Spokane Journal of Business

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Offices seen at Thudpucker’s

Spokane developer Mick McDowell has bought the site of the former Thadeus T. Thudpuckers restaurant on downtown Spokanes east end and plans to build a five-story, 60,000-square-foot Class A office building there.The 1.25-acre site is located...

Outlaw.com boosts sales for decoy maker here

Outlaw Decoys Inc., a 10-year-old Spokane-based maker of duck decoys and duck-hunting boats, has broadened its strategy from advertising its own products via a mail-order catalog to offering thousands of outdoorsy products on an e-commerce Web the...

County OKs expansion of landfill here

Graham Road Recycling & Disposal Facility recently received two conditional-use permits from Spokane County, moving it a step closer to proceeding with a multimillion-dollar expansion of its 40-acre landfill just west of Fairchild Air Force Road is...

Mooney & Pugh to get part of big military pact

Mooney & Pugh Contractors Inc., of Spokane, is one of three companies chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to share a five-year, $225-million construction contract for military projects in 14 states. Mooney & Pugh was selected from among a...

Auto-related strip mall planned at Wandermere

Wandermere Investments LLC, of Spokane, plans to develop an auto-related strip mall on the northern portion of a 17.5-acre parcel north of Wandermere Mall, a shopping center at the northeast corner of U.S. 395 and Hastings Road.Wandermere there...

Liberty Lake Comfort Inn is being built

A new hotel-development company here called JGDR LLC is developing a 71-unit Comfort Inn hotel in the Liberty Lake area.Site work for the project started a few months ago, and the entire three-story structure is expected to be completed and open...

Pathology Associates considers expanding

Pathology Associates Inc. PS, the medical practice here that examines tissue samples for separately owned Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories Inc. (PAML) and several hospitals, is considering hiring Sacred Heart Medical Centers five and the...

Shea plans to downsize, stay open, founder says

Shea Construction Inc., one of Spokanes largest general contractors, is cutting its work force after suffering losses on some major recent projects, says David Shea, its founder and president.Rumors that Shea Construction might close after it...

‘Holy jeepers, Batman’–and more

Batmans batwing insignia and Supermans legendary S are all thats needed to lure comic book junkies to the Comic Book Shop, at 1402 N. Division.The stores owner, Craig Barnett, says he doesnt have to advertise his shop. He knows his...

Marsh set to add new center here

Marsh Advantage America, a division of the insurance giant Marsh Inc., plans to open a third-party administrative service center downtown next month that eventually could employ 100 people, which would double the companys employment here.Mike...

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