Hayden bar and grill completes remodel
Meyer Entertainment LLC, doing business as Razzle's Bar & Grill in Hayden, recently started offering lunches and dinners after completing a kitchen remodel.
Business owner Michelle Meyer says the latest project wraps up a major renovation to the 4,000-square-foot building that started in fall 2010. She launched the bar portion of Razzle's, at 10325 N. Government Way, last fall.
Overall, Meyer says the business has invested more than $500,000 toward the upgrades and the building, using a U.S. Small Business Administration loan through Mountain West Bank. Auten Builders, of Coeur d'Alene, was the contractor. Russell C. Page Architects PS, of Spokane, did the design work.
The remodeling involved a bar area of about 2,500 square feet of floor space with seating for about 190 people, a dance floor, and a kitchen with about 1,000 square feet. Within the remaining space, she says she hopes to create a game room in about a year.
With the opening of the kitchen and food service, Meyer says the business now has six employees, three of whom work full time.
Razzle's caters to customers ages 21 and older, Meyer says, with a full-service bar, 13 beers on tap, live music, Karaoke, pool, and darts. Meyer says she hopes to open for breakfast by this summer.
Acupuncture practice opens in Valley space
Brett Running has opened Spokane Acupuncture LLC in the Pinestone Business Center, at 2312 N. Cherry, in Spokane Valley.
A law firm previously occupied the 900-square-foot leased space, Running says.
The office will offer traditional acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure, and nutrition services. It also offers laser acupuncture, which uses a non-invasive, low-power cold laser to stimulate acupuncture points on the body, Running says. He says the services stem from East Asian medical practices and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from pain and injury to sleep dysfunction and stress-related ailments.
He says he plans to hire a full-time employee and a part-time employee within the next year.
Running received a master's degree and doctorate degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, of Portland. He has had a license to practice since 2009. Before opening Spokane Acupuncture, Running completed a two-year residency at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic.
Standard Plumbing remodels, expands
Standard Plumbing Heating Controls is remodeling and expanding its building at 10419 E. Trent in Spokane Valley.
Bryan Johnson, who owns Standard Plumbing with Wes Schmidt, says the project will add 1,200 square feet of floor space to the building, giving it a total of about 2,600 square feet. He estimates the entire project will cost about $250,000 and should be finished by the end of June.
Johnson says the plan is to update the existing building and add additional space for offices and training, to teach customers how to operate complex controls.
Standard Plumbing has been in business for more than 35 years and sells, installs, and maintains mechanical control systems. It currently employs 18 people, and it plans to hire a few more people after the remodel is finished, Johnson says.
North Side therapist moves her practice
Envision Integrated Therapies, a mental health practice operated by Steffie Genevieve, has leased and moved earlier this month into 1,200 square feet of leased office space at 10015 N. Division, on Spokane's North Side.
The therapy practice previously had been located in shared office space nearby, at 10103 N. Division.
Genevieve says the move will help the practice fulfill criteria to become state certified to provide driving-under-the-influence assessments, through which she will meet with people charged with DUI and recommend action to the court. She can perform private assessments now, but the court might not accept them without the state certification, she says.
The practice previously shared space with Molly Phillips, a mental health therapist, and Genevieve says she moved the practice into bigger space to meet one of the requirements for DUI certification.
Genevieve has been in private practice for two years and has been a practicing therapist for 14 years. She currently offers therapy, coaching, and substance abuse services, and says she plans to add more mental health services.
Drug research concern moves, doubles space
Frontier Institute, a branch of Frontier Behavioral Health, formerly Spokane Mental Health, has leased and moved into about 4,000 square feet of leased space in the Jefferson Building, at 400 S. Jefferson, just southwest of downtown.
Melissa Hampton, Frontier Institute's operations manager, says the new space is almost double the size of its previous location, which was located in the Deaconess Medical Office Building, at 800 W. Fifth.
Frontier Institute conducts psychiatric clinical trials mostly focused on pharmaceuticals, Hampton says. The research is for drugs for which U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval is being sought, for efficacy trials to show the FDA whether they are effective, and for continued research on medication already on the market to find alternate uses, she says.
In operation since February of 2009, the organization started with three employees and has increased to six. Hampton says it likely will add additional employees in the future as business increases.
Insurance agency moves to new space
Kathy Fontana, owner of Kathleen Fontana Agency, has moved the insurance business from 624 W. Hastings, on Spokane's North Side, to a new building at 9708 N. Nevada, where the agency has leased 350 square feet of office space.
Fontana is an independent insurance agent for Farmers Insurance Group. She says she sells multiple lines of insurance, including property, casualty, life, health, and commercial. Before becoming an independent insurance agent, she was a district manager with Farmers Insurance.
Two part-time employees work at the agency, and Fontana says she plans to hire a full-time employee in the next few months.
Dick Edwards and Kevin Edwards, both of Spokane-based Hawkins Edwards Inc., handled the lease.
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