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Believing in the bounty of bulk

Fifty-pound bags of devils-food cake mix, 35-pound buckets of peanut butter, 100-pound sacks of flaked coconut, and similarly huge quantities of sugars, flours, grains, dried beans, and peas dot A&T Specialty Foods Inc.s store here. Shelves and...

DOT plans $4 million on-ramp

The Washington state Department of Transportation is expected to begin design and engineering work this summer and to start construction early next year on a new freeway on-ramp that would carry vehicles headed northbound on Division Street from of...

Latah Creek projects revived

A handful of developers have revived projects in the Latah Creek area in Southwest Spokane, where, they say, lies the largest amount of available, undeveloped residential land within the city of Spokane.Four developers are hoping to bring a of a...

Hospitals mull expansions

Two Providence Services Eastern Washington hospitals here, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, are getting ready to propose major expansion and remodeling projects on their respective campuses.Sacred Heart, Spokanes largest a...

Spokane seen as costly drawback

New York investment bankers are telling Avista Corp. that a fund-raising to launch business options at its fast-growing subsidiaries would bring in $200 million less if Avista keeps the subsidiaries headquarters here instead of moving them out of...

Telect sustains breathless roll

Liberty Lake-based Telect Inc., the telecommunications-equipment manufacturer thats seemingly always in a growth spurt, has opened a plant in Brazil, is spending millions to expand at its campus here, and is hiring hundreds of workers to handle a...

Cabletron plans to move branch to Liberty Lake

The Post Falls, Idaho, branch of Cabletron Systems Inc., a Rochester, N.H.-based maker of computer networking hardware and software, plans to move across the Washington-Idaho border to Liberty Lake next month, bringing with it more than 100 has a...

Foley sees potential for more NW trade with Japan

Japan remains a place of opportunity for businesses in Spokane and Washington state, despite being entrenched in the worst recession in its history and having a lingering reputation for resisting imports, says Thomas Foley, U.S. ambassador to Japan...

Food Services expands distribution facility here

Seattle-based Food Services of America has started a $3 million expansion at its Spokane distribution center at 3520 E. Francis.Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, is building the 33,000-square-foot addition to the food distributors facility,...

Best Buy is interested in opening stores here

Best Buy Co. Inc., a Minneapolis-based electronics retailer with 312 stores nationwide, is interested in opening stores here eventually, a spokesperson for that company says. When it would land here, however, still hasnt been are interested in...

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