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Coeur sinks its pick into better diggings

After years of battling dwindling precious-metals prices, dimming U.S. exploration prospects, and a decline in its own share price, Coeur dAlene Mines Corp. might have unearthed richer diggings.The company says that two mineral deposits in the...

Coldwater takes new sales tack

Coldwater Creek Inc., the big Sandpoint-based retailer, has adopted two new merchandising strategies designed to blunt the impact that the weather can have on its sales.Under one strategy, called buy now, wear now, Coldwater Creek is of and...

Lifestream Technologies’ quarterly sales up sharply

Lifestream Technologies Inc. says its second-quarter sales were dramatically higher than theyve been during any other quarter in its history, and the Post Falls-based maker of cholesterol-testing devices says it expects double-digit sales growth...

200-seat restaurant and nightclub eyed in Cd’A

Two longtime restaurateurs from Northern California have bought a building in downtown Coeur dAlene and are spending $1 million to convert it into a 200-seat restaurant and nightclub to be called Brix.The restaurateurs, Bill and Janet Scott, a...

AmericanWest to close two store branches

AmericanWest Bank, of Spokane, plans within the next three months to close two bank branches located inside Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. stores here in a shift away from such in-store branches.AmericanWest, formerly known as United Security Bank,...

Crown West acquires Arizona office building

Crown West Realty LLC, the Spokane-based company that owns and operates the big Spokane Business & Industrial Park, has bought a Tempe, Ariz., office building for $20 million.The newly acquired structure, called the Elliott Corporate Center, is...

Spokane metals company opens third retail branch

The Coeur dAlenes Co., a Spokane-based metals distribution, processing, and fabrication business, this week opened a CdA Metals retail metal distribution center in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, just north of Coeur dAlene.The company is similar in...

Hollister-Stier project doubles to $8 million

Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, the Spokane-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has decided to double to $8 million the size of a planned upgrade thats aimed at enhancing its ability to produce drugs in commercial-sized which employs about 250 a...

Paving concern formed

James T. Tim Welsh, president of Spokane-based Garco Construction Inc., has bought the concrete-paving assets of the former Acme Materials & Construction Co., of Spokane, from CPM Development Corp. and has formed a new company here called Acme...

Work halted on North Side center

Work has stopped for the time being on the planned Diamond Shopping Center on Spokanes North Side after a big tenant apparently dropped out of the project.That tenant, Kent, Wash.-based retailer World Lighting & Design Inc., no longer plans to...

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