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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Market Street Pizzeria announces new Spokane Valley location.

 Many consider Market Street Pizzeria as the best pizza place in Spokane. The locally owned brick oven pizza business has spent the last few years at 2721 N. Market and they plan to remain open there but will now also soon add new location in Spokane Valley.

Photo from the Market Street Pizzeria Facebook page.

The business confirmed via a social media post today what we've heard for a couple of weeks now that Market Street Pizza will be taking over the restaurant building by the corner of Sprague & Bowdish (11420 E. Sprague). The building was last used as Latin American eatery Marandos Bar & Restaurant, who is currently closed but reportedly looking for a new location now.

Market Street Pizza says in that post they plan this location will also have their family friendly, old school pizza parlor vibe. Additionally, they will be expanding upon their menu by adding pasta and burgers, and when we checked a few days ago with the business they indicated they hope to open the new location sometime in February, but we will be watching for an exact opening date.

They are now hiring for the new location, to find contact info and more information including their current menu / online ordering portal check-

Island Style Food Truck to open a permanent restaurant home on Division.

 For the last few years, the Island Style Food Truck has been serving up delicious Asian Fusion foods primarily inspired by the foods of the Philippines and Guam. Their blue truck has been spotted at all kinds of events, all around the region, but now they are planning to move up and open an actual permanent brick & mortar restaurant. 

Island Style's new restaurant will be called Island Style Food & BBQ and will open in the Kabot's Kitchen building at 2931 N. Division, at the bottom of the Division St. Hill. The owners tell me the building will need some work before they can open there so they are currently hoping to open sometime around March or April of 2023.

The new restaurant will serve beer and wine in addition to a menu that they say will have "favorites and more to come". It also looks like they will still keep the food truck operating in addition to the physical location.

 For more information on Island Style Food Truck and to follow their progress find them at or on Instagram at

Friday, December 9, 2022

House of Brunch coming to Downtown Spokane

 Looks like brunch in Spokane is about to get a whole lot better with a new restaurant called House of Brunch coming soon to Downtown Spokane.

The House of Brunch is to open in the former Sushi Sakai restaurant space at 818 W. Riverside (ground floor of the Lincoln Building). They tell me construction will begin soon to retrofit the space for their new business and hope to open around March 1st of 2023. They also tell me via email that they are "simply doing brunch the way we think it ought to be done with an extensive Sommelier picked champagne/sparkling wine list, eclectic coffee program, great local craft beer and of course a liquor license"

The menu will consist of chef inspired comfort food, with the classics still available for those feeling less adventurous. The new restaurant is planned to be open from 7a-5p, currently it appears they aren't on social media just yet, but a website is coming soon to and we plan to share about this new place on our sites as we hear more.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Indoor Food Truck concept, Off The Wall coming soon to Downtown Spokane in early 2023

 A new, fun and unique concept is coming to Downtown Spokane. Off The Wall, an indoor food truck says they will offer a little something for everyone and will be opening at 121 N Wall in early 2023.

The menu will offer tacos, gourmet hot dogs, soup, salad, fries, smash burgers, plus a full, but basic bar committed to drinks and not craft. Off The Wall is a creation of Josh and Katie Wade who also own and operate Nectar Wine and Beer, BARK a rescue pub, Fete - A Nectar Co. and Nectar Catering and Events. " The space is fun, bright and bold and will be a new scene for late night eats and drinks, fast casual family dining and a great place to watch the "game" in Downtown Spokane." says owner Katie Wade. 

The restaurant was designed locally by Uptic Studios and will offer three different menus to choose from, a full bar, grab and go options and ordering from an actual indoor food truck. The location is in the final phases of construction and will announce and official opening date sometime in early 2023. Keep an eye out on Off The Wall's social media pages at- / or on their website at

Buffalo Exchange, chain retailer of "new & used fashion" to open in Downtown Spokane

 In 1974, while Spokane was celebrating a local World's Fair, a woman in Tucson, AZ had an idea for a concept of secondhand shops, where customers could both buy and sell their clothing. That year her and her husband started the shop in a 450 sq. foot space in Tucson, and it seems to have worked out as now almost 40 years later that business, Buffalo Exchange now has over 40 locations and is now coming soon to Downtown Spokane.

Buffalo Exchange, which already has locations as close as Seattle will open soon at 407 W. Main, which is the same storefront that was last used by the long running Millman Jewelers. We don't have an opening date just yet as we reached out to Buffalo Exchange's corporate offices in Arizona, but we're told it's too early to elaborate just yet. However, coming soon signs are already posted on the storefront's front windows.

The space is about 8700 Sq. Ft and surrounded by many other retailers and restaurants, like Auntie's Bookstore. According to the website of Buffalo Exchange the company is still owned by the founding woman (Kerstin Block) and her daughter Rebecca Block and includes a quote " What I'm most proud of is how much we've been able to empower women. That and the clothes. It's always been about the clothes" 

For more info on Buffalo Exchange, visit their website at

Friday, December 2, 2022

INBW is now on Patreon. Please consider supporting us!

 This post is a bit of a deviation of our normal posts, we will be back to construction and business news after this. But this post is intended to announce that you can now support Inland Northwest Business Watch on Patreon.

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform used by many creators, if you follow any YouTube channels, podcasts or some blogs you've likely heard of this site. It's to provide financial support to the creative community, and although many are more creative than I, I thought it might help the site. You do not need to donate to get the news from our site, this is just an option for those who might want to provide an extra thank you. We don't have a pay wall, there is no subscription fee, and we want to grow while keeping it that way. 

One day I hope to make this site my full-time job, with INBW hosted events, a YouTube channel, Podcast and possibly improving the site. I don't know if this is possible but it's a goal and perhaps you have the means to help me obtain some version of this goal. I won't ask very often but if you are interested here is how to find out more, you can give $5-$50 a month-

If you'd rather give a one time donation as a tip, that can be done via the DonorBox widget at-

Thank you!

Incyte Diagnostics to partner with Northwest Specialty Hospital to expand the region's only clinical laboratory into Post Falls & CdA

 Spokane Valley based Incyte Diagnostics, in partnership with Northwest Specialty Hospital has announced plans to bring its laboratory services to North Idaho. The opening of a new clinical laboratory inside Northwest Specialty Hospital marks the company's first fully operational laboratory in Idaho. Located in the heart of Post Falls' medical district, the patient service center will be open to the public, providing more options for North Idaho residents looking for blood and specimen collections.


" With Northwest Specialty Hospital rapidly expanding its clinical services throughout all of North Idaho, we needed a partner with the same vision and commitment to our area " Northwest Specialty Hospital CEO Rick Rasmussen noted.  The hospital system, which is physician owned just like Incyte Diagnostics is, currently serves Post Falls, Coeur d' Alene, Hayden regions with expansion into Athol scheduled for the first quarter of 2023.

The clinical laboratory and patient service center will begin operations on Monday, December 5th 2022 and can start accepting public requests for laboratory work at that time. No appointments are necessary, simply bring a provider order. The facility will provide covid testing, blood testing, urine testing and more. Address is 750 N. Syringa Suite 101 Post Falls,ID, it will be open M-F 8-4:30, phone 208-618-8613.

For more information on Incyte Diagnostics, visit their website at 

And, for more information on Northwest Specialty Hospital, visit

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Spokane's first Cookie Co. franchise to open on Dec. 3rd

 Cookie Co., a new franchise cookie bakery has been hard at work preparing to open their first location in the Spokane area. In fact, this is also the company's first location in Washington state and is part of an aggressive national expansion by the California based brand.

Credit- Cookie Co. Spokane's Facebook

The shop will be located at 1028 N. Hamilton Suite 190, nearby Gonzaga with indoor ordering and a drive thru offered. The new location will be led by husband-and-wife Adam Le and Dr. Katie Huynh.

 Dr. Huynh is a neurosurgeon, who's humble beginnings as a Vietnamese refugee instilled important life lessons in her including the vital need to give back to the community. For over two years, she has been bringing cookies to the operating room staff as a simple way to say thanks to her invaluable team members. Every week, the staff looks forward to the cookie flavors she chooses, and now they will be able to enjoy the fresh cookies from Cookie Co. made from proprietary recipes.  

The new location will celebrate their grand opening on Sat. Dec. 3rd at 10 am. A raffle will be included at the grand opening event to give away a full year of free cookies to two lucky winners. Cookie Co., the company started in 2020 during the height of the pandemic with cookies sold on Instagram and delivered out of the owner's garage. The company says they use real eggs, real butter, real sugar and no oils or corn syrups.

Cookie Co. began opening locations in April and will have opened 12 new locations by the end of the year. The company is also actively seeking franchise partners, and those interested can find out more by contacting -

For info on the company and the current cookies offered, visit or follow the Spokane location on Facebook at

Monday, November 21, 2022

Hawaiian inspired restaurant called Konala coming to Post Falls

 An exciting new restaurant is coming soon to Post Falls! Konala is planning to open in a brand-new building coming soon to 107 E. 7th, behind the Bunker Bar on parcel where a former BBQ restaurant once stood. In fact, the new business will be locally owned and operated by Trace and Jammie Miller who also own the Bunker Bar and Burger Bunker food truck.

Konala, which is a Hawaiian word for meaning "world ruler" being used by the owners as they want to help change the world one store at a time by offering healthier options for people to eat quickly and conveniently. It is also a combination of their dog's names Kona and Nala, and as dog lovers they plan to have dog treats for dogs brought to the restaurant.

The owners met and lived in Hawaii say they miss the local food. The menu will have many Hawaiian inspired items like teriyaki chicken, grilled steak, salads and poke bowls. It will be healthy fast food with drive thru, an online order pick-up window and outdoor ordering kiosk / seating area.

Architectural firm HDG of Spokane designed the restaurant and the building is being constructed off-site by Xtreme Cubes of Las Vegas who have built many quick service restaurants for national brands. They tell me the building will be 99% complete by the time it's installed on the site in Post Falls. As of the current plan Konala is planning to open for business around March of 2023.

Updates and more will be coming soon on their website 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Charlie's Produce planning large warehouse on the West Plains

 Recently filed building permits and a SEPA application indicate that Seattle based Charlie's Produce is planning to build a new warehouse with cold storage capabilities on the West Plains. The structure will be 84,540 SF total with a 72,000 SF cold storage warehouse and 12,000 SF of office space, all to be built at 6505 W. 40th Ave., just west of Grove Rd. on the West Plains.

We reached out to Charlie's Produce, but they did not reply for comment / project info. However, details filed in public records show the new facility is to be completed on or about October of 2023 with upwards of 150 employees working at the site. The project is estimated to cost $16.8 million with Fisher Construction Group acting as the general contractor.

Charlie's Produce presently operates a warehouse on E. Ferry Ave. in Spokane, which we can assume will be relocated to the new facility following its completion. The company also presently operates other warehouses in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Salt Lake City, Anchorage and Los Angeles. For more information on their company, visit

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Spokane based Mama Torrez Salsa Company announces major West Coast expansion

 Mama Torrez Salsa Company, founded in 2017 in Spokane by Gilda Meyer and her family has announced a new major west coast expansion led by their newly appointed CEO, food industry leader, Chris Hannigan. Hannigan, a second-generation Mexican American said, "I am excited to lead and grow a beloved brand by offering retail partners fresh, authentic salsa & chip products influenced by their rich culinary history of Leon, Mexico".

Hannigan and his team have plans to upgrade and expand the Spokane production facility, enabling them to facilitate their aggressive growth strategy that includes adding 1,000 new retail outlets in the first half of 2023. In a recent release they also indicate that they plan grow the production team and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

The expansion plans at Mama Torrez Salsa are being supported by a capital investment derived from a group of private equity backers of experienced food investors and prominent food executives. 

The salsa's produced by Mama Torrez are based on an age-old family recipe handed down by Gilda's mother, Mama Torrez currently sells six salsas and three different tortilla chips. The salsas and chips all retail for $5.79 and are sold in the refrigerated produce section. Mama Torrez has also been a vendor a several Spokane area shows and farmers markets in recent years.

For more info on Mama Torrez, visit their website-

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Vendor mall, Vibe, coming to the Sprague Union District

 A new business is planning to add to the already cool vibes of the section of E. Sprague, now called the Sprague Union District. Greenacres Vendor Mall has spent the last few years at 16814 E. Sprague in the Spokane Valley but found a new opportunity in the up-and-coming district. They are now planning on re-branding their business and relocating a former furniture store space at 1801 E. Sprague.

The new store will be called Vibe and they indicated in a recent social media post they hope to be open in the space on or about Nov. 25th, with remodeling going on now and a cool new Vibe mural being actively added to the side of their new building. From Nov. 25th though Jan. 20th they plan to operate both stores but will close down the Valley store after that point.

The building they are moving to is a 6000 SF space and was last used by the now closed Rail Creek Furniture. The new store joins a growing number of vintage and secondhand vendors that now call this neighborhood home. 

For more info watch their social media or website at

Large office building planned at Prairie & Ramsey in Hayden

 Late last month involved parties gathered on a parcel at the corner of Prairie & Ramsey Rd in Hayden for the groundbreaking of a new office building. The currently vacant site will soon be home to a new 20,000 SF office building with a few tenants possible.

The building will be on the northeast side of the intersection and already has one committed tenant. Riverstone Dental Care will occupy an 8,000 SF section of the building with 12,000 SF of space now available for lease. Suites will be available from 2,200 SF to 10,000 SF, with use of a shared basement that will have a banquet room / conference center with kitchenette. The site will also include a surface parking area with 133 spaces.

The building will be entirely class A office space and will take advantage of a growing section of the region as several subdivisions and apartment complexes are under construction within a short radius of the site. Additionally, Post Falls based Kinder Prep Learning Center also has a new day care facility under construction now on the parcel directly to the west of this new building.

Silvey Construction is the general contractor for the project with Uptic Studios doing the architectural work. Plans call for the new development to be complete by the fall of 2023. Leasing of the remaining space is being managed by the CCIM Team of Coldwell Banker Commerical Schneidmiller Realty with additional information available on their website-

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Apartment conversion coming to a historic Howard St. building in Downtown Spokane

 More apartments are coming to Downtown Spokane, with an exciting renovation project planned to start soon on N. Howard. Permits are currently pending to convert the upper floors of the building at 220 N. Howard into 8 new apartments. This is the building that houses Steelhead Bar & Grille and Atticus Coffee & Gifts on the street level, these spaces are not affected by the permits and will stay open.

Permits value the project at $500,000 with Spokane based Construction Services listed as the general contractor and Russell C Page Architects shown as performing the agricultural design work for the project.

We reached out the developer and have been told the apartments will be high end with a cool vibe. Although not official yet, they also say the apartments will likely be part market rate units and shorter-term Airbnb type rentals. Plans on file show the units will be a mix of both one- and two-bedroom units.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Sage's Portal, a new tabletop gaming / board game and boba tea cafe opens near Downtown Spokane

 Today is the grand opening for Sage's Portal now open at 611 E. 2nd Suite A, just a few blocks east of Division St. and Downtown Spokane. The new business is a locally owned and operated gaming shop with a cafe inside serving boba tea, pastries and snacks. 

They say the place will be a clean and family friendly environment. The store will also offer a growing board game library available for a small fee and a retail selection of dice and other tabletop gaming accessories. Sage's Portal will celebrate their official grand opening from today (Sat. Oct. 30th) thru Fri. Nov 4th. All week-long customers who buy one boba tea will get the second tea for 50% off. Additionally, they are planning to offer an exciting in-store raffle during the grand opening event.

For further info on Sage's Portal, stop in or check out their website at

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Sandpoint's Burger Dock opens second location in Downtown Coeur d' Alene, and you could win free fries for year!

The Burger Dock is kicking off their grand opening this weekend at their new location at the corner of 4th & Lakeside (200 N. 4th) in Downtown Coeur d' Alene. With roots in Sandpoint,ID, The Burger Dock will offer the same hand-crafted burgers, fries and shakes at their new second location. 

A proudly women-owned and operated business- from left to right: Claire Anderson (co-owner), Savannah Pennington (co-owner) and Jessica Teaford (general manager)

The Burger Dock's Grand Opening weekend lasts Thurs. - Sun and will feature a raffle drawing with exciting prizes including- Branded Burger Dock hats, Schweitzer Mtn. day pass plus a $30 gift card to The Burger Dock's original Sandpoint location and a 4-pack of tickets to skate at Coeur d' Alene on Ice. 

Burger option "The Old Tin Can", which is their take on a classic cheeseburger and a tribute to their roots as a food truck in Sandpoint.

All of this, in addition to a grand prize of free fries for a year (one free order per week - all year long), to be entered in the raffle visit and purchase food from The Burger Dock any time throughout the grand opening weekend and follow The Burger Dock on Instagram. For an additional entry, patrons can take a picture of themselves enjoying any menu item at The Burger Dock and tag @theburgerdock in their post. The winner will be announced on Instagram on Tuesday, November 1st.

The Burger Dock has gained local acclaim in Sandpoint for their original burger recipes, fries from hand-cut potatoes, salads, shakes and rotating beers on tap. Menu items are also available for takeout and online ordering, hours are 11a-8p (closed Wed.) and 11a-9p on Fri. and Sat.. The space features modern rustic decor with nautical touches, multiple TVs for sports viewing, plenty of seating and an outdoor patio.

For further information, including a full menu, visit The Burger Dock online at

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Indigo Urgent Care to open in new building on Ramsey in Coeur d' Alene

 Multicare's Indigo Health brand is coming soon to Coeur d' Alene, with a new Indigo Urgent Care facility planned. The facility is already under construction now in an all-new building being built next to Starbucks in the Crossroads Coeur d' Alene development off of N. Ramsey Rd and nearby I-90.

Rendering of the completed Coeur d' Alene Indigo Urgent Care, Courtesy of Multicare.

The new Indigo Urgent Care building is 4,400 +/- Sq. Foot structure that the new clinic will occupy entirely with a long-term lease. Meridian Construction is the general contractor for the project with architectural design being done by Architectural Ventures.

Staff photo of the building under construction, apologies on the lighting as it was taken at sunset.

This will be the first Indigo Urgent Care location in Idaho, with several locations presently open in the Spokane area and in Western Washington. The company promotes their urgent care locations as convenient option for minor illnesses and injuries. Covid-19 testing is also made available at the company's facilities. 

For more information on Indigo Health, including to sign in online to any one of their locations, check out their website at

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Zozo's Sandwich House to replace the now closed Azar's on N. Monroe

 Azar's was a well-known restaurant serving a menu of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes for 42 years from a building on N. Monroe St. in Spokane. However, the eatery closed for good this past weekend, with the owner now focusing on a real estate career. But the building at 2501 N. Monroe won't sit empty for very long, with a new restaurant planned to be welcoming diners once again by the end of the year, if all goes as planned.

A new locally owned and operated sandwich shop, called Zozo's Sandwich House is planning on taking over the space. They plan to do some upgrades to the building and add new decor before opening for business, likely sometime in December.

The concept of Zozo's will be a little different than most other similar establishments in the area. They tell me they plan to smoke and/or roast most of their meats including turkey, chicken, pork and a variety of cuts of beef. Some east coast style sandwiches will also be included on the menu like Italian roast pork and a variety of chicken and pork cutlet sandwiches, including a Cuban that they say will include a "twist that everyone will love". House made dips a jus will also be available.

In addition to a menu packed full of different sandwiches, Zozo's will also offer up a verity of smash burgers, healthy salad options, scratch made soups and homemade sides like a pickle pasta salad. Beer and wine as well as Vegan and gluten free options will also be available.

For more information on Zozo's Sandwich House, check out these links-



Saturday, October 22, 2022

Golden Rule Brake to open a new location in Post Falls

 Perhaps it's their service, longevity in the community or maybe even the cleaver and witty signs out front of all their locations, Golden Rule Brake is surely one of the most recognizable local business names in the Inland Northwest. And now they are growing and plan to expand with a new location coming soon to Post Falls.

Owner Dallas Low, posing with the coming soon sign now posted on the site in Post Falls.

Golden Rule plans to build a new construction building on the southwest side of the Seltice Way / ID 41 intersection, just off of I-90 in Post Falls. Business owner Dallas Low tells me they hope to break ground at the site in December with a current goal of opening in May of 2023. The Post Falls location will offer 7 work bays, and they do hope to someday to open at least a couple more locations but that is down the road presently. The Post Falls Golden Rule Brake will be the fourth location for business.

Golden Rule Brake was started in Low's Grandfather and his brother all the way back in 1954, meaning the company will celebrate its 69th year in 2023. The business has been family operated ever since, being handed down through generations. Even now, I'm told Low's own son is employed by the company (maybe keeping the tradition going? only time will tell).

For more info on Golden Rule Brake, including their services offered and to set an appointment online, visit their website at-

Your Mom's Soda Shop and Treats opening soon in Mead/North Spokane

 Dirty sodas are on their way to North Spokane! Dirty sodas and a whole lot more in fact will be the specialties of Your Mom's Soda Shop, which is coming soon to the Mt. Spokane/Mead area at 14017 N. Newport Hwy Suite A.

Dirty Sodas are described as fountain sodas that are mixed with syrups and cream to create unique and delicious concoctions. Additionally, the new locally owned business plans to serve mixed energy drinks, Hawaiian shaved ice, cookies, popcorn and nachos. A true snack hang-out paradise.

The business plans to offer both a drive thru and an indoor dining area for about 40 in a fun space with a modern design, a couch and photo op spots. The build out of the space is to begin soon and they hope to be open for business around Jan. or Feb. of 2023. 

Be sure to follow along their progress towards opening on- Instagram- or on Facebook at

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

General Store Ace Hardware now open in Liberty Lake

 The General Store has opened their newest "outpost" at 1425 N. Liberty Lake Rd in Liberty Lake. The store is a 14,825 Sq. Ft retail store operating as part of the Ace Hardware brand.

The store sells items from a variety of departments including tools, plumbing, electrical, paint, automotive, cleaning and more. Additionally, the store offers a garden center and like other locations of The General Store this new location has a small selection of hunting and fishing merchandise.

The General Store also operates 2 other stores in the area, which will also remain open for business. The original at 2424 N. Division and one in Spokane Valley at 1330 N. Argonne Rd.. The Liberty Lake store is currently open Mon-Sat 8-7 and Sun. 9-6. For more info on The General Store and to shop online, visit their website at 

Monday, October 17, 2022

Region's only completely gluten-free restaurant opens a new location, plans to start franchising.

 After seven years of steady growth local eatery, Cole's Bakery & Cafe is poised for expansion with a new location coming to a space near Downtown Spokane and the creation of a franchise program. 

Cole's owner Jeanine Cole Smith has signed an agreement to open a coffee shop in the Catalyst Building at 601 E. Riverside, within the new South Landing Eco-District. The Catalyst Building coffee shop will offer fresh baked goods and grab-and-go items including sandwiches, protein and rice bowls, soups and salads. This location will feature entirely gluten-free foods that are made from scratch using local, seasonal ingredients. The menus will also incorporate items catering to multiple diets including vegan, dairy-free and keto. 

"The vision for the Catalyst Building promoting a clean and sustainable environment aligns well with Cole's focus on clean eating that sustains health," said owner Jeanine. Currently Cole's has already opened for business in the Catalyst Building with a temporary coffee cart to operate until the location's build out is complete. According to building permits on file with the City of Spokane indicate the shop will be just shy of 800 Sq. Ft in size.

In addition to opening a new location, Cole's has also been approved to offer franchise operations in 22 states. Jeanine stated, " from the very beginning it has been our dream to provide franchise opportunities and enable more safe places where individuals and families can share good food, regardless of their dietary needs ". Since establishing her restaurant in August of 2014, Jeanine has been working to develop a supportive framework for future franchisee's. Indvidual's who want to open Cole's restaurants will have access to custom flour blends to use in their restaurants and will get training in cooking techniques and marketing, custom recipes, guidance in how to operate a gluten-free restaurant and extensive online support.

In addition to the new location and franchising, Cole's will continue to operate its original restaurant at 521 E. Holland in North Spokane. This location offers dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru for breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to a variety of sweet treats.

For even more info on Cole's, check out their website at-

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Mixed use project, Millennium North Hill progressing in the Garland District

 At the beginning of this week we did a brief post about the start of construction for Millennium Monroe, a new mixed-use project rising in the 2000 blk of N. Monroe St ( Read that story here! ). But, the locally based developer Millennium Northwest, LLC also has another similar project that's also moving forward only a short distance away within the Garland District.

That project is called Millennium North Hill, and they recently applied for building permits to start construction in the nearish future. A rep. of the developers tells me that they hope to break ground on this project prior to Spring of 2023, with an estimated completion date in Spring of 2024. The site will be on the eastern edge of the Garland Business District at the corner of Garland & Wall (3909 N. Wall) and will incorporate the existing former North Hill Masonic Lodge building into the plan. That building is to remain home to Synergy Real Estate and The North Hill Restaurant just as it does today.

Rendering courtesy of Millennium Northwest,LLC.

Plans call for constructing new plaza space off of Garland, which we're told North Hill restaurant hopes to use at least a portion of the new plaza for food and drink service. An addition of just over 1500 Sq. Ft. would be added to the existing structure and made available as new commercial space and connecting the project's new building with the old.

Behind the Masonic Lodge building will be a new construction building with 4 story's and 60 newly created apartments. And, just like the Millenium Monroe project, the North Hill development will have Baker Construction & Development acting as the general contractor and Bernardo Wills Architects doing the architectural work for the project.

As always, we plan to keep track of this project throughout its progression so stay tuned!

Monday, October 10, 2022

New fast casual seafood restaurant, Fish On now open in Rathdrum

A new locally owned fast casual seafood restaurant called Fish On is now open in Rathdrum. The restaurant is located at 6613 Commercial Park Ave. , just off of Hwy. 53 and near the Super 1 grocery store.

^ Photos provided by local fishermen. ^

The business has an indoor dining area for 49 and an 8-seat bar serving beer and wine, take out is also available. The menu consists of entrees like "fish on tacos", their own take on fish and chips, a poke bowl, creole octopus sandwich and a whole lot more.

For more info on Fish On, including a look at the menu check out their website at or on Instagram

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Ground broken for Millennium Monroe; a new mixed-use project on N. Monroe St.

 Last week a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new project that will add more housing to Spokane and forever change a part of N. Monroe St. . That project is called Millennium Monroe and will be a project of local developer Millennium Northwest,LLC. , that also is planning a similar project in the Garland District, which will be included in a post of its own soon on this site.

Renderings courtesy of Millennium Northwest, LLC. 

Millenium Monroe will be located in the 2000 block of N. Monroe with a new building to be built at 2002 N. Monroe and an extensive remodel of the former car dealership / auction business next door at 2020 N. Monroe. 

The project will be built in phases with the first phase consisting of 46 apartments in the building at 2002 N. Monroe with an estimated completion date of early fall of 2023. Once fully built out the building at 2002 will consist of 80+ apartments and 3000 Sq Ft. of new commercial space on the ground floor. Altogether they hope to have both phases complete and open by the Spring of 2024.

Next door at 2020 N. Monroe plans call for converting the 30,000 Sq. Ft building into new commercial and warehouse space. A portion of this building will be occupied by Indaba Coffee, who intends to open a coffee shop and new headquarters / roasting operations there. Construction on this section of the project is currently planned to begin construction around the summer of 2023. The developers tell me they are already in negations with a number of businesses to potentially lease the remaining commercial spaces.

Baker Construction & Development will be the general contractor at Millennium Monroe, with Bernardo Wills Architects preforming the architectural design work.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Liberty Lake Juice Company opens new location in Downtown Spokane

 Locally owned Liberty Lake Juice Company is growing and is now open at their new location in Downtown Spokane. This location can be found at 180 S. Howard, at the corner of Howard & Second, additionally their original location at 1334 N. Liberty Lake Rd. in Liberty Lake is also still open for business.

According to their website Liberty Lake Juice Company serves raw fresh-pressed juices, superfood packed smoothies, Acai bowls, organic matcha green tea, lattes and organic superfood hot cocoa. They also tell me they hope to make additions to their menu in the coming months to include items like salads, power/protein balls, etc...

The business is planning to celebrate a grand opening of the new Downtown Spokane location on Oct. 15th, although they are technically open now and they offer online ordering at both locations.

For more information on Liberty Lake Juice Company and to see their menu, visit