Attorney to relocate to One Rock Pointe
Spokane attorney Kenneth J. Albrecht says he has leased a space in the Rock Pointe Corporate Center north of downtown and will move his law practice there at the end of this month from a smaller space at the east end of the city's core.
Albrecht says his three-person firm will occupy a 550-square-foot space on the lower level of the One Rock Pointe building, at 1212 N. Washington. It currently is located in a 450-square-foot space on the fifth floor of a building at 202 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Albrecht is the firm's only attorney. Other staff members include a paralegal and a receptionist. A Montana native and Gonzaga University law school graduate, Albrecht has been practicing in Spokane since 1990. He says his practice emphasizes personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance law matters.
Indoor play facility to move to Division
Spokane-based Four Kids LLC, doing business as Jump-N-Party, has leased a larger facility along north Division Street and plans to move there by early October.
The business provides an indoor playground for children, with eight large vinyl inflatables that include a bounce house, slide, and obstacle course. It will move to a 10,000-square-foot space in Northgate Shopping Center, at 7410 N. Division, from its present quarters at 1605 E. Lyons, says Marie Rickards, who owns the business with her husband, Ralph Rickards.
Rickards says Jump-N-Party will share a lobby with another business, Dynamic Gymnastics, but they will operate in separate spaces inside of a nearly 22,000-square-foot building.
Jump-N-Party employs three people in addition to the owners.
Rickards says Jump-N-Party occupies 6,000 square feet of floor space, at its current location so the move into a larger space will enable the business to offer simultaneous services.
"The old facility had limited space, so we couldn't do a private party at the same time as we had drop-in customers, and with this one we can," she says. "We plan on growing our choices for parties."
The business charges a drop-in fee of $6 an hour for children under 12. It also offers different party packages that range in price from $110 to $295, depending on what the business supplies for the party.
Troy and Linda Allen, who own the building through Spokane-based Snowbird Division LLC, handled the lease.
New Zanie's outlet opens in the Valley
IT House Inc., which operates a Zanie's retail store at 1214 W. Knox on Spokane's North Side, has opened a Spokane Valley outlet in a 2,700-square-foot leased space at 12928 E. Indiana, says Shane Savage, who manages the stores.
IT House is owned by Savage's parents, Robert and Renee Salib, of Spokane.
Zanie's has been in business here since 1972. Zanie's stores sell incense and incense holders, e-cigarettes and other tobacco supplies, body jewelry, books and DVDs, stickers, and a variety of other accessories, Savage says. The two stores together employ 10 people.
Savage says the only remodeling needed at the new location was some painting, and it was done by Zanie's employees. He says his parents have wanted to open a second location for some time, but until recently didn't have enough employees to do so. He says that part of the reason for choosing the the east Indiana Avenue location was to attract customers driving on nearby Interstate 90.
Taco restaurant, bar set to open downtown
Borracho Tacos & Tequileria, operated by Shalamalamadingdong LLC intends to open the last weekend of September in the former Ugly Bettie's location at 211 N. Division downtown.
The 3,400-square-foot restaurant and bar will offer Mexican food and custom tequilas infused with flavors like cinnamon and orange. The business also will be aging its own tequila, says operations manager Jason Martinez.
Borracho is owned by Jeremy Tangen, who is also co-owner of neighboring business Fast Eddie's Bar & Grill and the South Hill bar Press Public House.
Tangen is doing extensive remodeling on the site, but Martinez declines to disclose a cost for the improvements.
Martinez says Borracho will have 10 to 12 different tequilas, infused with flavors like orange, cinnamon, and even bacon.
The food will be kept simple, he says.
"There won't be a lot of knife and forks involved," he says. "It'll be like a taco truck on steroids."
The restaurant also will feature a 3,000-square-foot outdoor patio seating space with fire pits and a full bar.
Borracho will open with a staff of 16, says Martinez.
Corner Booth Media plans downtown move
Spokane-based Corner Booth Media Inc., a video production company for television and website content, plans to move by Oct. 1 into a new space downtown.
The company has leased about 1,000 square feet of floor space at 114 W. Pacific, and will relocate there from similar-sized quarters at 122 S. Monroe, says Karen Orvik, business manager.
The company's new location will offer a better design for providing video services, in a multitenant retail building being renovated for other small businesses, Orvik says.
"We're excited because other creative firms are moving into the same area," she says.
Started in 2001 as Corner Booth Productions Inc., the company's name changed to Corner Booth Media in 2008. The company films and produces television commercials, website videos, and corporate training videos, and does marketing consulting for video strategy. It has five employees, including sole owner Frank Swoboda.
Orvik says the majority of the business's customers are in Spokane, including such clients as Gonzaga University and Greater Spokane Incorporated.
Geno's re-opening with new ownership
Spokane restaurant Geno's, which was damaged in June by a fire that started in a neighboring building , will be re-opening under new owners Brad Fosseen, Jeff Meagher, Marshall Powell, and John Grollmus by the middle of October.
The 3,500-square-foot establishment, located at 1414 N. Hamilton, will have a pub menu similar to the new owners' other restaurants.
The new owners also own Moon Time, in Coeur d'Alene; The Porch, in Hayden; The Elk and El Que restaurants, in Browne's Addition neighborhood west of downtown; and The Two Seven Public House, on Spokane's South Hill. The four bought the assets of the former Geno's restaurant on Aug. 20. The business will operate under the formal name of Geno's Pub Inc.
Once reopened, Geno's will have 25 employees, Grollmus says.
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