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Western Garnet moving to Riverstone building

Western Garnet International Ltd., a Coeur dAlene-based provider of industrial garnets, says it will move its headquarters offices this month into Riverstone One, a multitenant office building in the Riverstone development in Coeur dAlene. is a...

Post Falls hospital will cost close to $18 million

A group of North Idaho physicians and a Chicago company have firmed up their plans to build a specialty surgical hospital in Post Falls, saying they plan to construct the facility at the northeast corner of Mullan Avenue and Syringa Street there, a...

District 81 is conducting new study

Spokane School District 81 has launched a facilities study to update a 1997 study that resulted in $104.5 million in improvements and construction projects for Spokane schools, says Mark Anderson, the districts associate superintendent for The...

Empire Ford will stay downtown

Empire Ford Inc., of Spokane, has begun a $1.1 million remodeling project at its dealership building in downtown Spokane, and says it will stay downtown rather than move to the West Plains as it once considered doing.John Robideaux, a marketing...

Furniture chain mulls closures here

United Furniture Warehouse, a Canadian-based 155-store discount chain, is considering closing one or more of its three stores in the Spokane-Coeur dAlene area as part of a scaling back of its struggling U.S. operations, says company President are...

Pizza-pan maker buys Cheney concern’s assets

Lloyd Industries Inc., a Spokane-based pizza-pan and equipment maker, has bought the assets of Paul Eyraud Co., a Cheney business that made commercial baking products and Martha Stewart Living-brand baking pans. The transaction will allow Lloyd...

Downtown office-tower project is pushed back

The construction of a planned $50 million, 19-story office tower in downtown Spokane has been delayed due to a lack of tenants and now probably wont start until at least next year, a project spokesman says.The spokesman, Larry Soehren, vice of...

Sounds mad, but science is fun

At childrens birthday parties, Rick Turner sometimes asks an unsuspecting dad or grandfather for a $20 bill.He then dips the currency in rubbing alcohol and puts a match to it. As flames engulf the bill, kids laugh and grown-ups gasp. After...

Worthys to expand office park

Spokane developers Walt and Karen Worthy wont be slowing down much once they finish a lavish restoration of the Davenport Hotel this spring. Walt Worthy says the couple plans to begin construction this summer on another big office building and at...

Fowler returns to franchising

W. Berry Fowler didnt leave the franchising world for long.Two years ago, the Spokane entrepreneur, who earlier had founded such franchising giants as Sylvan Learning Centers and Little Gym International Inc., set out to build a corporate of A...

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