building permits are currently pending with the City of Spokane to convert the vacant building into a  new Dollar Tree store. There isn't an opening date specified, however permits expire later this year so,  we expect to see construction soon. The permit is for the Virginia based chain of discount retailers to occupy the entire 14,000+ square foot building, which according the permitting system will now use an address of 9 E. Baldwin, as opposed to it's previous address on N. Ruby.

Dollar Tree operates over 15,600 locations across the US and Canada. This will be tenth location for the chain in the Spokane Metro area with several more around the Inland Northwest, for more info on their company visit

Pita Pit planning a new location in Liberty Lake

Pita Pit, the quick service restaurant chain based in Coeur d' Alene is working on adding new location in Liberty Lake. Construction is already underway for the new eatery, which will take the space of a former Taco Time at 1421 N. Liberty Lake Rd, in front of Yoke's. This will be fourth Pita Pit restaurant within the Spokane metro, with several more located elsewhere around the Inland Northwest. 

The new Liberty Lake location is currently scheduled to open sometime in early spring. For more info on Pita Pit or to place an order online, visit

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Spokane Tribe Casino starts work for an exciting new expansion


Renderings of the project, provided by Spokane Tribe Casino

Spokane Tribe Casino recently announced and has already broken ground on a new expansion at their site along US 2 on the western edge of Airway Heights. The project is part of the Spokane Tribe's Economic Development Plan, which calls for continued development of the Casino and many other ventures at the site which will be coming in the future months and years.

The expansion will double the size of the current facility, adding over 20,000 square feet of Casino and other gaming amenities. It will also double the size of Whaluks, the current casino floor bar and add a new restaurant which will be announced more in-depth at a later date. The size of the non-smoking gaming section will also be significantly increased in the expansion.

Construction started in December and will continue until completion in late 2021. Swinerton Builders is the general contractor and Cuningham Group is the project's architect. Warner Gaming operates the Casino and will spearhead the development of this expansion project. The Tribe estimates that over 300 construction and casino jobs will be created as a direct result of this expansion.

The Spokane Tribe Casino is owned and operated by the Spokane Tribe and is located in Airway Heights, just outside of the City of Spokane and in the heart of the Spokane Tribe's 3,000,000+ acres of ancestral homelands. For more information the Spokane Tribe Casino, visit their website at

Washington's first Tru by Hilton opens in Spokane Valley

The first location of the Tru by Hilton hotel brand in Washington State is now open for business at 13509 E. Mansfield Ave in Spokane Valley, nearby Spokane Valley Mall and directly across from Centerplace Event Center. The brand new 92 room hotel is owned by Spokane Valley based GL8 Hospitality, LLC and is managed by Commonwealth Hotels, LLC.

Tru by Hilton is described as a revolutionary brand with a cross-generational appeal for travelers looking for a new, affordable hotel experience. " We are incredibly honored to join the Tru by Hilton brand and it's innovative type of lodging to visitors of Spokane Valley " Stacie Harper, the hotel's general manager said in a press release. 

Spaces in the hotel are carefully crafted to create an eclectic and modern feel. The hotel experience is enabled by technology including mobile check in, digital key, super-fast WiFi, a lobby table with remote printing, a social media wall and more.  Additionally, the new Tru by Hilton Spokane Valley offers a fitness center with the latest equipment, complimentary breakfast, an indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor patio and firepit and a 24/7 " Eat & Sip " market.

A highlight of the hotel is a custom Spokane Valley themed mural that is located inside and was designed specifically for the hotel by Idaho based artist Marie Withers, highlighting some history and landmarks in the region.  For more information on room reservations check or call the hotel directly at 509-782-9878 .