Spokane Journal of Business

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Ice World owners trying to buy Planet Ice, suit says

In the latest in a string of legal actions filed over Ice World USA, a Liberty Lake ice-skating rink, three of the companys five owners allege that the other two owners are trying to cut them out of the business at the same time theyre trying 1...

High-rise plans still on track

Plans for a $50 million, 19-story office tower in downtown Spokane havent been pushed off schedule by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or the nations slide toward economic recession, a project spokesman says.Larry Soehren, vice president of &...

Grease Monkey plans several Spokane outlets

The Spokane franchisee of Grease Monkey, who opened an outlet of the auto-service chain in a strip-mall adjacent to Wandermere Mall two weeks ago, says he hopes to open four to five more outlets here in the next few years.The franchisee, Steve a...

New marketing company plans regional presence

A newly formed Spokane company has opened a marketing and distribution operation here and plans to open three more such operations here, in the Tri-Cities, and in the Seattle area. The company, Aris Marketing Inc., expects to employ a total of 80 a...

Where the fur flies (out the door)

ST. MARIES, IdahoHere a box of coyote jaws, there a stack of buffalo ankle bones, upstairs a rack of wolverine pelts, and on the shelf, a row of deer and elk antlers. Wal-Mart, it aint.Actually, it is, in a way; Eidnes Furs Inc. is the...

Avista Labs to move to old Itron building

Avista Laboratories Inc., Avista Corp.s Spokane-based technology-development company thats commonly referred to as Avista Labs, plans to move its operations into a former Itron Inc. office-and-manufacturing building in the Spokane Business & in...

Deaconess to expand tower

Empire Health Services plans in February to launch an $18 million expansion project at its Deaconess Medical Center complex.In the project, four stories that will contain about 88,000 square feet of medical office space will be added atop the &...

Fairgrounds plan shows $8.7 million in projects

The Spokane County Fair & Expo Center has created a master plan outlining roughly $8.7 million worth of expansions and upgrades at its facilities here.The plan was drawn up to clarify the fairgrounds long-range goals and to provide information...

Minera Andes reaches exploration agreement

Minera Andes Inc., a small Spokane mining exploration company, says its joint-venture partner in an Argentinian gold and silver prospect will exercise its option to proceed with extensive exploration of the property.Such work is done as a mining...

Park owners begin work to expand Chimney Rock

Expansion plans announced three years ago are proceeding at the Chimney Rock Industrial Park, which is located near the intersection of Freya and Trent.Two buildings, one which will include about 28,300 square feet of floor space and another of...

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