Spokane Journal of Business

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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. ...

Hardwick & Sons hardware store to move from Seattle to Post Falls

Hardwick & Sons Inc. hardware store, a fixture of Seattle’s University District for nearly nine decades, is looking at moving to Post Falls, says CEO and third-generation owner Dean Hardwick, who cites rising taxes in Washington state...

White Brick Interiors opens in Cd’A

Home décor store White Brick Interiors has opened in 2,000 square feet of leased space at 2055 N. Main, in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Village. ...

French Toast Children’s Boutique to move to Kendall Yards

French Toast Children’s Boutique plans to move its store from the Steam Plant building at 159 S. Lincoln downtown to a new 1,100-square-foot space at 1170 W. Summit Parkway in the Kendall Yards neighborhood. ...

Whim Wine Bar planned at River Park Square

Whim Wine Bar is a new wine bar coming to the ground floor of River Park Square downtown mall, at 808 W. Main, next month. The shop is co-owned by Kori Henderson and husband Paul Blacketer, who have both worked in the food and service industries ...

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