Spokane Journal of Business

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Targeting a bull’s-eye niche

As customers walk in the front door of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop Inc., CEO Robin Ball greets most by name. From the shooting range on the other side of the building comes the intermittent bang of pistol shots. At the glass counters where hu...

Goodwill leases South Hill space for new thrift shop

Spokane-based Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has leased 9,800 square feet of retail space on the South Hill, where it plans to open a new thrift store. The site, at 2929 E 27th, just north of the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, had been the...

Big R begins $4 million expansion of its Coeur d’Alene store

Great Falls, Mont.-based Western lifestyle retailer Big R Stores has started work on a $4 million expansion of its Coeur d’Alene store. The expansion project will add 50,000 square feet of floor space to the store at 170 E. Kathleen, nearly tripling it...

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Kizuri: Faring well with fair trade

Kim Harmson, an early childhood educator for most of her career, opened Kizuri, a fair trade retail store in downtown Spokane, with absolutely no retail experience. What she did have was a strong belief in community and the fair trade movement. Fair trad...

Lexus plans to expand downtown Spokane dealership

Larry H. Miller Lexus of Spokane plans to begin work this summer on a $3.2 million expansion and renovation at its dealership building at 1030 W. Third, in downtown Spokane. Sara Waldman, spokeswoman for Larry H. Miller Corp. headquartered in Salt Lake C...

Wireless retailers add authorized outlets here

Two telecommunications retailers have opened new AT&T Inc.-authorized dealer stores in the Inland Northwest, one in Spokane Valley and another in Post Falls, says AT&T spokesman Andy Colley. Portland-based Smart Wireless Inc. opened a new store earlier ...

Caruso’s Sandwich Co. plans new restaurant in Burgans Block project

North Idaho-based Caruso’s Sandwich Co. has obtained the first building permit for tenant improvements at on the ground floor of the Ruby Suites complex that’s under construction on the Burgans Fine Furniture Block, at 1120 N. Division. Chris & Pat I...

The Growler Guys craft beer shop seeks other space after objection to liquor license

Geoff Guertzmacher and his wife, Lindsey, who live in the Tri-Cities, are delaying plans to open a Growler Guys craft beer shop on Spokane’s South Hill after learning their state liquor license application was being held up because of an objection. Mea...

New York firm buys Coldwater Creek brand

An affiliate of Sycamore Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm that owns Aeropostale, Hot Topic, Talbots, and a number of other retail chains, announced that it has acquired the Coldwater Creek brand and related intellectual property. Sycam...

Staples store moves are central to three projects

Staples Inc., the Framingham, Mass.-based office supply retail chain, is making two of its Spokane-area outlets smaller, says a commercial real estate agent with some knowledge of the projects. Meantime, Party City Corp., a Rockaway N.J.-based party supp...

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