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Third Gerardo’s restaurant planned on North Side

Husband-and-wife duo Juventino and Edna Garcia plan to open another Gerardo’s Mexican Food restaurant, this one to be located at 1530 E. Francis, in north Spokane....

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Botzon’s Automotive to expand import repair shop

Bud Botzon started repairing the bicycles of friends as a child growing up in California. A near lifetime of service continues today as he’s now a Spokane Valley-based mechanic....

Journal of Business selects its 2021 class of Business Icons

The Journal of Business has selected its 2021 class of Business Icons, who will be honored at a virtual event on May 5. This year’s honorees are: •Judy Cole, former Avista Corp. executive; •Rich Hadley, former CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated;...

Cozzetto’s Coin-Op moves to North Side

Due to an increase in homeless activity around the business premises, a lack of parking, and traffic growth on Third Avenue, Steve Cozzetto says he recently moved his 44-year-old laundry machine servicing business out of downtown Spokane to a larger...

Mullen’s Memphis deal muddies its future in Spokane

Mullen Technologies Inc.’s future in Spokane is up in the air as the startup electric vehicle manufacturer eyes Memphis, Tennessee, for its future headquarters. A press release from the company on March 18 says the company plans to establish its...

Guardian Mortgage to add second Spokane office

Guardian Mortgage plans to open an office in the Wonder Building, its second Spokane location here in three years, says the company’s Spokane-based regional manager Jay Affleck. The company has leased about 3,000 square feet of office space on the...

Uprise Brewing mulled in Kendall Yards

Jonathan Sweatt, operator and owner of Downriver Grill, Flying Goat, and Republic Pi restaurants, along with a two of his employees, brothers Brandon and Ryan Hare, have submitted an initial permit application to the city of Spokane for Uprise Brewing Co....

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Angela’s Family Service works to provide safety net for at-risk families

Angela Kraemer decided if she was going to leave the home to help generate income for her family, she would do something fulfilling. At the suggestion of a friend 13 years ago, Kraemer founded Angela’s Family Services LLC, a business that helps...

The Journal’s View: Improved revenue forecast takes away need for new taxes

With welcome news that the state’s revenue forecast has returned to pre-pandemic levels, now is the time for the Legislature to turn to providing relief to residents and businesses with available resources rather than focusing on unneeded and untimely...

Guest Commentary: UW-GU health partnership supports region’s economic growth

It is critically important we increase health care providers in Washington state. Rural communities are facing a concerning health care provider shortage, increasing the difficulty for people to access affordable, quality health care close to home...

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