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Three new eateries are being built in Kendall Yards

Affiliates of Liberty Lake-based real estate development company Greenstone Corp. are erecting three restaurant buildings with a combined construction valuation of $1.2 million in the Kendall Yards urban village development northwest of downtown Spokane. ...


Blew’s Construction wins Spokane Valley Tech remodel

Blew’s Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, has won a $1 million contract for a second phase of remodeling work at Spokane Valley Tech, a technical- and career-based learning center for high school students. Blew’s started construction on Dec. 16 to...


'Green rush' set to boom

As the license application deadline for growing, processing, or selling marijuana in Washington state approaches, the number of Spokane County retail applicants is almost twice the number of retail licenses the county has been allotted. As of Dec.17, a ...


Future of downtown Spokane’s IMAX theater grows cloudier

The future of the IMAX theater in downtown Spokane appears more clouded in the wake of a Riverfront Park advisory committee’s recent recommendation to stop showing movies there. The group’s recommendation is part of an overall report on current plann...


Brewing no evil on the West Plains

Airway Heights brewery Orlison Brewing Co. has more than doubled its barrel output in the last year, says Bernie Düenwald, company co-owner, president, and brew master. Operations manager and brewer Mark Borland says he estimates the brewery will have so...


Inland Northwest economy continues to make positive strides

In some sectors of the Inland Northwest economy, activity levels are returning to prerecession levels, welcome news that comes none too soon for economic observers. In overall employment, Spokane-area economists are expecting job growth next year, though...


Spokane-area real estate comeback is expected to stay on track for third year

In one of the brighter real estate sectors, Spokane-area residential sales improved for the second consecutive year in 2013, and Ken Lewis, owner of Spokane Valley-based Prudential Spokane Real Estate, says he expects the spring of 2014 to be the best spr...


Regional tourism industry expects strong business next year

Spokane tourism officials are optimistic that visitor numbers and expenditures will increase in 2014, including among those here for conventions, sports events, and leisure travel. Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane, says that organizatio...

Spokane-area retailers here feeling good about sales growth in 2014

Spokane-area retailers say they are planning for strong sales next year. Bryn West, general manager for River Park Square, says the downtown shopping center expects to see an overall 3 percent increase in sales in 2014, which is on par with the predicti...

 Downtown's 'creative alley' attracts more activity

Downtown's 'creative alley' attracts more activity

Tucked amongst exposed brick, scant graffiti, and “No Loitering” signs, a quiet revival is taking place on west Pacific Avenue in downtown Spokane. The west 100 block of the street, in particular, has become known as “creative alley,” to its resi...

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