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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Baseball themed restaurant, Hark's Clubhouse coming soon in Spokane Valley

A new baseball themed restaurant is coming soon to Mirabeau Park area of Spokane Valley. The owner of the Cease and Desist Book Club bar in Downtown Spokane is planning a new business called Hark's Clubhouse which will open in the old Sams & Coffee building at 12709 E. Mirabeau Pkwy.

Hark's will serve beer and wine but will so be a family friendly establishment. The new restaurant will open this Summer with a menu of burgers, cheesesteaks, ice cream and other ballpark themed foods. There isn't a website for this place that we have found just yet, but intend to keep an eye on this new place as it progresses.

The Summit Kitchen & Canteen to open in former Lindamans Bistro space on the South Hill

A new restaurant is coming to former Lindaman's Bistro building at 1235 S. Grand Blvd. . The owners of the Lost Boys Garage, a popular bar & grill on N. Wall in North Spokane purchased the building and will soon open a new establishment at the site.

Work is now underway for what will soon become The Summit Kitchen & Canteen, which is scheduled to open in September. According to their recently created social media page, the new place is described as a " gathering place for friends and neighbors " . The Summit will serve a menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner and will also have craft cocktails, non alcoholic cocktails, 20 beer taps and a espresso set up with indoor dining, a patio and to go options.

A website is coming soon to or find them under The Summit Kitchen & Canteen on Facebook and Instagram.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Weber Dental Center to anchor planned new building on Indiana in Spokane Valley.


Another new building is planned in the already fast growing area along Indiana in-between Sullivan and Flora Rd. in Spokane Valley. Plans are calling for construction to start in the fall on a new 12000 SF multi-tenant building that would be built on a vacant lot in-between the Hampton Inn and Uprise Church (  the former Hooters building ).

Weber Dental Center ( formerly branded as Weishaar Weber Dental ) will be the anchor tenant of the project, moving into an approx. 7000 SF section of the building from their current offices N. Evergreen. The remaining space will be available for lease with no tenant signed on just yet.

The new building is set to be completed during the Summer of 2022. No contractor is mentioned but architectural work was done by Trek Architecture of Spokane.

First phase of Ace Business Park is now complete in Spokane Valley

There is a new choice for flex style warehouse / office space available in Spokane Valley. Meridian Construction & Development recently completed phase one of the new Ace Business Park, located in the 15000 block of E. Marietta, nearby N. Sullivan Rd. and I-90.

The project encompasses 25,600 SF of warehouse / office space with a 5,600 SF building complete and used by the development's anchor tenant Ace Landscaping. Additionally a 10,000SF building was also completed and is available for lease for by multiple tenants. 

Construction on the second phase, which has already commenced will include another 10,000 SF multi-tenant warehouse / office building. Architecture design for the project was done by Wyatt Architects and Meridian Construction & Development, who is celebrating over 20 years in business, was the general contractor.

For more information on leasing the remaining units at Ace Business Park, visit their website at-

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Crepes, Boba and NOLA inspired dishes all coming soon with several new restaurants opening in Kendall Yards

 Kendall Yards is already home to several restaurants, from one of our favorite breakfast hangouts Yards Brucheon to couple of Indaba Coffee locations to Baba, a Mediterrian inspired restaurant that Chef Adam Hegsted recently opened in the former Wandering Table space and more.

But, three more places are planned to be opening in the near future in the Kendall Yards area, so be sure to mark your calendars. Here's what to be watching for....

Crepe Cafe Sisters

After spending the last couple of years operating out of food trucks and dashing around to all kinds of events, Crepe Cafe Sisters is taking the leap later this week into a new brick & mortar restaurant. With both sweet and savory crepes on the menu this new restaurant is planning their grand opening of Friday, May 14th from 8am-4pm in their newly created space 441 N. Nettleton, next to Indaba Coffee / Hello Sugar

The Tea Boba Bar

While we don't know the exact day they plan to open just yet, signage is up and it looks like we likely won't have to wait too much longer to get delicious boba tea's in Kendall Yards. Opening in the small space out front of The Inlander's offices will be The Tea Boba Bar and honestly we can't wait to check it out.

Vieux Carre NOLA Kitchen

While technically outside of the proper boundaries of Kendall Yards will be Vieux Carre NOLA Kitchen, but who cares where they are we're simply to excited not to mention this new restaurant coming soon to 1403 W. Broadway in West Central Spokane.

After months of renovating a large building that was last used as office space, Vieux Carre is now getting close to bringing a NOLA inspired menu to Spokane. They have started hiring and we're now hearing opening day will be June 1st! 

The building will also be home to Gamers Haven, which is relocating here from Spokane Valley and a location of Maverick's Men's Hair.

But wait, could there be more?!?

If you haven't been though the Kendall Yards area lately then your missing one of the largest construction projects to come to the development. Crews are hard at work on two more large mixed use buildings in-between My Fresh Basket grocery store and the existing business district. 

The ground floor of these buildings, which is a new development named Jefferson Alley, will be leased out for commercial uses. While we haven't heard anything official opening there yet I'd be willing to bet we'll get at least one new restaurant in there. Maybe even a food hall with some ethnic cuisines that hard to find in Spokane... Now I don't have remotely any info about that being a possibility, I just would like to see it happen so I thought maybe I'd drop a hint if someone reading this has more power then I... 

Kendall Yards Night Market starts May 20th!

Also, we are now only one week away from the first weekly 2021 Kendall Yards Night Market which is held in the Kendall Yards Business District every Wed. ( May 20th - Sept 30th ) from 5-8pm. 

While the Market is always packed full of local vendors, many food trucks also frequent this market, which will likely be a bit more open this year then last. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Renovations coming to former Downtown tire shop at 2nd & Browne

 Many have probably noticed the vacant former Les Schwab tire shop at the corner of Second & Browne in Downtown Spokane. Les Schwab relocated sometime ago to another building along W. 3rd, leaving the current building abandoned.

But a new owner purchased the structure in 2020 and now we're told they plan to bring life back to it with a new use and construction starting as soon as this Summer. The approximately 7,500 square foot building will receive a full re-development and be converted into a strip mall like style building, divided into spaces for up to three businesses.

Looking over permits and plans, one of the spaces appears to be planned for a convenience store called Browne Street Market. The remaining spaces are being marketed for lease by real estate broker Chris Bell, SIOR of NAI Black, Those spaces are presently shown as available at $24 SF/yr NNN with several available uses, on site parking and a highly visible location in the heart of Spokane.

The property is also located immediately to east of the former Downtown Spokane Days Inn , which is also planned to be re-developed into a updated apartment community. We are tracking both projects so be sure to keep watching this site, and for more info on leasing space at the redeveloped Les Schwab contact Chris Bell at 509-622-3538 / .

Monday, May 10, 2021

Construction underway for new Kenworth truck dealership in Post Falls

A rendering of a recently built Kenworth location in Utah that will be similar to what is being built in Post Falls

Kenworth Sales Company, which is the longest-tenured of all Kenworth dealers has started construction recently for a large new dealership coming soon to Post Falls. The company employs more then 1200 employees and already operates 30+ dealership locations in the West and Mid-Atlantic.

INBW staff photos of the construction site on Expo Pkwy. in Post Falls

Garco Construction is the general contractor on the project and architectural design was done by NBW Architects. Plans call for a brand new 41,500 square foot facility at 4373 W. Expo Pkwy, a bit to the west of the I-90 / Pleasant View Rd. interchange. The dealership will sit on a 10 acre parcel and will include 24 service bays, body shop, parts department, new and used truck sales, rental and leasing.

The new Post Falls dealership is set to open in early 2022 and create several new jobs. The company will also keep their current location at 6420 E. Broadway in Spokane open for business and they also are still planning to build another dealership on the West Plains near the Spokane International Airport but say that location is about three to four years out from completion.

For more information on Kenworth Sales Co., visit their website at-

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

WSECU to build branch at Division & Francis, more development likely in the area

Renderings from Bernardo Wills Architects.

With 60,000 plus vehicles every weekday traversing through the corner of Division & Francis in North Spokane, you've likely taken notice to site work that has been happening on the northwest side of this intersection. 

The former Ace's Casino building that formerly stood on the corner was demolished sometime ago making way for this new development. Washington State Employees Credit Union ( WSECU ) plans to build a new modern looking branch on the site, directly at the corner. The new building will be approximately 4400 square feet according to permits and is planned to be complete in October.

The new WSECU building was designed locally by Bernardo Wills Architects, PC with Yost Gallagher Construction acting as the general contractor. But, that's not all that will likely call this corner home in due time.

Pre-development documents for this project also include a second phase. That phase will include a small shopping center and retail pad building on the northern half of the lot, in-between the new credit union location and the existing Moons Mongolian Grill anchored plaza. Those documents show upwards of 14,000 square feet of new commercial space and 5-6 new retail/restaurant units. But, for now the WSECU branch is the only part officially being built and will be their fourth branch in the Spokane area.

For more info on WSECU, visit their website at

Purgatory Whiskey & Craft Beer Bar coming to Downtown Spokane

A liquor license has been applied for an some signage is up for an exciting new bar coming soon to Downtown Spokane. Purgatory Whiskey & Craft Beer Bar will remodel and open at 524 W. Main, a storefront in the heart of Downtown that was last a chain taco shop called Chronic Tacos.

This new business will be a second location of bar that operates by the same name down in Tracy,CA. We attempted to contact that location for info but have yet to receive a comment. We can assume however that the new Spokane location will very much like the original location with a decent food menu, cocktails, craft beer an impressive whiskey list.

The opening date is coming soon and they have already started accepting applications for jobs in Spokane via their website. For this, a look at that amazing whiskey list and more check them out at

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Large apartment building planned at Browne & Riverside in Downtown Spokane

Renderings courtesy of deChase Miksis

 Construction has started at the corner of Browne & Riverside ( 206 W. Riverside ) for a large new apartment building that is now one of the largest construction projects currently underway in the City Center. The site had last been utilized as a drive up bank building that closed a few years ago and that structure has already been demolished off of the lot with site work for the new building happening now.

The project will construct a six story building with 137 apartments that is comprised of a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments will be both workforce and market rate housing, a rep of the developer deChase Miksis, who kindly answered our request for info says that resident's will likely include urban transplants from larger metropolitan areas along with local resident's who desire to learn, work and play within a short distance of their home.

Photos taken by INBW staff last week, before the bulk of the site work started

Included in the project will be 57 secured parking stalls plus bike parking and easy access to public transportation including Spokane Transit's planned new City Line service coming in 2022. 

Additionally the building will include an outdoor urban amenity deck, amenity room and energy efficient systems. The developers are even targeting a LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. About 1500 square feet on the ground floor will be available as commercial space for businesses like coffee shops, restaurants ,etc..

Bouten Construction is the general contractor for the project with the new building planned to be complete in the Summer of 2022.