Angler's auto service opens Valley outlet
Wenatchee-based Angler's Auto Service LLC has expanded by opening a repair shop in Spokane Valley, its second such outlet.
Les Billings, manager of the new Spokane Valley shop, says it opened in September in a seven-bay structure at 15220 E. Sprague that previously housed a tire and automotive-service business. The structure had been vacant for more than a year, he says.
Angler's Auto offers services that include tune-ups, oil changes, alignments, and repair and maintenance work for shocks and brakes, among others.
The new Angler's Auto here employs five people.
Billings says owner Ken Traikovich, who is based in Wenatchee, has operated the original Angler's Auto Service in Wenatchee for about three years. The Spokane Valley shop plans to keep its labor and parts priced competitively, he says.
Perry farmers market to stay open indoors
The South Perry District farmers market will move indoors Nov. 1 for an extended season, operating each Thursday afternoon through December, and after a two-month break, remaining inside from March 1 until June when the market returns outdoors.
The indoor Thursday market will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 915 S. Perry. The regular summer market runs from the first week in June until the end of October and is located across the street, at 924 S. Perry.
Vendor booths for the indoor venue will total about 15, says Karyna Hamilton, market manager. The items will include lettuce, garlic, beets, potatoes, carrots, onions, squash, apples, pears, meats, and eggs. Other vendors will carry honey, jams, soap, jewelry, and crafts.
"We're looking for some additional vendors to support some holiday shopping as well," Hamilton says. "We will have some live music, which will be a first for the indoor market."
Pizza eatery opens in Whitworth Square
Matt and Mi-Mi Heilman, owners of McClain's Pizzeria-Heilmans LLC, have opened a restaurant in the Whitworth Square retail center, at 10208 N. Division on Spokane's North Side.
McClain's Pizzeria is modeled after an eatery with the same name in Hailey, Idaho, that's operated by the Heilmans' friends, McClain and Robyn Balmer.
"We bought the name and recipes from him (McClain Balmer) and opened here, but it's not a franchise," Matt Heilman says.
McClain Balmer's parents previously owned a family business called Village Pizza in Roslyn, Wash., where the recipes were first used. Heilman says the Balmers are currently in Mandeville, La., to open a third McClain's Pizzeria this month.
Matt Heilman says McClain's Pizzeria here offers traditional pizzas and a few specialty ones, including the Roslyn Pizza, with Canadian bacon, cashews, garlic, and artichokes. It also has a full bar and 12 beers are on tap.
The 2,600-square-foot eatery offers take-out in addition to dine-in seating, but it doesn't provide delivery. The restaurant has 16 employees, including the Heilmans.
Previously, Matt Heilman worked for 22 years for Subway, most recently as a general manager of 10 Spokane-area Subway restaurant outlets. Mi-Mi Heilman also was previously a Subway manager.
Two Wheel Transit to move next month
Abbotts Forshag Investment LLC, operating as Two Wheel Transit Bicycles, has leased about 5,000 square feet of space at 817 S. Perry, with plans to relocate there from its downtown location by mid-November.
Geoff Forshag and Bruce Abbotts have been co-owners of the bicycle shop at 1405 W. First since purchasing the business three years ago.
Forshag says the new location, which was formerly part of a grocery store, is being remodeled by the building owners, and Two Wheel Transit Bicycles will occupy just under half of the space. Roughly 6,000 square feet of space is still available, Forshag says.
The interior remodel includes wall construction to create the two different retail spaces at the location and upgrades to lighting and mechanics, Forshag says.
The new location is comparable in size to its current downtown space, but Forshag says the South Perry location will provide a larger amount of retail space, adding that the retail space will resemble more of a showroom, rather than being broken up into two rooms, as is currently the case. Sixty percent of the new space will be devoted to retail, compared with 40 percent currently.
The company employs four full-time people in addition to Forshag and Abbotts.
Jeff Johnson, Stephen Pohl, and Mike King, all of NAI Black, handled the lease.
Recycle Techs moves to larger Valley space
Recycle Techs, a Spokane Valley-based computer recycling company that also offers used-computer sales and repair, has leased a pair of buildings at 6810 E. Appleway Blvd. and has moved its main shop there.
Hugh Gray, an executive technician at Recycle Techs, says the two buildings have a total of about 9,500 square feet of floor space and previously housed an automotive-detail shop. Opened in mid-September, the complex includes a 5,000-square-foot store and a 4,500-square-foot recycling center.
The company previously had been located in a 5,000-square-foot space at 12928 E. Indiana, Gray says.
Started seven years ago and owned by Spokane's Erik Bisiar, Recycle Techs employs seven people, all of whom work at the Valley location and some of whom split time between that location and the company's 3,000-square-foot store at 3601 N. Nevada, on Spokane's North Side, Gray says.
Approved by Washington state as an e-waste collector, Recycle Techs either destroys or refurbishes the computers it takes in. The company's website says that all recycled products are dismantled in the shop, and the parts are sent to a state-approved precious metal extractor.
Country-theme store opens
Dianna Chelf and her daughter, Fielding Chelf, have opened a boutique called Two Women Vintage Goods Urban Farm House, on the western edge of downtown Spokane.
The store is located at 112 S. Cedar and carries antiques, new gifts, craft items, and jewelry.
"We have more of a farmhouse country theme, what you might have used in a farmhouse at the turn of the century," Dianna Chelf says. "We have some primitive, some Victorian. It's a good mix."
She says she and her daughter are artists who create some of the items sold in their store. She makes folk-art pieces, and her daughter creates jewelry with gemstones. The store takes slightly more than 2,000 square feet of leased space and is next door to the Carousel vintage clothing store.
The Chelfs are currently the store's only two employees.
The pair previously operated a boutique out of a barn next to the family's residence in Spangle, Wash. After operating the store about five years there, Dianna Chelf says they decided to move it to Spokane to reduce the distance customers had to travel and to avoid closure during winter months.
She says she and her daughter plan to continue hosting two annual specialty shows outside of Spokane, one called Two Women Barn Bazaar on the Spangle property, and another called Two Women Country Christmas, held at the Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S. Palouse Highway.
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