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$30 million racetrack considered

A handful of investors is considering developing a $30 million car-racing track in East Spokane, attorney Roy Koegen says.Koegen, managing partner in the Spokane office of Seattle-based Perkins-Coie LLP, says some investors have approached him a...

Pizza-car signs bring piece of pie

Chances are, the car-mounted sign atop the pizza-delivery vehicle that whisked through your neighborhood last night was made here in Spokane by Cassel Promotions. The same might be true if you lived in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, or a host of U.S....

Avista unit may face big tax bill

Avista Energy, currently the hottest-performing subsidiary of Spokane-based Avista Corp., has been slapped with an additional $13.5 million business-and-occupation tax assessment by the Washington state Department of Revenue for its energy-trading...

Pretty city seeks a makeover

Sandpoint is celebrating its centennial this year, and like most milestone birthdays, the event finds this city on Lake Pend Oreille reminiscing about its past and looking ahead to its future. On its 100th birthday, Sandpoint can be certain of a...

WestCoast readies to expand

After more than doubling its portfolio of hotels last year through a major acquisition, Spokane-based WestCoast Hospitality Corp. now plans to double that chain againto 100 hotelsduring the next five years.Meanwhile, WestCoasts ticketing a...

City to sell surplus land from boulevard project

The city of Spokane has declared as surplus slightly more than seven acres of land on both the southwest and southeast corners of the intersection of Southeast Boulevard and 31st Avenue on the South Hill. Also, it has agreed to sell about two acres...

MacKay Manufacturing launches plant expansion

MacKay Manufacturing Inc., a longtime Spokane precision machine shop, says it broke ground earlier this month on a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its Spokane Valley plant in an effort to keep up with growing demand for its work.The expansion, a...

Spokane attorney buys two downtown buildings

Jim Sheehan, a longtime Spokane attorney, has bought the former Birkebeiner Brewing Co. building at 35 W. Main in downtown Spokane and has started a $1 million renovation project there.The remodeling project involves converting the three-story,...

Ranch supply builds outlet near Mead

Ranch & Home Supply Inc., a Bozeman, Mont.-based company that operates a small chain of Big R Ranch & Home Supply stores, has broken ground on a 51,000-square-foot outlet along U.S. 2 near Mead.John Murdock, owner of Ranch & Home Supply, says to...

Sacred Heart acquires Southcrest care center

Sacred Heart Medical Center has bought a former nursing home located near the medical centers complex, but hasnt decided yet how it will use the property.Sacred Heart acquired the former Southcrest Subacute and Specialty Care Center at 110 a...

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