Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware plans to move this summer—again.
It will be the second move for the independent hardware store this year.
The store’s permanent location will be in a 12,000-square-foot structure under construction about a half-mile southeast of its current site, says Matt Smith, the store’s manager.
The new site is adjacent to the Rathdrum branch of Columbia Bank, which is at 6878 state Route 53, on the north side of a Super 1 Foods supermarket parking lot.
Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, is the contractor on the project, and Wolfe Architectural Group PS, also of Spokane, designed it, Smith says. He declines to disclose the project value.
The project will be ready for Rathdrum Trading Post to occupy in July, he says.
The store has 13 employees, including four who were hired in anticipation of the move, Smith says.
Rathdrum Trading Post originally was located in a 10,000-square-foot space in the Stein’s Market-anchored shopping center at 16484 state Route 41, where it opened in 2013, Smith says.
The hardware store had to move into smaller, temporary quarters in the shopping center, when its lease expired earlier this spring.
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