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Thursday, September 30, 2021

New Towneplace Suites by Marriott to be built in Coeur d' Alene

 Demolition crews have now leveled what once was an Outback Steakhouse at 1381 N Northwood Center Ct. , next to I-90 in Coeur d' Alene with plans to replace the former restaurant with a brand new hotel in the near future.

Rendering of the planned new hotel, used courtesy of Garn Development

Garn Development, a Layton,UT based development firm is proposing an 89 room, 4 story hotel branded as a Townplace Suites by Marriott. The company claims the hotel should open about 14 months after construction begins, putting and opening date sometime late in 2022.

The building permit is currently processing with the City of Coeur d' Alene, with permit data showing the project as being estimated at $9.2 million and Rimrock Construction,LLC of Draper,UT planned to act as the project's general contractor. This will be the first hotel to branded under the Townplace Suites name in the Inland Northwest, although the brand has locations as close as Missoula and the Tri-Cities presently.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Zeeks Pizza planning a location nearby Gonzaga

 Zeeks Pizza, a popular chain of pizza restaurants from the Seattle area, is planning on coming to Spokane soon. The company will open it's 20th restaurant, and their first east of the Cascade's in the former Geno's building at 1414 N. Hamilton, just steps off of the Gonzaga University campus. More locations in the Inland Northwest are also possible in coming months but will be announced at a later date.

Zeeks Pizza's president, Dan Black is a Spokane native and this new location will be locally owned by Mike and Edie Stotts. They tell me Zeeks is a pizza company with Northwest values at it's roots " we are independent, creative , adventurous and down to earth. These traits show up in everything we do including pizza and beer. "

The Spokane Zeeks location will offer delivery, take away and indoor dining. Orders will also be able to placed via their website or the Zeeks Pizza app. The new GU Zeeks will also deliver beer, cider, wine and canned cocktails. They plan to include several Spokane made beers, products from Dry Fly Distillery and their three famous " Zeeks Beers " ( Hop Tropic IPA, Zeek & Destroy IPA and Lateral A IPA ) . This is in addition to a large selection of pizzas, salads and desserts. 

The new restaurant is hoping to open towards the end of October, into November with a official date to be announced soon. They just plan to open in time for Zag games as they will say plan to be a great place for before or after the game or to watch the game if you're un-able to go.

We will keep an eye on this new restaurant coming to Spokane. And, in the mean time more information can be found about Zeeks on their website-

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Twisted Sugar coming to Spokane

 Twisted Sugar is a Layton,Utah based chain of shops that describes themselves as a " a specialty soda shop, that makes cookies everyday " . The company is growing fast, with locations now scattered around the United States, and they now have their sights set on opening a new store , here in Spokane.

Twisted Sugar recently leased a 1340 square foot space at 2009 E. 29th, the former Caffe Capri coffee shop space in the South Hill's Grapetree Village shopping center. Ryan Oberg and Cory Barbieri of Goodale & Barbieri handled the lease of the company's new location.

We reached out to Twisted Sugar for an estimated opening date, but have yet to get a reply. The business however promotes their menu of cookies that are baked fresh in-store daily with unique flavors and monthly rotating special cookie options, specialty sodas,  ice cream sandwiches and " Twisters " , which are similar to shakes. 

This will be the first Twisted Sugar location in Washington State, however they already have one to our south in Boise and are planning a couple more locations in Idaho soon. For more info on Twisted Sugar, visit their website at-

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery working on new restaurant / tap house in Hayden

 Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery is a locally owned farm and brewery, nearby Silverwood at 25415 N. Ramsey Rd. in Athol. Their products are sold on site in a small set up at the farm and occasionally at farmers markets.

But Lone Mountain recently began construction on a new tap room and restaurant in the Lancaster Market development at the corner of US 95 and Lancaster Rd on the north side of Hayden. No opening date has been set yet but the new space should be opening later this year, joining other exciting food tenants like Belle's Brunch House and Bee's Knees Whiskey Bar, which are already open there.

The new Lone Mountain Tap House will offer their beers on tap, along with wine and cider options. They say the food will be inspired by the farm, farm to table cuisine that's " local, fresh and delicious ".

For more information on Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery, check them out on Facebook, Instagram or via their website-

Monday, September 6, 2021

Newly renovated building offers up new office spaces on E. Sprague


Formerly the home of the Vien Dong Vietnamese Restaurant, the building at 1722 E. Sprague has seen significant renovations since the buildings sale in 2019. Vien Dong still operates but has since moved to 3435 E. Trent.

On the ground floor a new furniture store, Bide & Burgeon opened for business just a few months ago with affordable furniture and d├ęcor. A coffee tenant is also in the works to open in the remaining ground floor space but haven't yet formally announced their plans.

The second floor, however is now coming open now with newly renovated office spaces. A total of 18 brand new, roomy, individual offices that have amazing natural light are now throughout that entire floor. While some of the new offices are rented many are still available and geared towards small businesses, accommodating 1-5 people. A one year lease and one month deposit is required.

Rent for the office spaces is currently at $635 and up and includes Wifi, conference room time, free off street parking, 24/7 secure access , utilities and light janitorial. 

Units are shown by appointment by calling 509-255-7275