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University of Idaho refines Post Falls plans

The University of Idaho is moving forward with plans to help develop a research and training park on land near Riverbend Commerce Park, in Post Falls, says university President Bob Hoover.Hoover says that if the university satisfactorily 12 the...

Spokane Valley Plaza work to begin shortly

Summit Property Development says it expects to begin work shortly on a 30,000-square-foot, multitenant building in the Spokane Valley Plaza, a power center anchored by Wal-Mart and located just south of Interstate 90 and east of Sullivan Harding, &...

Bids sought for two Circuit City stores here

A general contractor hired by Circuit City Inc., a Richmond, Va.-based retail chain, has called for and received subcontractor bids for two consumer-electronics stores it plans to build in the Spokane area this year for Circuit City.Jerry of the...

Health-care chain has big plans

HealthSouth Corp., a fast-growing, Birmingham, Ala.-based health-care provider is entering the Spokane-area market in an aggressive way, with recent acquisitions and future plans.The big, 13-year-old company, whose main line of business is a of...

Coeur sinks its pick into better diggings

After years of battling dwindling precious-metals prices, dimming U.S. exploration prospects, and a decline in its own share price, Coeur dAlene Mines Corp. might have unearthed richer diggings.The company says that two mineral deposits in the...

Coldwater takes new sales tack

Coldwater Creek Inc., the big Sandpoint-based retailer, has adopted two new merchandising strategies designed to blunt the impact that the weather can have on its sales.Under one strategy, called buy now, wear now, Coldwater Creek is of and...

Lifestream Technologies’ quarterly sales up sharply

Lifestream Technologies Inc. says its second-quarter sales were dramatically higher than theyve been during any other quarter in its history, and the Post Falls-based maker of cholesterol-testing devices says it expects double-digit sales growth...

200-seat restaurant and nightclub eyed in Cd’A

Two longtime restaurateurs from Northern California have bought a building in downtown Coeur dAlene and are spending $1 million to convert it into a 200-seat restaurant and nightclub to be called Brix.The restaurateurs, Bill and Janet Scott, a...

AmericanWest to close two store branches

AmericanWest Bank, of Spokane, plans within the next three months to close two bank branches located inside Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. stores here in a shift away from such in-store branches.AmericanWest, formerly known as United Security Bank,...

Spokane metals company opens third retail branch

The Coeur dAlenes Co., a Spokane-based metals distribution, processing, and fabrication business, this week opened a CdA Metals retail metal distribution center in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, just north of Coeur dAlene.The company is similar in...

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