Spokane Journal of Business

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Ree Creations: Repurposing with purpose

We all know someone who has a crafting hobby, whether it’s sewing, knitting, painting, woodworking, or scrapbooking. And while most people see craft projects as something fun to do in our free time, 57-year-old Debra Nielson has turned her passion ...

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At Homes Stores plans outlet in old Cd’A Kmart

Plano, Texas-based At Home Stores LLC plans to open an outlet at the site of a former Kmart store at 201 W. Neider, in Coeur d’Alene, its second planned Inland Northwest store....

YaYa Brewing envisioned in Spokane Valley

Brothers Christopher Gass and Jason Gass came up with the idea of YaYa Brewing Co. over beer. Now, the brothers expect to open the Spokane Valley brewery later this year. They had their sights set on an industrial and business-friendly setting for ...

Blissful Whisk pastry shop to open this spring

With a teaching kitchen and rustic country space for customers to enjoy high tea, Blissful Whisk LLC bakery will have the kind of cozy atmosphere baker and owner Tiffany Cable says her kids had in the kitchen growing up. ...

Steamed bun eatery planned in Spokane’s University District

New steamed bun and breakfast restaurant Tasty Bun is set to open in early March, at 829 E. Boone, in Spokane’s University District, says chef and owner Jeff Skaife. With a seating capacity of 16, Tasty Bun will occupy 800 square feet of usable space...

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Costco completes sale of North Side property

Costco Wholesale Corp. has completed the sale of its former 134,000-square-foot warehouse store building on Spokane’s North Side to San Pedro, Calif.-based Rich Development Enterprises LLC....

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Cobenali Creations: Warmest greetings—without the warmth

Spokane Valley-based illustrator Colin Hayes prides himself on his aversion to sappy greeting cards. He demonstrates this through his new venture, a line of quirky and witty cards called Cobenali Creations, soon to be available in gift shops nationally. ...

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Out of the bag: Grocers prepare for potential plastic ban

Retailers throughout Washington state soon could be banned from offering customers single-use plastic bags, in an effort to reduce plastic waste and better protect the environment....

Two Men & A Truck starts first Spokane office

Chris Jones, a new franchisee of Michigan-based moving company Two Men & A Truck, has opened his first office in Spokane Valley. Jones, 29, is basing the franchise in 5,000 square feet of leased office and warehouse space in the Vista Industrial Park...

Blue Zoo aquarium to open at NorthTown Mall

Blue Zoo, an interactive aquarium and zoo hybrid that will feature about 100 to 150 different species of animals, will open in July or August on the second floor of the NorthTown Mall, says Blue Zoo co-owner Jon Hepworth. ...

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