Spokane Journal of Business

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Chick-fil-A scopes its first restaurant site in Spokane

Spokane could soon have its first Chick-fil-A restaurant, according to documents filed with the city, although the Atlanta-based restaurant chain declines to confirm those plans. ...

River Rock Taphouse to open downtown

River Rock Taphouse Inc. plans to open late this month in the former Spokane Chronicle newspaper printing room, in the Chronicle Building, at 926 W. Sprague downtown. ...

Cycling gym opens on Monroe

Spincity LLC is a new cycling gym that opened early this month at 1215 N. Monroe. Owner Jared Mueller says the business occupies an 1,800-square-foot space that previously housed Don Juan’s Tailoring & Formal Wearhouse LLC. ...

Spokane massage therapist creates mobile app

Spokane massage therapist Katie Wilcox says she’s created a new mobile platform called Knead It Now that’s designed to help self-employed massage therapists reach new clients, build their businesses, and recover losses from cancellations. ...

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Little Photo Bus Company: Major demand for a microbus

Deanna Haggerty and her daughter, Kyla, have always loved vintage Volkswagen Type 2 buses. “Whenever we’d see one, we’d say, ‘It would be so cool to own one of those.’ But there was never really a reason to have one,” Kyla says. ...

Spokane-based Wendy’s franchisee acquire restaurants in Nebraska

A Spokane-based Wendy’s restaurants franchisee has acquired seven Wendy’s restaurants in Nebraska. Wenspok Resources LLC, which does business as Wenspok Cos., will add 250 employees to its current staff of more than 1,000, according to a press ...

New speakeasy bar planned downtown

Construction has started on Scofflaws Book Club, a new speakeasy-themed bar that’s planned to open in the historic Legion Building, at 108 N. Washington downtown. ...

Post Falls chef revives business

Basic Kneads Personal Chef & Catering has returned to the Post Falls area. Owner and chef Rhea Skinner says she restarted the business about three months ago as an online service for customers in Spokane, Kootenai, Benewah, and Bonner counties. ...

Lumberbeard Brewing planned in Third Avenue space

Lumberbeard Brewing plans to open in late summer in what was formerly the Culligan Water Systems space at 25 E. Third. ...

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Fresh Soul: SOUL TRAINing

Alongside ribs, catfish sandwiches, and collard greens, East Central neighborhood soul food restaurant Fresh Soul is serving opportunities for teens to learn job skills. ...

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