Spokane Journal of Business

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Chapter Eleven plans to close two locations

Spokane restaurateur Jim Becker and his partner, Jim Eagle, of Yakima, plan to close the Chapter Eleven restaurants here at 9304 N. Division and 7720 E. Sprague by Labor Day. The Chapter Eleven restaurant at 105 E. Mission will remain three a...

Book & Game Co. eyes options for two stores

The Book & Game Co., of Spokane, which owns and operates a small chain of retail stores, including Aunties Bookstore downtown, has discussed possible sales of two of its operationsMerlyns Science Fiction-Fantasy Store and the Paper who...

Cheney concern opens office in Osaka, Japan

AutoPatch, a division of Cheney-based XN Technologies Inc. that makes audio, video, and digital signal switching and routing equipment, has opened a sales and customer support office in Osaka, Japan.The two-person office opened last month,...

Abercrombie & Fitch mulls Spokane store

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the venerable Columbus, Ohio-based retailer of mens and womens casual clothing, says it is considering opening a store in the Spokane area.Lonnie Fogel, a Columbus-based spokesman for the company, says & Fitch...

Zess Technologies Inc. plans Spokane plant

A young Portland company called Zess Technologies Inc. that is marketing a new type of heat exchanger with purportedly wide-ranging commercial and industrial applications plans to open a small testing and assembly facility here.Company Jim...

Veterinary services boom here

Thirty years ago Blackie, Lucky, Shadow, and Spot were common names for the family dog. Nowadays, mans best friend is more likely to be dubbed Lucy, Jimmy, or Samnames usually reserved for human members of the family. The names reflect...

Venture fund gets key license

A Spokane venture-capital fund that has its roots in the Momentum economic-development movement has received a federal license that gives it access to $22 million in additional investment fundsincreasing the pool of capital that it and a to...

Banks form loan consortium

A consortium of banks that do business in Spokane and North Idaho is being formed to finance construction of speculative commercial buildings to boost economic development here and in North Idaho.Nine banks in Spokane, three in North and a...

Cd’A Mines broadens Bolivian land interests

Coeur dAlene Mines Corp. says it has acquired exploration and mining rights to a large area adjacent to a property in Bolivia where its evaluating building a silver mine.The Coeur dAlene-based company announced in its second-quarter report...

Applebee’s may open new restaurant at ‘Y’

The franchisee for Applebees Neighborhood Grill restaurants in a territory that includes Spokane is seeking land near the North Division Y for its third Applebees restaurant here.The Atlanta-based Restaurant Concepts wants to lease land...

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