Spokane Journal of Business

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Investors buy Best building

Two companies from Wisconsin and California bought the former Best Products Co. building and the nearby Cascade Plaza retail strip center in the Northgate Shopping Center in north Spokane for a combined $4.5 million last month.Continental 80 an...

Group plans ‘strawboard’ plants

A consortium of wheat growers and others in Eastern Washington hopes to open at least three manufacturing plants, including one just south of Spokane, to make particle board out of straw.Each of the factories would cost between $5 million and to...

How Salty’s deal came down

Spokane city officials knew they had a tiger by the tail when the city became interested in buying the Saltys at the Falls restaurant property while Saltys owner was negotiating to lease the site to Clinkerdagger Restaurant.The city, in a 30...

Surgeons here cut holes in heart to ease angina

For the past nine months, Spokane cardiac surgeons have been performing an investigational procedure in which they use a laser to pierce the hearts of patients to relieve a serious form of angina, or chest pain.The surgeons, Samuel Selinger, and...

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...

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