Spokane Journal of Business

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Otis building owner plans boutique hotel in downtown Spokane

Portland, Ore.-based real estate developer Curtis Rystadt plans to turn the long-shuttered, five-story Otis Hotel building in downtown Spokane into a 112 guest-room boutique hotel that will be affiliated with the Hotel Indigo brand. Rystadt says he’s a...

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Holiday hype starts to mount

Too soon to be making a list and checking it twice? Some in the retail industry say Christmas shopping is already starting. National trends show that more consumers are getting a head start on holiday shopping this year. Several Spokane-area retailers r...

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VA to relocate Health Care for Homeless Veterans program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Heath Care for Homeless Veterans program in Spokane plans to move into a building being renovated and expanded at 504 E. Second, east of downtown, says Bret Bowers, public affairs officer at Mann-Grandstaff VA Me...

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Spokane brews craft community, with more on tap

In the past five years, the beer-brewing community here has transformed from a near novelty to a Spokane staple, some local brewers say. Matthew Hanson, co-owner of Whistle Punk Brewing LLC, of Spokane, says he’s noticed mid-sized breweries diminishing...

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Snacktivist Foods: Health food’s sweet spot

Joni Kindwall-Moore and her children have issues with certain foods. Eggs give her hives, and wheat makes her joints ache. Her son experiences bouts of digestive troubles and eczema from some foods, and her daughter was born intolerant of dairy products....

Grizzly Glass plans new $1 million headquarters

Hayden-based glass-repair business Grizzly Glass Centers Inc. plans to move next month to larger quarters in the Warren K Industrial Park, where the company is developing its new, $1 million headquarters building. Owner Steve Wright says the building wil...

Valley printing company moves into larger space

Pacific Northwest Print & Fulfillment Inc., of Spokane Valley, has moved into 15,300 square feet of leased space in the Bielec Industrial Park, at 18001 E. Euclid, to accommodate substantial business growth, says Chris Ballard, the company’s president a...

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Spokane to court Amazon

A team of Spokane economic development advocates is working on a longshot proposal to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest internet-based retailer. Those recruiters hope Spokane’s workforce, cost of living, and busine...

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Green Bluff farmers look beyond fall

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Bodacious Berries, Fruit & Brews hosted a small concert drawing an audience to its Green Bluff farm. As people gathered across a wide lawn, some played games while others relaxed in chairs. A steady number of individuals wa...

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