Spokane Journal of Business

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Hillyard shopping center changes hands for $17.65M

A 66,500-square-foot shopping center in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood has sold to Spokane-based investment company Sinto Properties LLC. The company purchased the multitenant property, which is located on the 3900 block of north Market Street...

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Casual Friday Donuts to open Spokane Valley store

After a decade of operating Casual Friday Donuts on Spokane’s North Side, owner and Spokane Valley resident Amber Owens plans to debut a second donut shop closer to home this month....

Business Interiors of Idaho opens first Spokane location

Commercial office furniture company Business Interiors of Idaho has opened its first Spokane store at 408 W. Third downtown. The 35-year-old Boise, Idaho-based company debuted the store a month ago in a 1,000-square-foot showroom floor....

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A new dynamic in the used-car market

Demand for used vehicles has increased significantly, and that’s unlikely to change until vehicle manufacturers catch up to demand for new cars and trucks, industry sources say....

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Q&A with Spiceology’s Heather Scholten

Heather Scholten has been with Spokane-based spice and rub mix startup Spiceology Inc. from the beginning. She almost didn’t take the job. In 2012, she was spending her days testing recipes and posting to her food blog, Farmgirl Gourmet....

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Electric-vehicle purchases rise in Spokane, but hurdles remain

Electric vehicle purchases have been increasing steadily among Spokane County residents, but industry observers say there are still several hurdles to widespread adoption....

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Third Gerardo’s restaurant planned on North Side

Husband-and-wife duo Juventino and Edna Garcia plan to open another Gerardo’s Mexican Food restaurant, this one to be located at 1530 E. Francis, in north Spokane....

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Botzon’s Automotive to expand import repair shop

Bud Botzon started repairing the bicycles of friends as a child growing up in California. A near lifetime of service continues today as he’s now a Spokane Valley-based mechanic....

Cozzetto’s Coin-Op moves to North Side

Due to an increase in homeless activity around the business premises, a lack of parking, and traffic growth on Third Avenue, Steve Cozzetto says he recently moved his 44-year-old laundry machine servicing business out of downtown Spokane to a larger...

Uprise Brewing mulled in Kendall Yards

Jonathan Sweatt, operator and owner of Downriver Grill, Flying Goat, and Republic Pi restaurants, along with a two of his employees, brothers Brandon and Ryan Hare, have submitted an initial permit application to the city of Spokane for Uprise Brewing Co....

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