Spokane Journal of Business

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Extended-stay hotel opens after long renovation

Lee Carney, principal and general manager at Turning Leaf Townhomes extended-stay lodging on Spokane’s North Side, says the facility is now fully operational after two years of room-by-room rehabilitation of the former Solar World Estates complex. Turn...

McDonald’s tabs Spokane for mobile-order testing

Oakbrook, Ill.-based McDonald’s Corp. has rolled out mobile, to-go ordering beta testing at 51 res...

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Maryhill Winery to build tasting room in Kendall Yards

Craig and Vicki Leuthold, founders of the Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., say they plan to bui...

Harnessing hospitality to enhance guest services

Tourism and hospitality constitute one of the largest industries in the United States today, generat...

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Ohmygaia LLC: A natural solution to sweat

It’s good to press hard in a race running toward the finish line, but one Coeur d’Alene woman wa...

Firehouse Subs to enter Spokane market

Firehouse Subs, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based restaurant chain, plans to open a restaurant in the Northgate Center retail complex, at 7808 N. Division, says Natasha Wojcik, a company spokeswoman. The 2,100-square-foot restaurant, to be located at the southe...

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The future of the hotel key

Several large hotel brands have begun experimenting with digital key technology here, which enables hotel guests to enter their room by holding their smartphone to the lock, rather than using the traditional plastic key card. Hotel representatives here ...

Cost Less Carpet moves Spokane Valley outlet to larger space

Cost Less Carpet store manager Wayne Gladden says the 2-year-old Spokane Valley store has moved to a building the company purchased at 115 N. Sullivan, giving it seven times more space than its previous Spokane Valley location, at 15310 E. Marietta. “I...

Two sporting goods retailers coming to Spokane Valley

Two sporting goods store chains are planning to open outlets within a mile of each other in Spokane Valley. One of them, Midvale, Utah-based Sportsman’s Warehouse, has leased 32,400 square feet of retail space at the former Sports Authority site, near ...

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ModShopGirl LLC: Organized by design

Four years ago, Lisa Repp decided she’d create a decorative wall unit for holding grab-and-go essentials in her Spokane home. Mainly, the wall unit held keys at a visible point near an entry because she and her husband always seemed to be searching for ...

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