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Shop illuminates sleepy Madison

A warm glow emanates from a storefront nestled among run-down structures on a sleepy block of south Madison Street downtown. Through the picture windows, light radiates from antiquated lamps and 1930s ceiling fixtures on display in the showroom...

Business park eyed off Freya

Spokane businessman Dave Clack and North Idaho businessman Harry Magnuson are considering developing a business park on 18 acres east of a railroad overpass on Freya Street in the heart of East Spokanes industrial area.A portion of the has for...

Nursing homes here feel pinch

Spokane Countys 25 nursing homes, which collectively care for thousands of elderly and disabled residents, have begun feeling the squeeze of federally reduced Medicare reimbursement rates.The Medicare reimbursement changes, though only months...

Plans show Shadle Wal-Mart

Plans have been submitted to the city of Spokane for a proposed 120,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store at Shadle Center on Spokanes North Side.If the project proceeds as expected, the new development would give the aging retail complex a facelift...

Finnerty brothers file personal bankruptcies

Spokane restaurateurs Thomas K. Finnerty and his brother, Brian P. Finnerty, each have filed for personal bankruptcy liquidation in the Eastern Washington district of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.The Finnerty brothers are co-owners of Spokane Bar &...

I-90 Express Finishing coats the inland market

Theres something to be said for recognizing ones aptitude and exploiting it.Thats what Spokanes Kevin Collins did after going to work in 1984 for a finishing shop in Redmond, Wash., that painted sheet-metal, cast-aluminum, machined, and...

WTB hasn’t paid taxes, state says

The state of Washington has filed a motion asking that Spokane trucking company WTB Inc.s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing be dismissed or converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation due to the companys alleged failure to file post-petition tax returns to...

Truck-stop chain here to expand its reach

Spokane-based Alsaker Corp., which owns a chain of Flying J truck stops, mostly in the Inland Northwest, is extending its geographical reach and hopes to acquire two more truck stops by the end of this year.The company, which owns properties in...

Apartment developer buys Boise complex

Alvin J. Wolff Inc., the brokerage and acquisition division of The Wolff Companies, of Spokane, has bought a 288-unit apartment complex in Boise as the first move in what will be an aggressive plan to penetrate apartment markets in other Western H....

For your 15 seconds of fame

A stack of seven videocassette recorders hooked to one small television set whir into action in the corner of what once was the dining room of Lisa Bergstrom-Regehr and her family.Across the hardwood floor of the South Hill home, a desk holds a...

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