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Valley couplet would displace 75 to 95 homes

A 2.5-mile one-way couplet proposed along the Sprague Avenue corridor in the Spokane Valley would displace between 25 and 30 single-family homes, some 50 to 65 mobile homes, and a seven-unit apartment complex, according to a draft supplemental on A...

Pier 1 Imports to open Northpointe Plaza store

Pier 1 Imports Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, plans to open a store later this year in the Northpointe Plaza shopping center on Spokanes North Side, says company spokeswoman Joy Rich.Pier 1 has leased a 10,000-square-foot, free-standing building...

Investors buy Best building

Two companies from Wisconsin and California bought the former Best Products Co. building and the nearby Cascade Plaza retail strip center in the Northgate Shopping Center in north Spokane for a combined $4.5 million last month.Continental 80 an...

Plans for industrial park project are taking shape

Crown West Realty LLC, which operates the huge Spokane Business & Industrial Park in the Spokane Valley, is refining plans for a $15 million commercial and light-industrial center on vacant land just south of the parks main entrance.The center...

Spokane Valley Plaza work to begin shortly

Summit Property Development says it expects to begin work shortly on a 30,000-square-foot, multitenant building in the Spokane Valley Plaza, a power center anchored by Wal-Mart and located just south of Interstate 90 and east of Sullivan Harding, &...

Group plans ‘strawboard’ plants

A consortium of wheat growers and others in Eastern Washington hopes to open at least three manufacturing plants, including one just south of Spokane, to make particle board out of straw.Each of the factories would cost between $5 million and to...

How Salty’s deal came down

Spokane city officials knew they had a tiger by the tail when the city became interested in buying the Saltys at the Falls restaurant property while Saltys owner was negotiating to lease the site to Clinkerdagger Restaurant.The city, in a 30...

University of Idaho refines Post Falls plans

The University of Idaho is moving forward with plans to help develop a research and training park on land near Riverbend Commerce Park, in Post Falls, says university President Bob Hoover.Hoover says that if the university satisfactorily 12 the...

Bids sought for two Circuit City stores here

A general contractor hired by Circuit City Inc., a Richmond, Va.-based retail chain, has called for and received subcontractor bids for two consumer-electronics stores it plans to build in the Spokane area this year for Circuit City.Jerry of the...

Health-care chain has big plans

HealthSouth Corp., a fast-growing, Birmingham, Ala.-based health-care provider is entering the Spokane-area market in an aggressive way, with recent acquisitions and future plans.The big, 13-year-old company, whose main line of business is a of...

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