Spokane Journal of Business

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‘Spec’ industrial building going up

Garco Development Services, of Spokane, is developing a speculative, 36,000-square-foot industrial building at Liberty Lake for a California investor.The two-story, concrete-walled structure is being erected at the far east end of Metropolitan &...

Schweitzer mulls adding second ‘six-pack’ chair

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located near Sandpoint, is drawing up plans to install a second high-speed, six-person chairlift on the ski hill this summer, although it wont decide whether to do so until April. The proposed $3.2 million project a...

Three more stores on plan for Valley Mall strip center

A proposed retail strip center west of the Spokane Valley Mall might house T.J. Maxx, Sportsmans Warehouse, and Linens n Things outlets, according to a grading-permit application that Salt Lake City-based mall owner JP Realty Inc. has filed in...

Michael Nowling to buy home health-care entity

Michael Nowling, who last month resigned his post as president of the Heart Institute of Spokane, has signed a letter of intent to buy the assets of Family Home Care, a Spokane home health-care provider with nearly 200 employees.Nowling has to &...

L-P mill site likely sold to Spokane buyer

A Spokane developer has agreed to buy the former Louisiana-Pacific Corp. mill site in Post Falls for $1.7 million, the real estate broker who is handling the planned transaction says.The Hayden Lake-based broker, Bill Robinette, of Coeur Banker...

BFGoodrich to double employment this year

BFGoodrich Aerospace, a division of the big Charlotte, N.C.-based BFGoodrich Co. that makes carbon brake disks for aircraft brakes at its West Plains plant, expects to double its employment here this year to more than 100 employees.Ben Duncan, a...

Airport, FedEx negotiate plans for cargo facility

Spokane Airports is negotiating with FedEx Corp., of Memphis, Tenn., to build a 120,000-square-foot, cargo-sorting facility at Spokane International Airport Business Park, says Spokane Airports CEO John Morrison.The big shipping company wants to...

Serving up wursts and Gruyere

Good luck trying to find a parking spot at Alpine Deli during the noon hour, when hungry patrons converge to devour the delicatessens German sausages, traditional cold cuts and salami, Swiss and Dutch cheeses, potato salads, and hearty European a...

Rents rise for offices downtown

Lease rates for premium downtown office space are rising to new heights here, as increased demand for floor spaceand a dearth of new inventory in the citys corecinch that already tight market segment further.Commercial real estate here say...

Tribal gambling pitch escalates

A new buffalo hunt has begun....

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