Spokane Journal of Business

Local News > Retail

INW tourism marketers expect modest to strong growth

Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane, says the tourism-promotion organization is expecting modest growth in tourism here in 2018. “We’ve got a good number of convention groups coming in,” Kilday says. “Since the expansion of the Sp...

Spokane-area retail sales outpace income—for now

Following the trend of recent years, retailers here are again predicting sales growth for 2018. However, with income growth for the region remaining low, some industry representatives and observers remain skeptical as to how long this period of gains will...

Nike to cement ties to Spokane with new store

Matt Santangelo, the sixth-leading scorer in Gonzaga University basketball history and the executive director of Spokane Hoopfest, says he’s elated Portland-based Nike Inc., is bringing a retail store to the M Building in downtown Spokane. Santangelo s...

1

GeeksNGlory LLC: A gathering spot for gamers

Stepping into GeeksNGlory gaming bar feels like jumping into an Xbox. A bright green strip splits the dark walls. The dim lighting and minimalist black furniture are illuminated by bright green lights beneath the chairs, sofas, and bar. Television monito...

Auto glass shop to relocate in northeast Spokane

Import & Domestic Auto Glass, of Spokane, is buying a building at 1425 E. Francis and plans to move there next month from smaller quarters at a residential location in the Bigelow Gulch area, says owner Sergey Davydenko. The sale is scheduled to be com...

WSU survey: Many shoppers to skip Black Friday sales

A survey compiled by Washington State University’s Carson College of Business suggests a majority of Pacific Northwest shoppers may be inclined to skip big holiday sales dates like Black Friday this year. The survey, which was conducted online earlier ...

Investors buy building along East Sprague Avenue

Spokane-based Sprague Partners LLC, a real estate investment group, has purchased a building at 3401 E. Sprague for $595,000, says Kevin Edwards, broker with Hawkins Edwards Inc. and a partner with the purchasing company. Greg Byrd, a broker with Byrd Re...

1

Momentum mounts at The M

A year into The M redevelopment, Spokane developer Centennial Properties Inc. and its affiliates have obtained or applied for building permits valued at more than $33 million for the renovation project at 608 W. Main, the former site of Macy’s departmen...

Costco obtains permit for new Spokane store

Costco Wholesale Corp. has obtained building permits for its new $15.6 million retail warehouse, about three months after Spokane County said the permits were complete and ready for pickup. Representatives of Costco and the project contractor, Spokane-ba...

1

The Well taps healthy alternatives

As an advocate of nutrition and wellness, yoga instructor Natalie Gauvin kept hearing an excuse when she spoke to groups. People often told her they didn’t have the time to prepare nutrient-rich, natural-ingredient foods and beverages, or to get those ...

Sign up for our E-mail updates

including the
Morning Edition

Join our list