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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Liberty Lake Athletic Club & U-District PT to open in new building on Barker Rd.

The Liberty Lake Athletic Club is expanding, along with U-District Physical Therapy and the two local businesses will soon open new locations in a new building, that's under construction now on N. Barker Rd in Spokane Valley. 

The two businesses will split the new building at 504 N. Barker Rd, just south of I-90, with Liberty Lake Athletic Club taking 6,000 SF and U-District PT taking 4,000 SF of space. They are currently hoping to have the project complete and the businesses open around the end of this year or early in 2022. Reacon Construction, LLC also of Liberty Lake is acting as the general contractor on the project.

A recent social media ad by Liberty Lake Athletic Club hints that the new location will be called Liberty Lake Athletic West and will include new cardio and weight equipment as well as a dedicated state of the are personal training space.

For more information on Liberty Lake Athletic Club, visit

And, for info on U-District PT, visit

The General Store Ace Hardware planning new store in Liberty Lake

 Most Spokane area residents are well acquainted with The General Store, the landmark retailer at 2424 N. Division. They might also know the store also opened a second location a few years ago in Spokane Valley called The General Store Outpost at 1330 N. Argonne. Both locations are affiliated with Ace Hardware but sell a wide array of items other then hardware.

And, now they are getting ready to expand once more, with the recent announcement of a new third location coming soon to Liberty Lake. The new Liberty Lake General Store will also be an Ace Hardware, and will also carry much of the same merchandise. This location is planned to be in a 12,500 SF +/-  new construction building to be built in a vacant lot to the north of the Yoke's plaza on N. Liberty Lake Rd. . 

The business will still be required to go through permitting and construction phases but should open sometime in 2022. We inquired if there we're any renderings of the project just yet, but they indicated it was still too early in the process.

For more information on The General Store, visit -

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Pint House Burgers & Brews leases building in Spokane Valley for second location

 Pint House Burgers & Brews has established themselves as a delicious neighborhood bar and eatery serving Indian Trail and nearby neighborhoods on Spokane's Northwest side. The business, which is operated by Josh Blair, former owner of Downtown's 24 Taps bar, opened their first and only location only a few months ago at 3325 W Indian Trail Rd. 

That location will soon be joined by a second location of Pint House as local commercial real state brokerage, Goodale & Barbieri is reporting that their broker Bob Spooner recently leased the building at 9214 E. Mission to Pint House Burgers & Brews for a new second location. This is the former home of Good Tymes Bar, near the corner of Mission & Argonne.

We reached out via email to Pint House for more info on their plans at this new Valley location, but they have yet to reply. The menu , if like the original location, will consist of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, appetizers and many beers with both dine in and take away.

For more info on Pint House Burgers & Brews, check their website at

Goodwill planning large new facility near Airway Heights


Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest recently purchased 6.2 acres of property by the corner of Flight Dr. & Deer Heights Rd., near the Village Center Cinemas in Airway Heights. Plans are now underway to build a new retail store and a salvage processing area on the parcel, the new facility will be roughly 60,000 SF .

"Our retail stores are the primary source of support for our Goodwill programs" explained Clark Brekke , President / CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest. Goodwill invests more than 85 cents of every dollar from the sale of goods donated into supporting it's programs. " We take the items people don't want anymore and use that revenue to fund programs that are helping people get training and employment, housing support and build financial stability" explained Brekke.

Goodwill will release an RFQ for design-build teams in the coming weeks. The budget for this project will be substantially determined by the design that is developed in partnership with the selected builder. Goodwill hopes to open the new facility in the Summer of 2022.   

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Bruchi's Cheesesteaks & Subs planning a new location in Post Falls


The site of the new restaurant is in this vacant lot, a bit north of the River City Center sign.

Bruchi's, a Spokane based chain of quick service restaurants has announced, via a social media post, that they are planning a new restaurant location in Post Falls. The company, which features a menu of cheesesteaks, subs, burgers and more already has 18 locations in Washington, Idaho and California according to their website. They also recently opened their newest location near the US 2 / Flint Rd intersection in Airway Heights.

The new Post Falls Bruchi's will be a new construction building at 1040 N. Hwy 41, a little north of the corner of Hwy. 41 and Mullan Ave. Plans on file with the City of Post Falls, indicate the new restaurant will be a 2400 SF building with a small dine in area, drive thru lane and a 31 stall car park.. The new Bruchi's location is set to open in early 2022.

For more information on Bruchi's, check

Friday, July 16, 2021

Progress Watch- Northern Quest Resort & Casino Expansion

 For today's edition of our " Progress Watch " feature we checked in on the current status of the expansion at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Exciting things are coming to the Resort property which is owned by the Kalispel Tribe and is celebrating their 20th anniversary currently.

Northern Quest wrapped up another phase of expansion just a couple of years ago with the addition of a large retail store called Windfall, a handful of quick service dining options, an Arcade, a child care space and a dinner and movie theater concept. As a result of the Covid Pandemic the movie theater has sat closed since the lock downs. But, even that is changing as Liberty,MO based theatre operator B&B Theaters is currently hiring and working to re-open the establishment in the near future under the new name B&B Theatres Airway Heights 8.

New Hotel at Northern Quest

The largest part of the Resort's current expansion is a new hotel, crews from general contractor Lydig Construction have already done much of the site work and as of this week the first part of vertical construction is starting. This new addition will add 200 new hotel rooms to the property and will be attached via skybridge to the main building. The addition will be all non-smoking rooms using the same four star quality as the existing rooms at Northern Quest. This portion of the expansion is planned to open in 2023 and a large convention center expansion is planned adjacent to the new hotel, however they have yet to announce when that will be build / open, likely due to the uncertainty that still exists in the convention and event market. 

New restaurants / night club at Northern Quest

Northern Quest is also doing a large project inside the main building that will strip and re-build the area that pre-covid was used as a Buffet called River's Edge Buffet. The buffet is now gone and will be replaced two new restaurants and new night club.

Names and exact details have yet to be released about this new spaces but we do know from other media reports that the completed project will include a Asian-fusion inspired restaurant, a pizza by the slice restaurant and an upscale night club.

New Sports Book / Turf Club Lounge remodel.

We didn't stop to take any pictures of the third planned project in Northern Quest's 2021 expansion, in part for the privacy of patrons and in part because construction doesn't look to have actually started yet. But plans call for an update and remodel of the Turf Club Lounge bar space, which will re-invent the space in a sports betting space. Something that will be new to Northern Quest, another media report says new Turf Club Lounge sportsbook should open in time for the football season this year.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Construction begins on large new Tesla Service Center in Liberty Lake

Baker Construction & Development recently broke ground on a large new project in Liberty Lake. The company will be the general contractor to construct a new Tesla Service Center on N. Pepper Ln, just north of I-90 at the Harvard Rd / Liberty Lake interchange.

The new Tesla facility will be a 33,768 SF tilt up precast structure and is located on a 5.5 acre site. The new building will house approximately 6,300 SF of show room and employee work space along with 27,468 SF of maintenance and service area. The site also includes 240 parking stalls to facilitate office staff, customers and vehicle stock.

The project will be home to Tesla's new state of the art V3 supercharging stations, which was developed to charge their vehicles substantially faster and increase mileage range. The new Liberty Lake Tesla facility is planned to be completed sometime in early 2022.

Monday, July 5, 2021

New Bagel shop, Hidden Bagel, coming soon on the South Hill


A new bagel shop is coming soon to Spokane. Jennifer Davis, the owner of The Scoop Ice Cream is working on opening the new business, called Hidden Bagel in a former salon space next to the original Scoop location at 1001 W. 25th.

There isn't an opening date just yet but they are hoping to open sometime around October, Menus are still being worked on as well however but it is mentioned that they new shop will be a bagel / waffle / coffee shop.

We'll keep an eye on this as we very excited for this new restaurant opening and will add website/social media once they are up and available.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Recent local real estate transactions

 Here is an update of local real estate transactions as they we're reported to us. This is far from a complete list and is only what was sent to us and is current. 

We always welcome more brokerages to send us transactions, press realeses, etc. Please send them directly to us at

Central Valley School District purchased a 44,130 SF office building at 2218 N. Molter Rd. in Liberty Lake. Erik Nelson and Mike Livingston of Kimele Hagood handled the transaction.

Mod Pizza leased 2,620 SF of retail/restaurant space at 9746 W. US 2 # A in Airway Heights. Jim Quigley with Kimele Hagood represented the tenant, Kevin Edwards with Hawkins Edwards represented the landlord. 

Domino's Pizza leased 1,495 SF of retail/restaurant space at 10507 W. Aero Rd #2 on the West Plains. Chad Carper with Kimele Hagood represented the tenant.

Killer Burger has leased 2,800 SF of space in the Prairie Shopping Center located at 85 W. Prairie Shopping Center Dr in Hayden. Pat Eberlin and Carl Guenzel of Kimele Hagood represented the landlord.

Geico Local Office, Amy Schell leased 1,317 SF of office space at 1425 Northwest Blvd. #105 in Coeur d' Alene. Mary Kienbaum and Chad Burd, SIOR with Kimele Hagood represented the tenant and Jim Koon with NAI Black represented the landlord.

CPR Central has leased 1,526 SF of space at 2103 N. Division in Spokane. Tim Kastell and Dina Cole of Kimele Hagood represented the landlord.

Emerald City Fence has leased 1,487 SF of office/warehouse space at 5421 E. Desmet Ave. Mark Lucas and Tracy Lucas represented the landlord.

Bob Spooner of Goodale & Barbieri leased travel bag and luggage company Birds in the Coast,LLC a 1,254 SF of space at 705 N. Monroe #E in Spokane ( The Dresden Building )

Bob Spooner of Goodale & Barbieri leased 1,130 SF of office space to Kirlan Venture Capital at 201 W. North River Dr. in Spokane.

Bob Spooner of Goodale & Barbieri leased 2,057 SF of office space to Michelle Metcalf, DMD in the Grand Central Building at 2829 S. Grand Blvd. Suite 301.

Bob Spooner of Goodale & Barbieri leased 860 SF of office space to Team Logic IT at 101 W. Cataldo in Spokane.

Bob Spooner of Goodale & Barbieri leased 446 SF of space to Lev Nails at 164 S. Washington in Downtown Spokane. 

Clayton Mcfarland of Goodale & Barbieri leased 1,750 SF of space to Rage Xscape at 122 S. Division in Downtown Spokane.

Byrd Real Estate Group,LLC reports the recent lease of retail space at 1926 E. Sprague ( former Byrd Walker Sewing storefront ) to Upscaled Treasures, a new upscaled vintage furnishings retailer.

University of Washington leased 2,241 SF of space at 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane for a new visitor center. Mike Livingston of Kimele Hagood represented the tenant.

Alturas purchased the 40,000 SF Airport Business Center office building at 5709 W. Sunset Hwy in Spokane as an investment purchase. Erik Nelson of Kimele Hagood was involved in the transaction.

Spokane Talks Media leased 1,246 SF of office space at 157 S. Howard St #602. Jamie Moesges of Kimele Hagood represented the tenant and Chris Batten with Rencorp Realty represented the landlord.

SVN Cornerstone recently announced the sale of the All Lines Insurance building at 616 E. 3rd Ave in Spokane. The buyer plans to renovate the building for two anchor tenants Senator Guitars and Empty Room Spaces, which will open in January. SVN Cornerstone broker Nate Gant represented the buyer and Jesse Fox, also of SVN Cornerstone represented seller on the transaction.