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How Salty’s deal came down

Spokane city officials knew they had a tiger by the tail when the city became interested in buying the Saltys at the Falls restaurant property while Saltys owner was negotiating to lease the site to Clinkerdagger Restaurant.The city, in a 30...

Surgeons here cut holes in heart to ease angina

For the past nine months, Spokane cardiac surgeons have been performing an investigational procedure in which they use a laser to pierce the hearts of patients to relieve a serious form of angina, or chest pain.The surgeons, Samuel Selinger, and...

University of Idaho refines Post Falls plans

The University of Idaho is moving forward with plans to help develop a research and training park on land near Riverbend Commerce Park, in Post Falls, says university President Bob Hoover.Hoover says that if the university satisfactorily 12 the...

Spokane Valley Plaza work to begin shortly

Summit Property Development says it expects to begin work shortly on a 30,000-square-foot, multitenant building in the Spokane Valley Plaza, a power center anchored by Wal-Mart and located just south of Interstate 90 and east of Sullivan Harding, &...

Bids sought for two Circuit City stores here

A general contractor hired by Circuit City Inc., a Richmond, Va.-based retail chain, has called for and received subcontractor bids for two consumer-electronics stores it plans to build in the Spokane area this year for Circuit City.Jerry of the...

Health-care chain has big plans

HealthSouth Corp., a fast-growing, Birmingham, Ala.-based health-care provider is entering the Spokane-area market in an aggressive way, with recent acquisitions and future plans.The big, 13-year-old company, whose main line of business is a of...

Coeur sinks its pick into better diggings

After years of battling dwindling precious-metals prices, dimming U.S. exploration prospects, and a decline in its own share price, Coeur dAlene Mines Corp. might have unearthed richer diggings.The company says that two mineral deposits in the...

Coldwater takes new sales tack

Coldwater Creek Inc., the big Sandpoint-based retailer, has adopted two new merchandising strategies designed to blunt the impact that the weather can have on its sales.Under one strategy, called buy now, wear now, Coldwater Creek is of and...

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