Mobile real estate team changes affiliation
Joe and Julie Ann Young, a Spokane husband-wife real estate team, have changed their affiliation from Windermere Real Estate/Cornerstone to Re/Max of Spokane.
Julie Anne Young says she and her husband decided to make the switch in June to fit their needs better and also to promote their mobile real estate office better.
The couple owns a 21-foot-long recreational vehicle that has been converted into a mobile real estate office, in which clients can preview homes on a flat screen TV and tour neighborhoods usually in a comfortable setting, Young says.
She and her husband also can process documents over a wireless Internet connection from within the RV if a client decides to make an offer on a home.
She says the Re/Max office has helped the couple get the word out about their services, which have taken time to catch on in the area since they started using the mobile office about two years ago.
The Youngs have worked in the real estate market for about six years.
Fiber arts store moving to West Indiana location
A family owned weaving, knitting, and spinning store named Paradise Fibers is moving from an 8,000-square-foot space at 1101 N. Thor to a 10,000-square-foot space at 225 W. Indiana.
Paradise Fibers sells at its retail store and on the Internet yarn, spinning wheels, weaving looms, and other items related to what's called fiber arts. It also provides classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting. Co-owner Travis Romine says most of the store's walk-in customers find it through the Internet.
Romine says that in addition to Paradise Fibers, the family has operated a machine shop and a recording studio at the Thor location since 1991, but the owners of the building wanted to take part of the space the business was occupying, so the owners of the store decided to move it.
The machine shop has closed, but Romine continues to operate Sack Lunch Recording Studio on a limited basis, and he may operate it from the Indiana location in the future, he says.
Paradise Fibers will add an employee after the move, Romine says. He expects the move to be completed by late October.
Dental practice adds North Spokane office
Collins Family Dentistry, which has operated in Cheney for 30 years, has opened a location on Spokane's North Side.
Dr. Chris Collins and his father, Dr. Ken M. Collins, who own Collins Family Dentistry, bought the building at 15 E. Central in 2007 as investment property, but decided to move to the space when they lost a tenant there, Chris Collins says. That tenant, Dr. Steven Aeschliman, a periodontist, built his own office, at 9708 N. Nevada, and moved.
Collins Family Dentistry had quite a few patients traveling from Spokane to its Cheney office, at 1841 First Street, for dental care, he says. The practice also is the official dentist of the Spokane Shock arena football team.
Jason Jongeward Construction & Development, of Spokane, did remodeling of the new space, which cost about $240,000, Collins says. The work, which began last summer, involved installation of new equipment, masonry work, and painting.
Collins Family Dentistry is now seeing patients at its new office Monday through Thursday, and continues to see patients at its Cheney office Monday through Friday, Collins says.
Dr. Ryan Love also sees patients in the practice. He graduated from dental school last fall, Collins says.
Dr. Kenneth J. Collins, another son of Ken M. Collins, has a separate dental practice at 3151 East 28th, on Spokane's South Hill.
Eclectic Gifts finds SoDo district home
Eclectic Gifts LLC is moving from its current location in Liberty Lake, at 23801 E. Appleway, to what is now being referred to as the SoDo District on West Second Avenue in downtown Spokane.
The shop, which sells gift baskets, wine, wine accessories, kitchen items, cards, and gourmet food, will reopen at its new location, at 301 W. Second, in early November, says owner Sharon Lucas.
Lucas says she decided to move the business downtown because she felt it would bring more people into the shop. She says the store has been located in a 1,400-square-foot space on the outskirts of Liberty Lake since it opened in 2000.
"I think we will all benefit from each other down there," she says of the business's new location. The SoDo District refers to "south of downtown."
The downtown location is less than half the size of the store's Liberty Lake space, at 650 square feet, but Lucas says many of the larger display pieces in the store won't move downtown because they belong to the store's former owners.
Lucas says she has owned the gift shop for about a year and a half, and bought the business when its original owners decided to sell it and retire.
Eclectic Gifts has two other employees besides Lucas, and she says she also will employ a seasonal worker during the holiday shopping season.
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