Spokane Journal of Business

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Helping impulse shoppers resist

William Schara doesnt merely crunch numbers for a living. Hell help you crunch your personal budget numbers, too, so youll know precisely when youve blown your entertainment budget or need to hold off on a clothing purchase.The Spokane a...

Job growth picks up here

The Spokane-area economy has been adding jobs at a much faster pace so far this year than it did during 1999.Through the first half of the year, an average of nearly 4,000 more people were employed here than in the year-earlier months, according...

Paper Direct slapped with bankruptcy petition

Three Western Washington companies have filed an involuntary petition against Paper Direct Inc., a Spokane maker of corrugated shipping cartons and a distributor of paper products, apparently seeking to force Paper Direct into liquidation under the...

Work to start in August on two retail projects

Sierra Development LLC, an investment group headed by Spokane developer Dick Vandervert, plans to break ground next month on two big retail centers on opposite sides of Spokane Countyone at Cheney and the other at Liberty Lakethat both will be...

Avista mulls possibilities for motel site

Rodeway Inn City Center, at 827 W. First, has closed and the owner of the property, Avista Corp., is working to make the lot the motel sits on available for future development that could help rejuvenate that area of downtown Spokane.Possible for...

Coldwater Creek adds furniture to its offerings

Sandpoint, Idaho-based direct-mail retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. has added furniture to its lineup of products through a new catalog, Coldwater Creek Home, which combines the wares featured in the companys Bed & Bath catalog with items for other...

JP Realty launches big Northtown Mall project

JP Realty Inc., the Salt Lake City-based real estate investment trust that owns NorthTown Mall and Spokane Valley Mall, is moving forward with part of a previously announced expansion at NorthTown Mall, says G. Rex Frazier, the companys president...

Fairwood Village plans $6 million expansion

Fairwood Village Retirement, a retirement community on Spokanes North Side, plans to begin work on a $6 million expansion within the next four months.The project will include adding about 40 units to one of the campuss 10 multi-unit and 45 a...

Fred Meyer hopes store goes up in 2000

Fred Meyer Inc. says it hopes to begin work early next year on a planned store at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Thor Street in east central Spokane.Marilyn Coffel, a spokeswoman for the Portland, Ore.-based retail chain, says the is a...

Even the air smells sweet

From the street outside, the plain-looking storefront at 1705 N. Hamilton seems to be an unlikely place to find a sweet fantasyland of cake-decorating and candy-making tools and ingredients.Inside Carolyns Cake Decorating & Candy Supplies, of...

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