Spokane Journal of Business

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Saltese Flats learning center project to start this fall

Spokane County hopes to break ground soon on a $2 million project that will serve largely as an environmental education center for students from across the Inland Northwest....

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Pacific Steel plans new facility in East Spokane

Montana-based Pacific Steel & Recycling plans to move its Spokane operations to a new two-building complex the company is constructing in East Spokane....

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At 90, Realtor Pat Kenney see no reason to retire

Having been a real estate agent in Spokane since 1953, 90-year-old Pat Kenney says he’s never seen the residential housing market as hot as it is now. The present market even exceeds the strong markets of the mid and late 20th century, he says....

Fred’s Appliance plans $13 million warehouse on West Plains

Spokane-based Fred’s Appliance Inc. plans to build a $13 million, 10,000-square-foot warehouse near the city of Spokane’s western edge on the West Plains, says company owner John Amistoso. A general contractor hasn’t been selected...

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COR Institute opens collaborative medical office

The Center of Rehabilitation Institute LLC has opened at 501 S. Bernard, in the former Fidelity Insurance building, as a home for a variety of medical treatments to offer a one-stop shop for wellness, says co-owners Armand and Maile Mohsenian....

Sharp Shooting Indoor Range pulls trigger on ownership change

Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop Inc. has changed hands, but the 26-year-old company will remain a family business. Jeremy Ball says that as of July 1, his parents Robin and Steve Ball retired and sold the business to him and his wife, Katie....

Kaspien added to microcap stock index

Spokane Valley-based e-commerce company Kaspien Holdings Inc. has been added to the Russell Microcap Index. The company was added to the index on June 28 and will retain membership for one year, according to a press release. ...

Unified Fitness to relocate in Spokane Valley

Sam Thoen, who owns and operates Unified Fitness, at 9119 E. Broadway, in Spokane, plans to relocate the store in early September to newly built retail space at 6818 E. Sprague....

Petunias Marketplace rebranded as Vettore Café

Business owner Russell Fleming recently has rebranded and retooled the former Petunias Marketplace and is now operating it as Vettore Café....

The Journal’s View: Downtown BID expansion is good idea if it’s done right

Expanding the downtown Business Improvement District, in concept, is a good idea. But the city should do so only if property owners buy into the plan and nonprofits opt in to do their part....

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