Spokane Journal of Business

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Medical Lake community sees wave of new business

The small town of Medical Lake just southwest of Spokane is seeing a mini-surge in business activity with a number of new businesses having opened recently and several others reopening under new ownership. Nine businesses, mostly retail, have opened ther...

Car wash facility slated in West Central area

Spokane Valley-based Sarff Investments LLC plans to develop a car wash facility at 1111 N. Maple, in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood. Hal Sarff, one of three owners of Sarff Investments, says the company plans to handle most of the construction o...

Brokers buy downtown Fusion Juice restaurant

Dallas and Ellen Lightner and Ryan Towner, all of Spokane, have bought the assets of Fusion Juice of Spokane Inc. They plan to operate the independent restaurant in the James S. Black Building, at 107 S. Howard, as Spokane Fusion LLC. The restaurant occu...

Yoke’s agrees to buy Trading Co. stores

Spokane Valley-based grocery-store chain Yoke’s Foods Inc. said it has agreed to buy the four Trading Co. Stores supermarkets from Bonner Foods Inc., of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The stores are located in southwest Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, and Po...

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Bye-bye to medical marijuana dispensaries

Senate Bill 5052, the Washington measure to close all medical cannabis dispensaries not licensed with the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, will take effect this Friday, July 1. Signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee this past April, the bill, now titled ...

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Rosauers launches grocery delivery

Spokane-based grocery retailer Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. has launched its own grocery-delivery service in an effort to be on the front end of an industry trend. Rosauers President and CEO Jeff Philipps says more retailers, ranging from traditional super...

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Rock City Grill to move to South Hill

After 24 years of operating in downtown Spokane, the owners of Rock City Grill are moving the restaurant to the South Hill from the River Park Square shopping mall downtown, where it has been a fixture for 13 years. Jim Rhoades and his wife, Rose Rhoad...

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Petit Chat Bakery: The little cat gets bigger

Petit Chat Bakery, an 8-year-old business located near the Whitworth University campus, has expanded to include a wholesale operation through Petit Chat Corp., and has begun selling its bread products to area restaurants and retailers. Spokane native Ja...

Bakery might be starter project on Ridpath block

A modest predevelopment application to open a bakery in the long-vacant Halliday Building, next to the shuttered Ridpath Hotel downtown, is just the first glimpse of plans to breathe new life into the block, says Spokane real estate investor and developer...

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