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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Renovations and new tenants coming to N. Monroe building

 A well-known building on N. Monroe St. has a new owner and new businesses are coming. SVN Cornerstone broker Guy D. Byrd represented the seller in the recent sale of 1401 N. Monroe, formerly used by Empire Office Furniture and Kelley Imaging. Shannon Tenney and Justin Folkins of Rencorp Realty represented the buyers in said transaction.

Empire Office Furniture has used the building since their businesses opening in 1993, but owners Bob and Michelle Tweedy decided to retire and close the business at the end of 2021. Also, Kelley Imaging recently relocated their operations to a new site in Post Falls.

Included in the sale was also a building at 1014 W. Sinto, which will continue to be used as a vacation rental. The main building is to receive renovations and will be used in part by the new owner's businesses, Scanned Media Creative Marketing, Spokane Salad Delivery, LLC and BooKoo Chef, which is a new start-up that the owners told our friends over at the Spokane Journal of Business will be a platform to connect clients to private chefs. With the new food service tenants, a commercial kitchen will need to be added to the building during the renovations.

The building offers about 14,000 square feet of space in total, Scanned Media and their sister business will occupy most of it. However, after renovations are complete, two new spaces will come available for lease by other businesses. One being 2,500 SF and a 4,000 SF space facing Sinto but very visible from traffic heading northbound on N. Monroe.

The new businesses are to move into the building by March or April, according to write up mentioned in the Spokesman-Review. The companies are moving to the N. Monroe site from leased space within a office building at 400 S. Jefferson. Scanned Media provides branding, photography, web design and marketing. For more info on their company, visit their website at-