Eco-friendly cleaning service opens here
Eco-Green Kleening Solutions LLC, a carpet cleaning and janitorial service that uses "green" cleaning products rather than those that contain potentially harsh chemicals, has begun operating here, says Jeramey Dehut, the business's operations manager.
Eco-Green, which operates out of a space at 208 W. Koren, uses products made with ingredients such as vinegar and enzymes from oranges, says Dehut. He says he also utilizes steam that can reach 300 degrees in temperature to remove stains from carpet effectively.
Conventional cleaning products contain chemicals that can contaminate the environment if they seep into the ground or are poured down the drain, says Dehut, who asserts that the products Eco-Green uses are more environmentally friendly than conventional products.
The business's offerings include janitorial, carpet cleaning, and maid services for commercial and residential clients, as well as some automobile detailing.
Eco-Green employs three people here.
North Idaho design showroom moves
Lake Forest Interior Design Center, a North Idaho business that specializes in carpet, tile, hardwood flooring, window coverings, and upholstery fabrics, has moved into a 4,300-square-foot space at 9245 N. Government Way, in Hayden, says owner Bob Legasa.
For the last 15 years the business had been at 7680 N. Government Way, where it occupied about 3,000 square feet of floor space, he says.
Lake Forest employs six people at the showroom, and works with about 20 subcontractors regularly that handle installation and remodel projects for the design company's customers, says Legasa.
Wonderland center adds bumper boats
Wonderland Family Fun Center, an amusement business at 105 N. Division that features arcade games, laser tag, motorized go-carts, batting cages, and 36 holes of miniature golf, has added bumper boats to its offerings, says a press release issued by the business.
The boats are fitted with inflatable tubing that allows operators to crash them into one another in a fashion similar to the classic carnival bumper cars. The bumper boats are equipped with squirt guns and riders can shoot water at their fellow boaters.
Wonderland is open seven days a week and is able to accommodate large parties. It offers food items such as pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs.
Crazy G's occupies Sourdough Place spot
Crazy G's, a new eatery specializing in burgers, cheesesteak sandwiches, and hot dogs, has opened in an 1,800-square-foot space at 821 N. Division that previously housed The Sourdough Place, says Chris Swiss, who owns the business with her husband, Garry.
Swiss says Crazy G's is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and employs 12 people.
Crazy G's burgers, which feature names such as "Super Crazy" and "Certifiably Crazy," are made with six-ounce Angus beef patties and can be topped with items such as bacon, pastrami, sauted mushrooms or jalapenos, or an assortment of cheeses, says Swiss.
Swiss says that she and her husband have filed an application with the Washington state Liquor Control Board to serve beer and wine, and they expect it to be approved shortly.
She says they've repainted the walls and decorated the space with old pictures of the Spokane area. No other remodeling work was required, she says.
Real estate agency opens on west Third
DeCaro & Associates Real Estate, a family-owned real estate agency, has begun operating here in a space at 327 W. Third, says Frank DeCaro, a licensed broker and co-owner of the business.
The agency's services include residential and commercial property sales and property management, DeCaro says.
He says the agency currently has five agents, but he'd like to grow it to 50 to 60 agents.
DeCaro has experience in commercial property sales, real estate investing, and property management, and says his son, Nicholas, also is working at the agency and has many years of experience in the real estate industry. The younger DeCaro heads up the agency's commercial property division, and says the business currently is focused on serving clients in the Spokane market, but is looking to expand into North Idaho before long.
Spokane Valley salon buys building, to move
Monique's Salon, a hair studio and nonsurgical hair-replacement center, plans to move into an about 6,000-square-foot, two-story building at 10 N. Evergreen from a smaller space at 12016 E. Sprague, says Monique Smith, the business's owner.
Smith says she and her husband have purchased the building, and the move, which is expected to occur in September, will triple the salon's size.
The cost of renovating the new space will exceed $400,000, Smith says. Steven A. Meek Architects Corp., of Spokane, designed the remodel, and WAM Construction Inc., of Spokane, will be the general contractor on the project.
The salon's new location will feature additional styling stations and tanning beds, as well as massage services and an expanded area for hair-loss treatments, says Smith. Those treatments include the use of wigs, shampoos, and hair extensions.
Smith, who also operates a salon in Bellevue, says she expects the Spokane Valley salon to jump from six employees to around 30 once the move is complete.
New delivery service begins operating here
Spokane Delivery Service, a new courier and delivery business serving the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene areas, has begun operating here, says Sean Seale, a spokesman for the business. He says his son, Anthony, owns the business and runs it from his home in Liberty Lake.
Seale says that Spokane Delivery can pick up or deliver practically any item, including packages, groceries, documents, dry cleaning, and prescription medications.
The service costs $14.99 with advance notice, or $19.99 for same-day service requests. Regular customers are eligible for discounts, says Seale. Customers can place delivery orders by calling the business directly or on its Web site at www.spokanedeliveryservice.com.
The service employs three drivers.
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