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Unusual restaurant eyed in Odd Fellows building

Steve Livingstone, one of the founders of Bayou Brewing Co., says he now hopes to try an unusual restaurant idea in the ballroom of the restored Odd Fellows Lodge, at 1017 W. First.Livingstone currently is working on recruiting a small group of...

Pend Oreille Mine would employ 170 if reopened

The proposed reopening of the Pend Oreille zinc and lead mine located about two miles north of Metaline Falls would generate the equivalent of nearly 240 full-time jobs in Pend Oreille County, according to a report prepared for Cominco American the...

V.A. hospital undergoing $8 million in renovations

The Spokane V.A. Medical Center is in the midst of a series of upgrades that will cost nearly $8 million.The 36-bed hospital, at 4815 N. Assembly, expects to complete next month a $3.9 million project that includes the remodeling of 8,000 square...

Horizon CU plans branch on North Side

Horizon Credit Union, of Spokane, hopes to break ground next month on a new branch office on Spokanes North Side that would be the first of perhaps three new branches.Kent Preston, president and CEO of Horizon, says that during the last five a...

Building owners fight to retain exemption

A legal battle could result in additional taxes on rental property statewide, a possibility that alarms members of the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) chapter here.If, as proposed, a current ruling is overturned and rental property...

Minnesota firm may buy Thermoguard Equipment

Roger Crawford, principal stockholder of Thermoguard Equipment Inc., a Spokane manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated box industry, is negotiating the possible sale of the company to H Enterprises, a Minneapolis company that also serves that...

Merchandising with mystique

The mystique of Morocco is enveloping shoppers at Joel Inc.s store this spring.Silken draperies hang from the ceiling; stacks of lush pillows, heaps of baskets, and colorful boxes repose on exotic carpets; and trunks evoke far-off Intricate to...

Golf links, new homes proposed

Plans for a development north of Spokane called Blue Heron Estates have been changed, and a company called Blue Heron Estates LLC now is seeking county approval for a proposed tournament-quality golf course and an upscale, 95-lot housing the is in...

Procedure uses patient’s cells

A Spokane orthopedic surgeon has begun performing an emerging procedure that involves extracting healthy cells from a patients knee, growing 10 million to 15 million new ones in a lab, then implanting the replicated cells back into the patient to...

City Hall relocation mulled

City of Spokane officials have quietly been discussing the possibility of moving City Hall to Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co.s Summit development site north of the Spokane Riverto jump-start that project, and perhaps to trigger use of by...

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