Spokane Journal of Business

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Pretty city seeks a makeover

Sandpoint is celebrating its centennial this year, and like most milestone birthdays, the event finds this city on Lake Pend Oreille reminiscing about its past and looking ahead to its future. On its 100th birthday, Sandpoint can be certain of a...

WestCoast readies to expand

After more than doubling its portfolio of hotels last year through a major acquisition, Spokane-based WestCoast Hospitality Corp. now plans to double that chain againto 100 hotelsduring the next five years.Meanwhile, WestCoasts ticketing a...

City to sell surplus land from boulevard project

The city of Spokane has declared as surplus slightly more than seven acres of land on both the southwest and southeast corners of the intersection of Southeast Boulevard and 31st Avenue on the South Hill. Also, it has agreed to sell about two acres...

MacKay Manufacturing launches plant expansion

MacKay Manufacturing Inc., a longtime Spokane precision machine shop, says it broke ground earlier this month on a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its Spokane Valley plant in an effort to keep up with growing demand for its work.The expansion, a...

Spokane attorney buys two downtown buildings

Jim Sheehan, a longtime Spokane attorney, has bought the former Birkebeiner Brewing Co. building at 35 W. Main in downtown Spokane and has started a $1 million renovation project there.The remodeling project involves converting the three-story,...

Ranch supply builds outlet near Mead

Ranch & Home Supply Inc., a Bozeman, Mont.-based company that operates a small chain of Big R Ranch & Home Supply stores, has broken ground on a 51,000-square-foot outlet along U.S. 2 near Mead.John Murdock, owner of Ranch & Home Supply, says to...

Sacred Heart acquires Southcrest care center

Sacred Heart Medical Center has bought a former nursing home located near the medical centers complex, but hasnt decided yet how it will use the property.Sacred Heart acquired the former Southcrest Subacute and Specialty Care Center at 110 a...

Plan being developed to revamp Spokane EDC

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Selling pieces from history

COEUR DALENETheres a store here where you can view an original front page from the New York Herald printed the day after John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln. Also on display is an elaborate framed costume thats believed to have...

Wells & Co. might save Fairmont

Spokane developer and architect Ron Wells says Wells & Co., which he heads, is close to buying the Fairmont Apartments building downtown and hopes to convert the gutted six-story structure into an upscale office building with retail space on the by...

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