Spokane Journal of Business

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Plans show Shadle Wal-Mart

Plans have been submitted to the city of Spokane for a proposed 120,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store at Shadle Center on Spokanes North Side.If the project proceeds as expected, the new development would give the aging retail complex a facelift...

Finnerty brothers file personal bankruptcies

Spokane restaurateurs Thomas K. Finnerty and his brother, Brian P. Finnerty, each have filed for personal bankruptcy liquidation in the Eastern Washington district of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.The Finnerty brothers are co-owners of Spokane Bar &...

I-90 Express Finishing coats the inland market

Theres something to be said for recognizing ones aptitude and exploiting it.Thats what Spokanes Kevin Collins did after going to work in 1984 for a finishing shop in Redmond, Wash., that painted sheet-metal, cast-aluminum, machined, and...

WTB hasn’t paid taxes, state says

The state of Washington has filed a motion asking that Spokane trucking company WTB Inc.s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing be dismissed or converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation due to the companys alleged failure to file post-petition tax returns to...

Truck-stop chain here to expand its reach

Spokane-based Alsaker Corp., which owns a chain of Flying J truck stops, mostly in the Inland Northwest, is extending its geographical reach and hopes to acquire two more truck stops by the end of this year.The company, which owns properties in...

Apartment developer buys Boise complex

Alvin J. Wolff Inc., the brokerage and acquisition division of The Wolff Companies, of Spokane, has bought a 288-unit apartment complex in Boise as the first move in what will be an aggressive plan to penetrate apartment markets in other Western H....

For your 15 seconds of fame

A stack of seven videocassette recorders hooked to one small television set whir into action in the corner of what once was the dining room of Lisa Bergstrom-Regehr and her family.Across the hardwood floor of the South Hill home, a desk holds a...

New group to question GMA work

Packet Engines Inc. founder Bernard Daines is organizing what he envisions will be a grass-roots citizens group that would call into question and perhaps push for the reversal of steps city and county government officials are taking to bring into...

Arena fills bill, saves up millions

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and the public district that owns it are performing as well as the entertainers who grace the arenas stage and the champion athletes who compete on its rinks and courts.The Spokane Public Facilities District...

High-rise rumors escalate

Rumors are swirling in downtown Spokane about a possible building projectperhaps a high-rise office tower or a parking garageon the block where the Rookery Building and several smaller structures now stand.The rumors, which are circulating a...

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