Spokane Journal of Business

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Restaurateurs plans second Fieldhouse eatery

Spokane-based Nelson+Phelps Hospitality Inc. plans to open a Fieldhouse Pizza & Tap House in Liberty Lake, its second such outlet. Last summer, the company began remodeling a 5,000-square-foot space for that restaurant. That space, located at 1235 N. Li...

Sex shop violated Spokane Valley city code, court rules

The Washington State Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that viewing rooms in a sex shop don’t conform to Spokane Valley municipal regulations. ...

Habitat For Humanity buys building for offices, store

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane is working on remodeling a new location to house both its offices and Habitat Store. ...

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Store Fixtures R Us set to close at month’s end

The owner of Store Fixtures R Us, which supplies fixtures, displays, and other related items to retail stores, says he plans to close the 25-year-old East Spokane store by the end of this month, after already having shuttered sister plastic-fabrication c...

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Kershaw’s Inc.: Office supply centenarian

This is how old Kershaw’s Inc. is: The downtown Spokane office-supply company was 8 years old when the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series in 1908. When Frederick Kershaw founded Western Typewriter in 1900, the U.S. population was 75 million, less...

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Yearning for a slice of the pie

Restaurateurs are banking on an apparently growing appetite for pizza, with at least 10 having opened outlets in the Spokane area since the start of the year. Those that have launched new eateries this year include larger brands such as Mod Pizza and Bl...

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Larry H. Miller to swap, remodel downtown Spokane dealership sites

Larry H. Miller Dealerships plans to build new automotive sales and services facilities for its existing Toyota and Honda dealerships in downtown Spokane before the end of 2016, as two big parts of the $20 million in projects it has underway in the city...

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Laying chips on the cards, in an effort to halt hackers

A quiet deadline is looming for businesses that accept credit and debit cards. After Oct. 1, most merchants that haven’t switched to a new payment standard that encrypts certain identifying account information could be liable for losses if they accept ...

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Illuminating instruments

An antique clarinet once sat in a backroom at Hoffman Music too old to play. But now the instrument has a brighter future as part of a $250 hand-crafted lamp. The Spokane music store typically stocks at least a handful of such novelty lamps that incorpor...

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Retail sales rise throughout Spokane County

Taxable retail sales throughout Spokane County increased 5 percent through the first half of this year, compared with the year-earlier period, county budget and finance office statistics show. Through the first six months of 2015, Spokane County had just...

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