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 http://dollartree.com