Spokane Journal of Business

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Sundance Plaza project gets going on North Side

Sundance Plaza LLC, of Spokane, has inked Albertsons Inc. as the supermarket anchor for the planned Sundance Plaza Shopping Center on Spokanes North Side, and after a years delay, is moving forward with the projects $5.2 million first site...

Health insurer to launch defined-contribution plan

Spokane this spring will become the first market nationally in which a new, defined-contribution health-insurance plan called USelect is to be offered.The insurance product was developed and is to be launched here by a Minneapolis company, Inc.,...

A fishionado tackles the Web

I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power . Bud Frasca, of Coeur dAlene, says those...

City’s push to annex undeterred

City of Spokane officials say they arent going to let an adverse Washington state Supreme Court ruling stop the citys aggressive new annexation strategy.Late last year, Mayor John Powers proposed a city strategy to pursue the annexation of a...

Hospitality trade starts to heal

Earlier this year, WestCoast Hospitality Corp. CEO Donald Barbieri described the conditions facing the travel business as perhaps the most difficult economic environment in the recent history of the hospitality industry.Following the attacks...

Northpointe sees late bloom

For motorists zooming along U.S. 2 past Northpointe Plaza on Spokanes North Side, its difficult to see beyond the big retail centers acres of parking lots and sprawling conglomeration of interconnected stores.Hidden behind that sprawling...

Cd’A Brewing owners buy restaurant

The owners of the Coeur dAlene Brewing Co. have bought the former T.W. Fishers restaurant business next door to their Coeur dAlene operation and plan to open a brewpub there later this spring.The owners, Spokane developers Ron and Julie a...

Service Experts merges its Spokane, Cd’A units

The parent company of two heating-and-ventilation businesses here is merging its Spokane unit, Service Experts of Washington, with its Coeur dAlene operation, TML LLC, and will close the Spokane companys office.The parent, Service Experts, a...

Assisted-living center set for Cedar Canyon

Cedar Builders Inc., of Spokane, is constructing an $8 million assisted-living center at its Cedar Canyon mixed-use development on the South Hill.Foundation work on the project was completed last fall, and construction of the 104-unit building &...

Airport plans to award $17 million in work

Spokane International Airport plans this month to seek bids for projects that will cost more than $17.5 million and will involve rebuilding a taxiway, constructing a new cargo apron, removing a rock outcropping, and building or moving access bulk a...

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