Spokane Journal of Business

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Harley Douglass buys Deer Park lots

Spokane home builder Harley Douglass has bought 45 residential lots near the Deer Park Golf & Country Club in Deer Park, 15 miles north of Spokane, and has begun building two model homes on adjacent lots there.The lots that he has purchased are...

Short line gets new lease on life

A 108-mile freight line that connects Cheney to Coulee City, Wash., was deteriorating and headed for abandonment until Eastern Washington grain shippers, legislators, and the state Department of Transportation stepped in to help save it.Now, the...

Preparing a home for Met

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, has begun remodeling the Farm Credit Banks Building downtown for Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co., the big Spokane financial-services company that bought the high-rise last year. Metropolitan plans to its...

K&N acquires competitor’s assets here

K&N Electric Motors Inc., a 56-year-old Spokane motor distributor and industrial-equipment service shop, has bought the assets of the former Spokane operation of Cleveland-based Grand Eagle Inc. and is moving into that companys facility.Grand...

Harley-Davidson sues Spokane motorcycle shop

EVO-lution Inc., a Spokane motorcycle dealership, has been sued by Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and its parent for alleged use of Harley-Davidson registered trademarks without authorization.The lawsuit, which was in...

Two SBIP projects to begin

Work is scheduled to start this week on two office-and-warehouse buildings, worth a combined about $5.3 million, in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, in the Spokane Valley.Crown West Realty LLC, the 600-acre parks Spokane-based owner and...

Michaels to open store in former Best building

Michaels Stores Inc., a big Dallas-based retailer of arts, crafts, and home-decor items, plans to open a second Spokane-area store, this one in the former Best Products Co. building on North Division.Michaels has leased about 25,300 square feet...

Cd’A Brewing owners buy restaurant

The owners of the Coeur dAlene Brewing Co. have bought the former T.W. Fishers restaurant business next door to their Coeur dAlene operation and plan to open a brewpub there later this spring.The owners, Spokane developers Ron and Julie a...

National chain to erect long-stay hotel in Valley

Extended Stay America Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company that operates more than 190 extended-stay hotels nationwide, says it plans to build a 115-unit hotel in the Spokane Valley.Mariesa Capelli, a spokeswoman in Fort Lauderdale for of...

Service Experts merges its Spokane, Cd’A units

The parent company of two heating-and-ventilation businesses here is merging its Spokane unit, Service Experts of Washington, with its Coeur dAlene operation, TML LLC, and will close the Spokane companys office.The parent, Service Experts, a...

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