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Three Circle Ks mulled in Spokane area

An Arizona-based project consultant has submitted preliminary plans to the city of Spokane regarding three proposed Circle K Store Inc. convenience stores with fueling stations. According to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office records, two of the proj...

Restaurants & Retail: Ruins owner plans Eyvind restaurant in downtown Spokane

Spokane chef and restaurateur Tony Brown says he plans to open a new restaurant mid-year at 225 W. Riverside downtown. Brown says the restaurant, to be named Eyvind, will occupy an 1,800-square-foot space previously occupied by a downtown furniture store...

Restaurants & Retail: First Firehouse Subs in Coeur d’Alene opens

Brothers Kyle and Jared Staples have opened the Coeur d’Alene area’s first Firehouse Subs restaurant. Firehouse Subs is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based restaurant chain founded in 1994, which offers small, medium and large hot specialty subs, as well as...

Restaurants & Retail: Artcos Coffee slated along Hamilton

Spokane business owner Jason Everman says he plans to open a new commercial roasting and café space later this month, to be called Arctos Coffee, at 1923 N. Hamilton, in the Logan neighborhood. “I started out roasting small batches of coffee in a gard...

Restaurants & Retail: Millwood Brewing opens taproom

Millwood Brewing Co. has opened its taproom and production space at 9013 E. Fredrick, in Millwood. Company owner Chuck Watkins says he and his wife, Shelley Eslick-Watkins, purchased the property three years ago and have since been working to develop it ...

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Focus on fitness

Exercise trainer Jessica Clark takes a seat at the front of the fitness room and prepares to get her class ready. A group of residents at Rockwood Retirement Communities South Hill are sitting in chairs as well as they prepare for their morning workout. ...

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Randall & Hurley acquires Montana firm

Spokane-based retirement administration services company Randall & Hurley Inc. has purchased another retirement plan administrator, Helena, Mont.-based Employee Benefit Resources, says Lynn Hurley, president of Randall & Hurley. With the acquisition, fin...

New WSU program aims for innovation in senior living

An estimated 75 million baby boomers born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 are winding down their careers and heading into the next phase of their lives. In Washington state alone, there are about 1.6 million people over the age of 60, and nearly 200,00...

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Returning to work can prove to be challenging for retirees

While most Inland Northwest seniors probably see retirement as a well-earned break from years of hard labor, some retirees find themselves re-entering the rat race. Some return to work out of necessity, while others choose to work simply to stay active ...

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How angel investors earn their wings

In recent years, Spokane has seen a handful of local startup companies grow into successful ventures resulting in benefits for both their founding entrepreneurs as well as early investors. Those who follow news of startup successes may have wondered wh...

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