Spokane Journal of Business

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Roots Coffee Kitchen opens in old Bulldog Tavern

Roots Coffee Kitchen opened Sept. 1 in the former Logan Tavern space, at 1307 N. Hamilton. Owners Amanda Baxter and Nick Byrd say they’ve created a menu that’s plant-based "from the roots up." The menu features a bevy of traditional coffee and ...

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509 Design plans new office on North Side

509 Design LLC plans to renovate the former Madison Elementary School, on Spokane’s North Side, for a new showroom and design studio, founder and interior designer Wendy Nolan says. The new space is located at 320 W. Dalke, one block south of Francis ...

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Fast-food restaurants to be razed, replaced

Four fast-food and fast-casual restaurants around the Spokane area are being built, rebuilt, or are in the planning stages. According to documents filed with the city of Spokane, the Carl's Jr. restaurant at 707 W. Third will be demolished and fully ...

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Business law firm moves practice to Liberty Lake

Spokane Business Attorneys PLLC is adding a new division, Spokane Accident Attorneys, and the firm is moving its offices to Liberty Lake from downtown Spokane, says Christal Lam, the firm’s founder. Lam says the new location is part of a new ...

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Tradesmen International endeavors to provide skilled trades workers

The Spokane Valley office of national construction staffing company Tradesmen International LLC has been providing workers to about 150 Spokane-area companies for more than a decade, general manager Trevor Harkema says. Harkema, who works at the Spokane ...

National law firm Gordon Rees opens office in Spokane

National commercial law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP has opened an office on the 14th floor of the Wells Fargo building, at 601 W. First, in downtown Spokane. According to a release on the Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani website, the ...

Gravwell receives $3 million in venture capital

Coeur d’Alene-based cyber security company Gravwell Inc. has received $3 million in seed funding from three venture capital companies. Its new investors are Montana-based venture capital fund Next Frontier Capital, Utah-based Kickstart Capital LLC...

Dutch Bros. to add North Spokane coffee shop

The Spokane franchisee for Dutch Bros. coffee stores plans to open a new coffee shop this fall in a recently constructed building near Whitworth University. Kevin Parker, co-owner of GTG Ventures LLC, which operates all 10 Dutch Bros. coffee stores ...

Plese Printing to start vehicle-wrap business

Kim Plese, the owner of Plese Printing & Marketing, of Spokane, has purchased an acre of vacant land next to the commercial printing company’s current location and plans to construct a building there for a new vehicle wrap business, called Plese Wrap ...

Zeeks Pizza planned in former Geno’s location

Zeeks Pizza Inc., a Seattle-based franchise pizza restaurant chain, is opening a restaurant in the former Geno's Fabulous Pizza & Italian Dinners building, at 1414 N. Hamilton, near Gonzaga University. It's the first Zeeks location east of the Cascade ...

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