Spokane Journal of Business

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Slew of school construction projects set to start

Spokane-area school districts expect to kick off more than $34 million worth of construction this year, and are drawing up or seeking public comment on proposed projects worth at least another $81 million.Add to that another $30.3 million in and...

Pier 1 Imports to open Northpointe Plaza store

Pier 1 Imports Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, plans to open a store later this year in the Northpointe Plaza shopping center on Spokanes North Side, says company spokeswoman Joy Rich.Pier 1 has leased a 10,000-square-foot, free-standing building...

Plans for industrial park project are taking shape

Crown West Realty LLC, which operates the huge Spokane Business & Industrial Park in the Spokane Valley, is refining plans for a $15 million commercial and light-industrial center on vacant land just south of the parks main entrance.The center...

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...

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