Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

U.S. 395 set for big road job

A Spokane-area contractor will start work in about two weeks on an $11.2 million highway project on U.S. 395 north of Spokane.The contractor, S.A. Gonzales Construction Inc., of Newman Lake, will transform a two-lane section of U.S. 395 into a a...

Seattle company plans Hillyard retail project

Seattle-based Real Property Investors LLC says it plans to buy a 10.5-acre site at the northwest corner of Market Street and Garland Avenue in Hillyard and to develop a $9 million neighborhood retail center there.Mike McKernan, a partner in Real...

New SIRTI plan shows striking shifts in strategy

The Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute has unveiled a new strategic plan that includes marked changes in focus and strategy.While before the Spokane-based state agency concentrated on helping to develop new technologies, a...

Montana company looks to win museum project

Bodell Construction Co., of Missoula, Mont., is the apparent low bidder for an expansion project at Cheney Cowles Museum here. Bodell Construction bid about $15.1 million to add more than 45,000 square feet of display and storage space at the of...

Major project foreseen on Hanson’s Idaho land

Hanson Industries Inc., of Spokane, plans a mixed-use development on 113 acres of land it acquired earlier this year along Interstate 90 on the Idaho side of the Washington-Idaho border, according to a master plan submitted to the City of Post vice...

Olympic Foods starts expansion, upgrades

Olympic Foods Inc., a Spokane-based company that makes juices, bottles juices, and manufactures plastic beverage bottles has started a warehouse expansion and expects to break ground soon on an office addition at its West Plains facility. Both a...

Costco hopes to expand North Side store here

Costco Companies Inc., an Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, is seeking county approval to add about 16,000 square feet of floor space to its store on Spokanes North Side.At a public hearing set for July 7, Costco will request a...

Visiontec seeks investors, hopes to raise $5 million

Visiontec LLC, a Spokane contract manufacturer, is seeking investors and hopes to raise at least $5 million to buy new equipment and buy or lease additional manufacturing space here.The 3-year-old company initially specialized in assembling used...

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