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Shopping center set on U.S. 2 in Mead area

Spokane developer Joe Stanek says he is developing a $7 million to $8 million shopping center at the northwest corner of U.S. 2 and Mount Spokane Park Drive in the Mead area that apparently will be anchored by an Albertsons Inc. project, be...

Focus 21 to allocate $882,000

Focus 21, Spokanes new five-year economic-development effort, has allocated $882,000 for projects aimed at achieving its goal of creating 10,000 good-paying jobs here between 1997 and 2002. One of the projects involves development of a A...

Parking-lot peddlers push plenty

Randy May sits quietly next to his pickup and trailer, watching traffic at one of Spokanes busiest intersections whiz by. Occasionally, he catches someone pointing at one of the dozens of birdhouses lined up on a row of tables in front a...

Industrial, office park eyed

A company headed by Spokane builder and developer John G. Miller hopes to begin development next month on the first phase of an estimated $16 million light-industrial and office park near the former Walk in the Wild Zoo site in the Spokane be...

Trustee to sell Evergreen Valley retirement facility

Ameracare Inc., the Spokane company that developed and operates Evergreen Valley Retirement Center, allegedly is in default on two loans, and property on Evergreen where the retirement facility is located is slated to be sold in a trustees sale a...

Steakhouse closes outlet on Mission

Chapter Eleven Inc., of Spokane, has closed the doors of its last restaurant here at the northeast corner of Ruby Street and Mission Avenue.Vern Byrd, of Byrd Real Estate Group LLC, who is the listing agent for the restaurant business, says the...

Bond sale would facilitate rehab facility on Garland

A proposed 72-bed, drug-and-alcohol-recovery facility to be located at 3422 W. Garland in North Spokane is among several projects being recommended for tax-exempt bond financing by the staff of the state Housing Finance Commission.The projects a...

Center Partners believed keen on second operation

Just months after opening a Coeur dAlene call center, Center Partners, of Fort Collins, Colo., already is one of Kootenai Countys largest private-sector employersand it could be getting bigger. Although there is no official word, many to a...

$9 million bond sale set for blood bank building

A state agency will issue nearly $9 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds next month to finance the construction of a new headquarters building here for the Inland Northwest Blood Center.Excavation for the new center already is under way on a site...

Giving new life to outboards

Need a water pump impeller for a 1974 9.8-horsepower Mercury outboard motor? How about new ignition coils for a 57 Johnson trolling motor or a switch box for a 79 115-horse Mercury outboard?Vintage Outboard & Marine Supply, a 4-year-old that...

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