Spokane Journal of Business

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Copper Creek Landscaping to expand in Hillyard

The owner of a Spokane-based landscaping company located in the Hillyard neighborhood has his sights set on expanding his current office and constructing a new 18,000-square-foot light-industrial incubator starting the middle of the year....

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Dragseth hits road with mobile frame design shop

Custom art designer and framer Treasure Dragseth says her mobile business, Treasure It? Frame It!, is quickly gaining traction. For several years, Dragseth has run her own art and frame shop out of her home on Long Lake in the Suncrest neighborhood...

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Pandemic increases reproductive-care barriers

Contraception access has decreased during the pandemic, with nearly a third of women canceling or delaying doctors’ visits, according to a recent study, which has led state and local medical professionals to find new ways to ensure access, say ...

Mixed-use project eyed at old McKinley school building

A $4 million overhaul is planned for the former McKinley School, located at 120 N. Magnolia, in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, according to predevelopment plans on file with the city of Spokane. The plans call for the four-story structure to be r...

Panda Express to rise at White Elephant’s North Division site

A Panda Express restaurant is planned at the site of the former White Elephant retail store on North Division Street, according to a building permit application submitted to the city by a Midwest-based architecture company....

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Spokane accounting firm splits into two units

Spokane accounting firm DeCoria, Maichel & Teague PS is splitting into two entities but will remain under the same roof. Jeff Maichel, who founded the firm in 1997, says it will be divided into Assure CPA LLC, which he’ll...

Magnolia Place senior complex planned in Spokane Valley

Work on an assisted-living and memory care facility in Spokane Valley is expected to begin this winter, according to preliminary planning documents filed with the city....

Family works to carry on Taqueria Fiesta Brava

Despite the death of 60-year-old Roberto Alvarado Ochoa on Nov. 18, family, friends, and longtime customers of the restaurant he founded, Taqueria Fiesta Brava, say they’re determined to keep both his food and memory alive....

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New residents are just one factor in rise in Spokane home values

Ever thought it’s those out-of-towners who have driven up housing prices here recently? You probably aren’t alone. After all, the median house price for resale has climbed from approximately $284,000 to $330,000 over the past four quarters. ...

Work on North Idaho veterans home to resume in spring

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services says it will resume construction in the spring on a 64-room veterans home in Post Falls on a 7-plus-acre parcel of donated land. Veterans Services broke ground and began site work in the final quarter of 2020...

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