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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Boxcar Apartments project reaches it’s top floor


One of the University District’s largest construction projects is taking shape, quite literally. The new Boxcar Apartment building at 15 N Grant, by E. Sprague and U District Gateway Bridge has recently reached it’s highest height, some seven floors above the up and coming East Central Spokane neighborhood. It’s now even somewhat visible from I-90.

Spokane based Bouten Construction is the general contractor for the construction project which when complete will be a 78,500 SF structure with 136 apartments, underground parking and a cafe space on the ground floor. The developers are also targeting to achieve a LEED Silver status, showing dedication to sustainability.

While much of the construction is being done locally, it is noteworthy that this is one of many recent local construction projects that have attracted out of area investment. The project is being developed by a company called Project^ out of Portland and the architectural design is being done by TVA Architects also operating out of Portland.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

New construction projects to add...

 One of the more popular sections of this site has rapidly become the Current Construction Projects page. Even I find myself using it for reference sometimes, and today we have a few more projects to add to it, they are-

Note- the project page is not a comprehensive list, I likely missed a few so don't hesitate to reach out anytime at to ask what's going in where?

Goodwill Industries Airway Heights

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest are planning a 60,000 SF new construction building at the corner of Deer Heights Rd & Flight Dr in Airway Heights. The building is planed to be part retail store and part salvage sorting facility.

Fred's Appliance Distribution Center

Planned to be built at 8817 W. Granite Ave, near Airway Heights and the Spokane International Airport is a planned to warehouse for the Fred's Appliance chain. Plans currently call for a 100,000 SF structure with multiple loading docks and 80 parking stalls.

Tesla Liberty Lake

Baker Construction & Development recently started construction at 1805 N. Pepper Ln. , just north of I-90 in Liberty Lake for a large Tesla dealership, providing both sales and service. Plans call for a 33,768 SF building with a large parking area and state of the art Tesla superchargers.

Millennium Monroe Apartments

As of my writing this, the Millennium Monroe project is still in the SEPA application phase but does show promise of being built soon. The plan as of now shows two phases, phase 1 is a 4 story mixed use building with 41 residential units.

Phase 2 is a 3 story multi family structure with 24 rental units. All will be in the North Monroe area at 2002 N. Monroe.

Symons Block

We don't know all the details on it just yet but understand that the Symons Block building at 7 S. Howard in Downtown Spokane, recently underwent a change in ownership. With big plans to convert the office space on the upper floors into studio apartments. The ground floor will keep the same commercial spaces.

Acceleration Physical Therapy

Construction should begin soon for a 4070 SF standalone building that will be a new clinic for Acceleration PT. It will be located at 707 S. Sherman.

Take 5 Medical Office

Construction is underway at 371 W. 5th, along I-90 and just west of Arthur St for a 3065 SF medical office building. The name is mentioned as " Take 5 DNA " , we will keep an eye on if for more details.

Mt. Spokane Pediatrics Clinic

Plans are to build a new 15179 SF clinic building for Mt. Spokane Pediatrics at 759 E. Holland.

Aspen Dental

The Aspen Dental chain of dental clinics is planning a new construction building at 4805 E. Sprague, near Costco in Spokane Valley. Plans call for a 3500 SF stand alone building.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New restaurants opening soon, and being added to our restaurants coming soon page

 Wondering about what new restaurants are coming to Inland Northwest? Be sure to check out our " Restaurants coming soon " page at

That page is meant to be a running list of all the new eatery's we know about opening, from one's that we are just learning about to ones that just open, so we recommend bookmarking it for future use as I plan to keep it as up to date as possible. And, now we have a few more to add to the list-


Status- Planned

Bijou, the small bar and coffee shop in Browne's Addition is planning a second location on the South Hill. Per their request, we will wait to announce the exact location till they give us the go ahead.

Hark's Clubhouse

Status- Under construction

Coming soon to the former Sam's Coffee space at 12709 E. Mirabeau Pkwy. in Spokane Valley is Hark's Clubhouse. The owner of Cease & Desist is planning a cool new baseball themed restaurant with beer & wine in addition to burgers, cheesesteaks, ice cream and other ballpark themed foods.

Emrys Fermentations

Status- Under construction

A unique new restaurant that is coming soon to Liberty Lake and joining the new River District development. The restaurant is going into a new building which they are building now at 21850 E. Wellington , off of Harvard Rd. It is described as Spokane's historical-modern fusion meadery-brewery-restaurant.

Jersey Mike's 

Status- planned

Building permits have been applied for to build a new location of the Jersey Mike's chain of sandwich restaurants in Spokane Valley. Per the address on the permit, it will be near Fred Meyer at 15609 E. Sprague Ave. , suite B.

Lokey Cafe

Status- Under construction

Described by them as " coffee for regular ass people ", Lokey Cafe is working on opening in Downtown Spokane at 903 W. Riverside. They will serve Indaba Coffee, Revival Tea and some food options.

Common Language Brewing

Status- Planned

Working on gathering the details on this new brewery coming soon to Downtown Spokane. They are planning on remodeling and going into the former River Bank Tap House space at 928 W. Sprague.

Inland Cider Mill

Status- Under construction

Inland Cider is planning on relocating their tap room to a new more predominant location next door to Chaos Arcade at 1020 W. Francis Suite B in North Spokane.

Pint House Burgers & Brews

Status- Under construction


Pint House Burgers & Brews, with one location in Spokane's Indian Trail neighborhood is planning a new second location in the former Good Tymes Bar at 9214 E. Mission , by Argonne in Spokane Valley.


Status- Under construction


The Chipotle Mexican Grill chain is planning a new location in Spokane Valley at 209 N. Sullivan. This will be Chipotle's third location in the Spokane area.




A new Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs location is coming soon to Post Falls. Construction will begin soon along Hwy 41, just north of the junction with Mullan Ave.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Allegiant announces new direct flight between Spokane and Phoenix-Mesa, among others nationwide

 The Las Vegas based budget airline Allegiant Airlines announced a major service expansion today with 22 new non stop routes. One of those new routes will link Spokane International Airport with a new direct connection to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ. , a route the airline will begin flying on Nov. 22, 2021.

To celebrate the new flights, Allegiant will offer fares as low $39, since the airline uses a budget type model however consult their website for exact dates and charges as many airlines like this charge for baggage, etc.

Other new flights leaving from Phoenix-Mesa include flights to Amarillo, TX. , Flint,MI , Springfield,IL , Tulsa,OK and Minnapolis,MN. . Providing a few new possible connections to Spokane based travelers. Also, Allegiant currently fly's direct from Spokane to Orange County,CA and Las Vegas,NV.

For more information on Allegiant Air, including how to book a flight, visit their website at -

Spokane Pizza Co owners lease former Rocky Rococo space in Downtown Spokane

 Spokane Pizza Co. , which opened their first location earlier this year and does business there as The Pizza Co - North Spokane at 9225 N. Nevada have leased a well known storefront space in Downtown Spokane.

Commercial real estate brokerage Kimele Hagood shared today that Spokane Pizza Co.'s parent company JGFH,LLC has leased out the 4,869 SF former Rocky Rococo space at 520 W. Main, in Downtown's Bennett Block building. However we are now told this location will operate as a different, yet to be announced restaurant concept.

Erik Nelson of Kimele Hagood represented the landlord and John Hiller with SVN Cornerstone represented the tenant.

Directional signage in The Bennett Block's adjacent parking lot has also already been update to show the new business , however there isn't an opening date announced to us just yet. As seen on the sign, another new restaurant tenant is also coming soon, Purgatory Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar is planned to open in the former Chronic Taco space and set to open around the middle of September.