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Costco looks to acquire leased building on Third

Costco Wholesale Corp., the big Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, is attempting to buy the building near downtown Spokane that it will vacate next month after it opens a new, bigger outlet in the Spokane Valley.Kyle BrinJones, at...

$40 million subdivision planned in Hayden area

Shorewood Homes Inc., of Hayden Lake, Idaho, is asking the nearby city of Hayden to annex 115 acres of undeveloped property upon which it wants to build a $40 million residential subdivision.The construction and development company plans to 310...

Lotions, potions, earthy notions

Lotions & Potions, it might be argued, is part of the lasting progeny of Spokanes environmentally themed Expo 74 worlds fair.Owner Lara Hollingshead started the skin-care-and-bath-products business in a tiny space in the rejuvenated Flour...

Coldwater Creek plans 12 stores

Sandpoint-based retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. expects to open a dozen stores in its next fiscal year, which starts in March.The planned outlets will more than double the number of retail stores operated by the big mail-order and e-commerce which...

Rental market finally firms up

Spokanes apartment market has weathered stormy conditions for several years, but finally, observers say, theres a break in the clouds.A recent survey conducted by Washington State University says apartment vacancy rates in the Spokane area 5...

K&H’s Hagood passes baton

Jerry Hagood, co-founder of Kiemle & Hagood Co., one of the Inland Northwests largest commercial real estate and property-management concerns, has sold his remaining interest in the company to three other executives there.Tom Quigley, who had...

Three research projects here land WTC funding

The Washington Technology Center, a state-supported organization that brings universities and private companies together for research projects, has awarded three grants, totaling nearly $400,000, for research involving Spokane companies.Two of a...

Goodwill to develop new store

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest plans to develop a $1.4 million building on Spokanes North Side that will house a new store, the nonprofit organizations fourth here and 11th in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.Diane Galloway, a...

Tech training projects emerge

The top officials of Eastern Washington University and Community Colleges of Spokane have begun floating separate proposals to develop brick-and-mortar centers here that would be tied closely to the business community and would be focused tightly a...

Fiber optics go residential here

Quite literally, the groundwork is being laid in the Spokane area for the in-home communication networks of the future.Custom-home builder Sullivan Homes Inc. and start-up technology manufacturer World Wide Packets Inc., both of Spokane, are up...

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