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Cash, carry to open at Northgate

Smart & Final Inc., a publicly held company based in Los Angeles, has inked a deal to open a cash-and-carry warehouse grocery store on North Division in the Northgate Shopping Center.Marshall Clark, owner of Clark Pacific Real Estate Co., says &...

Big mixed-use project eyed in Airway Heights

Airway Heights LLC, a Spokane-based development company, has proposed a 225-acre mixed-use development in the city of Airway Heights that eventually could include up to 1,200 housing units, a neighborhood shopping center, and community parks, the...

Work begins on Fred Meyer at Third, Thor

Fred Meyer Stores Inc., of Portland, has started construction of a two-story, $20 million retail outlet at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Thor Street in east central Spokane.Rob Boley, Portland-based spokesman for Fred Meyer, says the...

Metropolitan Mortgage posts big quarterly loss

Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co., of Spokane, posted a loss applicable to common stockholders of about $12.4 million in its quarter ended June 30, up sharply from a $2.8 million loss in the year-earlier period, according to a recent filing in...

Office tower plans take another step

Plans for a proposed new office tower at the southeast corner of Howard Street and Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane have progressed with the naming of a Portland architectural firm to design the structure.The firm, Thompson Vaivoda & Inc., &...

Key panel to recommend different convention site

The group assigned to examine options for expanding the city of Spokanes convention facilities expects now to recommend that the facilities be expanded to the eastjust south of the DoubleTree Hotel Spokane City Centerrather than on the block...

Organizing the discombobulated

Early in Linda Kunzs career as a paralegal secretary, when she barely knew the difference between a plaintiff and a defendant, her organizational skills were about all that kept her afloat in the legal community.Thirty years later, armed with...

Wolff Cos. enters new markets

The Wolff Cos., long one of the most prolific apartment-complex operators in the Spokane area, is establishing itself as a major player in the Las Vegas and Boise markets, with more than $100 million in rental-property acquisitions and new planned...

Big Liberty Lake projects set

Three real estate projects worth perhaps as much as $20 million in all are under way or planned at Liberty Lake, all involving Spokane-based real estate company Janek Co.According to Janek Co. President and founder Jan Ekstrom, the three 90 that...

Wells plans office-retail center

Wells & Co., the Spokane design-build enterprise owned by Ron and Julie Wells that specializes in rehabilitating historic buildings, plans to convert several older structures just west of the Steam Plant Square complex into an office-retail center...

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