Spokane Journal of Business

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Costco hopes to expand North Side store here

Costco Companies Inc., an Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, is seeking county approval to add about 16,000 square feet of floor space to its store on Spokanes North Side.At a public hearing set for July 7, Costco will request a...

Work on big office building may start soon

Northpointe Office Building LLC, a development company headed by prominent Spokane developer Dick Vandervert, hopes to start work within 90 days on a new, $10 million office building on Spokanes North Side. The three-story, 102,000-square-foot...

First National to triple its number of branches

First National Financial Group Inc., of Spokane, has opened three new branches in the last two months, giving it five, and plans to open a sixth office, in Vancouver, Wash., within the next two weeks.Glen Hays, a director and senior shareholder...

Foreclosures soared again here last year

The number of foreclosures in Spokane County climbed sharply in 1998 for the third straight year, putting the county within mortgage-tossing distance of highs not seen here since the late 1980s, according to county auditors figures.A total of...

Two Idaho golf projects move ahead

Two major golf course developments, both of which will be semiprivate and designed to appeal to upscale golfers, are planned in Kootenai County.One course, called The Links Golf Course, is being built north of Post Falls on the Rathdrum Prairie...

Spokane investors buy Liberty Lake center

Wandermere Investments LLC, an investment company here of which Spokane developer Dick Vandervert is the managing member, has bought a Liberty Lake retail center for $4.8 million from Boise-based Cantlon Properties Inc. The Spokane investment to...

XN Technologies builds new offices in Cheney

To free up more room for its accelerating production lines, Cheney-based electronics manufacturer XN Technologies Inc. is more than doubling its floor space this year through construction of a $2.8 million office building at its Cheney site.Work...

Focusing on the pointe

The owners of Empire Dance Shop, who write out their monthly balance sheets by hand on pieces of ledger paper, maintain a computer database that tracks which pointe shoes each of the shops customer has tried over the years and what they thought a...

Avista eyes Daines’ park for big office

Of the Journal of BusinessAvista Corp. had been working to open a back-office operation in a Spokane Valley office park planned here by technology guru Bernard Daines when the project was affected adversely by growth-management issues, Avista to...

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