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Physicians’ group plans medical-business park

A Coeur dAlene medical practice says it plans to develop a 17-acre medical and business park at the northwest corner of Prairie Avenue and U.S. 95 there.Hayden Lake Family Physicians, which is owned by Dr. Mark Borsheim and Dr. Terry Riske, to...

First of likely new stores for Rite Aid under way

Rite Aid Corp., the Camp Hill, Pa.-based drug-store chain, is having a store constructed at the northwest corner of Sprague Avenue and Sullivan Road in the Spokane Valley and plans to open one of its drug stores there in August.The planned store...

Vandervert plans big building

Vandervert Development LLC, of Spokane, plans to develop a $9 million office complex on a 6.2-acre parcel behind the ShopKo store at Northpointe Plaza on Spokanes North Side, says Dick Vandervert, president of the development company.The which...

Ponderay Newsprint might get new operator

Ponderay Newsprint Co., which owns the big paper mill at Usk, Wash., about 60 miles north of Spokane, could have a new managing partner by this summer.Avenor Inc., the Montreal-based current managing partner and 40 percent owner of the plant, a...

Retail store to be built along Ruby

Construction of an outlet for CompUSA, a Dallas-based computer retailer, will begin this summer just north of Cavanaughs River Inn and east of Ruby Street where Ruby splits away from Division Street, says Tom Barbieri, vice president of Goodale &...

Sales-tax hike could fund light-rail line

A modest boost in the local sales-tax rate could raise enough money to pay the local share of a $300 million light-rail system here, but Spokane-area voters would have to approve the tax hike, an official here says.The U.S. House of included of...

Spokane office market firms up

The Spokane-area office market is strengthening, due to continuing business expansions here and the arrival of some new companies, analysts say.Recently released results of an office market survey conducted earlier this year by Kiemle & Hagood a...

Health-care chain buys three Med Centers here

So far this year, HealthSouth Corp., a Birmingham, Ala.-based health-care provider that owns 12 physical therapy clinics and a surgery center here, has added to its growing empire three Spokane urgent-care clinics and a Post Falls physical therapy...

Motel to anchor big project on West Plains

A Spokane company says it plans to develop a $7 million to $8 million complex near the Interstate 90-Cheney-Four Lakes interchange that is to include a motel, possibly two restaurants, a convenience store-gas station, and a car dealership.The is...

Investors unveil plans for big medical complex

Investors say a new medical complex they plan to develop at Liberty Lake will offer everything from urgent care, X-ray, and specialty services, to dentistry and physical and occupational therapy. It even will include an Ultrafit wellness center a a...

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