Spokane Journal of Business

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Work to start in August on two retail projects

Sierra Development LLC, an investment group headed by Spokane developer Dick Vandervert, plans to break ground next month on two big retail centers on opposite sides of Spokane Countyone at Cheney and the other at Liberty Lakethat both will be...

Coldwater Creek adds furniture to its offerings

Sandpoint, Idaho-based direct-mail retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. has added furniture to its lineup of products through a new catalog, Coldwater Creek Home, which combines the wares featured in the companys Bed & Bath catalog with items for other...

Avista mulls possibilities for motel site

Rodeway Inn City Center, at 827 W. First, has closed and the owner of the property, Avista Corp., is working to make the lot the motel sits on available for future development that could help rejuvenate that area of downtown Spokane.Possible for...

Fairwood Village plans $6 million expansion

Fairwood Village Retirement, a retirement community on Spokanes North Side, plans to begin work on a $6 million expansion within the next four months.The project will include adding about 40 units to one of the campuss 10 multi-unit and 45 a...

JP Realty launches big Northtown Mall project

JP Realty Inc., the Salt Lake City-based real estate investment trust that owns NorthTown Mall and Spokane Valley Mall, is moving forward with part of a previously announced expansion at NorthTown Mall, says G. Rex Frazier, the companys president...

Even the air smells sweet

From the street outside, the plain-looking storefront at 1705 N. Hamilton seems to be an unlikely place to find a sweet fantasyland of cake-decorating and candy-making tools and ingredients.Inside Carolyns Cake Decorating & Candy Supplies, of...

U.S. 395 set for big road job

A Spokane-area contractor will start work in about two weeks on an $11.2 million highway project on U.S. 395 north of Spokane.The contractor, S.A. Gonzales Construction Inc., of Newman Lake, will transform a two-lane section of U.S. 395 into a a...

Executive pay continues climb

The bar is rising.Executives of publicly traded companies here enjoyed big pay hikes on average during their employers most recent fiscal yearevidence, some say, that Spokane-area companies increasingly must open their coffers wider to top a...

Collection agencies targeted

Collection agencies here are coming under fire from two Spokane attorneys who accuse them of violating federal and state laws pertaining to garnishments, the legal procedure by which debtors wages or other money or property can be attached for of...

New SIRTI plan shows striking shifts in strategy

The Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute has unveiled a new strategic plan that includes marked changes in focus and strategy.While before the Spokane-based state agency concentrated on helping to develop new technologies, a...

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