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Restaurants & Retail: Roast House Coffee plans first coffee shop

Spokane-based artisan coffee roaster Roast House Coffee plans to open its first coffee shop this spring. Roast House owner Deborah Di Bernardo says the shop, to be called First Avenue Coffee, will occupy a 3,000-square-foot space on the ground floor of t...

Restaurants & Retail: Steam Plant restaurant reopens in downtown Spokane

Downtown Spokane’s iconic Steam Plant has reopened with a freshly renovated interior, and new rooftop event space. Spencer Sowl, facilities operations and property manager for the Avista Development, says the historic building at 159 S. Lincoln closed ...

Restaurants & Retail: 7 Wonders spa opens in Spokane Valley

7 Wonders Beauty Spa and Wellness has opened in the former Evergreen Wellness Center, at 10 N. Evergreen Road. Ann Cao says she purchased the 6,000-square-foot building in August and worked with a local independent contractor to remodel its interior spa...

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Bear Minimum: Cooking up survival gear

Running a Spokane online business selling collapsible cook pots for camping or survival boils down to a fascination with cool gear, says founder Cory Santiago. His appreciation for handy tools led Santiago a few years ago to brainstorm about developing a...

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Clementine & Agnes: Creator of Color

Most people could probably guess that Spokane cosmetologist Robin Peltier, with her glittering skin and red-lipped smile, works with color. Peltier, 54, is the owner of Clementine & Agnes, a young company that makes and sells mineral makeup, as well as a...

Contract Design Associates changes hands

Spokane-based office furniture dealership Contract Design Associates Inc. has changed hands following its founders’ retirement, says Gwendolyn Marlow, a current co-owner. After 37 years, husband-and-wife duo Bruce and Jill Butterworth retired on Dec. 3...

$1 million food hall planned in old Sterling Savings building

Preliminary plans on file with the city of Spokane show the first floor of downtown Spokane’s former Sterling Bank building could soon be converted into a multitenant “food hall” restaurant space to be called Market Hall Eatery, following a renovati...

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Spokane Tribe to open casino early next month

The Spokane Tribe of Indians says it will debut its new 38,000-square-foot casino in Airway Heights to the public at 7 p.m on Jan. 8. Spokane Tribe chairwoman Carol Evans says the casino will open with 450 slot machines and 12 table games, which will inc...

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Ponderosa Village proposed on Dishman-Mica Road

A Spokane development company is planning a multi-building retail center surrounding the Barney’s Harvest Foods in south Spokane Valley. To be called Ponderosa Village, the project will involve construction of five new buildings with roughly 25,500 squ...

INW tourism marketers expect modest to strong growth

Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane, says the tourism-promotion organization is expecting modest growth in tourism here in 2018. “We’ve got a good number of convention groups coming in,” Kilday says. “Since the expansion of the Sp...

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