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Amazon effect might not lead to employment surge

It’s unusual—arguably unprecedented—to go into a new year knowing one employer plans to hire 1,500 people in the Spokane area. A pair of Spokane economists, however, are projecting job growth in 2019 similar to what has occurred this year...

3 Ninjas debuts first restaurant in Kendall Yards

Colbert-based 3 Ninjas Mobile Food & Catering LLC recently opened its first restaurant in Kendall Yards. Steve Kitchens, who co-owns the business along with his friends Tymen Hofman and Michael Anderson...

English-style pub planned in Coeur d’Alene

A new English-style pub called The Crown & Thistle soon will occupy a previously vacant space at 107 N. Fourth, in what is known as the Sherman building in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Owner Jennifer Drake says she hopes to have the 1,600-square-foot space ...

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates enters Spokane market

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates & Ice Cream, a Utah-based candy company, has opened its first store outside of the Beehive State in a new Wandermere strip mall at 513 E. Hastings. The company was started by Marie Cavanaugh more than 50 years ago and remain...

Happy Trails to Brews tavern planned in Indian Trail neighborhood

A new tavern called Happy Trails to Brews is coming to 9025 N. Indian Trail Road in northwest Spokane. William Reeve, who co-owns the business with his wife, Danielle, says Happy Trails plans to open later this month in a 1,400-square-foot space ...

Spokane retail sales predicted to slow in 2019

Although retail sales growth here has been stronger than expected in recent years due to low interest rates and increased job growth, some observers of the retail industry are predicting a slowdown in the coming year. ...

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Storage facility, retail building in the works at Nine Mile

Spokane-based Storage Solutions Nine Mile LLC has started construction of a 75,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 5920 state Route 291, in the Nine Mile Falls community, says Ryan Layton, the company’s chief operating officer. ...

Spirit Lake electric bicycle shop relocates in wake of city sewer issues

A retailer in Spirit Lake, Idaho, has found a way to expand despite a citywide moratorium on new building construction. Marc Kroetch, owner of Fresh Air E-Bikes, opened the business three years ago after he took his first ride on an e-bike...

Arbor Crest opens tasting room at Davenport

Spokane Valley-based Arbor Crest Wine Cellars has opened a new tasting room in the Historic Davenport Hotel downtown. The tasting room occupies a 290-square-foot space on the lobby level of the hotel, at 10 S. Post. ...

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