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NOBO Pets launches here as online leash retailer

Two years ago, when he lived in Denver, running and hiking enthusiast Evan Purcell arrived home from work, threw on his workout gear, leashed his dog Bode, and the two went for an evening run. The near inseparable pair were so eager to see each other...


Duncan Produce pivots after pandemic-related shutdowns

Over four decades ago, John Duncan went from cutting french fries in the basement of a ...


Going the distance: The future of restaurants and retail stores in the Inland Northwest

On May 11, Bob and Barbara Materne celebrated the 39th anniversary of The Swinging Doors with little...


Spokane hoteliers hope to buck West Side trends

Reports of hundreds of layoffs at hotels in the Seattle area this month have some in the industry he...


Dearly Consignment bridal shop joins sister company

Maybe Cassie Cleary will slow down a bit. Or, maybe she won’t. After she debuted Honest in Ivory ...


Q&A with Spokane YouTuber Dave Erickson

Dave Erickson was in broadcast journalism for 15 years, during which time he spent more than four years at Spokane’s KXLY Broadcast Group. Erickson is still in front of the camera, but he’s no longer reporting from a studio desk. ...


Making lemonade: Eateries upgrade in downtime

A handful of bars and restaurants in the Spokane area have used the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to remodel and deep-clean their spaces, sometimes using Paycheck Protection Program loan funds to pay employees to help with the work. ...


Huppin’s to reinvent North Side showroom

Longtime Spokane electronics retailer Huppin’s Hi-Fi, Photo & Video Inc. is reimagining its north Spokane store to embrace a more experiential retail model, says Murray Huppin, president and owner. ...


Goodwill lives tale of two states

The reopening of Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest stores in Idaho is a welcome relief to the organization, says CEO Clark Brekke. With most of its operations in Washington state, however, the Spokane-based organization still faces a myriad ...

Washington Lottery office to move to NorthTown Mall

Washington’s Lottery plans to open its first retail space in the NorthTown Mall this year, although those plans have already been slowed somewhat by the current pandemic, says Grove Ayers, general manager of the mall. ...

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