Spokane Journal of Business

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Red Lion Hotels to adopt new reservation platform

Red Lion Hotels Corp., of Spokane, says it has entered into an agreement with Sceptre Hospitality Resources, of Denver, to use that company’s WindsurferCRS system as its reservation platform, technology that it hopes will add more access to reservation,...

South Hill retailer to close its doors

L.D.E. Inc. will close the 19-year-old 50 Percent Off Card Shop in mid-June, one of four such stores it operates in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area, says Linda Powell, longtime owner of the stores, citing a decline in sales as the reason for the planned ...

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Downtown Spokane’s wine district uncorked

Spokane is home to more than 25 wineries and tasting rooms, and many are located in the downtown area. If Mike Allen has anything to do with it, someday soon people will be talking about a Cork District in Spokane as a wine, dining, and entertainment dest...

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Rosauers Supermarkets plans store in Suncrest area

Spokane-based grocery chain Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. plans to construct a new $3.1 million, 32,000-square-foot grocery store in the Suncrest area in Stevens County, northwest of Spokane. Rosauers President Jeff Philipps says the new store will be const...

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Nothing Bundt Cakes: Let them eat … bundlets

Samuel Canty, 25, and his family were on their way to brunch with friends one Sunday when his mom, Jolyn, realized she had forgotten to bring the coffee cake she’d promised the host. Earle, Sam’s father, offered that he had eaten “‘the best thing ...

Grapetree Village owners mull expansion

Retail space at Grapetree Village is all leased up, and the owners are considering developing two new buildings at the South Hill commercial center on the 2000 block of east 29th Avenue, says a real estate broker involved in the leases. Recently signed t...

Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy

Coldwater Creek Inc., the Sandpoint-based women’s clothing retailer, announced this morning that the company and all of its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said in a press release that its stores and website are open for bus...

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Cip Paulsen plans marijuana production operation in former Costco building

Clarence “Cip” Paulsen III, of Spokane, says he plans to convert the former Costco building at 800 E. Third, east of downtown Spokane, into a 131,500-square-foot marijuana growing and processing facility. Paulsen says he and business partner Brian Mu...

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Downtown Business Improvement District attracts outliers

A group of businesspeople in southwest downtown Spokane plans to move forward with a proposal to join the city’s Business Improvement District, citing a need for graffiti cleanup, safety patrols, and beautification. The only caveat is a majority of pro...

Titan Truck forms new unit to outfit police cruisers

Titan Truck Equipment Co., the Spokane Valley supplier of commercial and performance truck equipment and accessories, has launched a new division that outfits emergency vehicles, says Dave Masinter, vice president and general manager of the company. The ...

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