Spokane Journal of Business

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Costco environmental decision appealed

A resident of the Camelot neighborhood, located across the Newport Highway from the planned Costco site north of Spokane, wants a more thorough environmental review of the project. Tom Cooney, a retired attorney, has appealed the county’s findings—ca...

Universal Athletic opens showroom, office in Spokane Valley

Universal Athletic Services, a Bozeman, Mont.-based team and league sporting goods supplier, has leased 2,700 square feet of space for a new showroom and sales office in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, at 3808 N. Sullivan. Greg Miller, president ...

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Spokane Arena food court expansion gets underway

The Spokane Public Facilities District has begun upgrading food service areas in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, located at 720 W. Mallon, and expects to complete the work by this fall. Kevin Twohig, CEO of the facilities district, says the changes ...

1.5-acre development planned along north Ruby

Construction will be starting soon on a new 1.5-acre commercial complex along Ruby Street just over a mile north of downtown Spokane that will include an Advance Auto Parts store. Mike Schmitz, of SDS Realty, of Spokane, is marketing the project, which ...

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Rugged Trading Co.: Downsizing for dollars

What started five years ago as a way for Lindsey Roe to make money selling used items online for a few friends has turned into a flourishing business for both her and her husband, Josh Roe. Formed as Rugged Trading Co., Lindsey Roe began selling items on...

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Riverstone Village retail store space now fully leased

There’s no space left to lease at the Riverstone Village retail center in Coeur d’Alene, and all of the land in the surrounding 160-acre Riverstone development is spoken for, says a commercial real estate broker involved in many of the recent transact...

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Rare Ayre: Bottling a sense of place

Newly established business owner Michelle Anderson describes herself as a kind of story teller, whose company is working to tell the stories of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic places through their scent. “This region’s landscapes are so very e...

Furniture retailer 16 Cents Corp. opens its third store in Spokane

16 Cents Corp., a Spokane-based furniture retailer that does business as 16 Cents, 3 Shoes & 5 Socks, has opened its third location at 1233 N. Division, says owner Jason McSteen. The 22,000-square-foot building there also serves as the company’s headqu...

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Office, retail structure in Mead to be expanded

Charles Gallagher, owner of the Institute for Physical & Sports Therapy, is developing a second phase of the multitenant commercial center, near Mead, in which the institute is a charter occupant. The 6,000-square-foot, two-story addition will be on the ...

Fred Meyer store on Thor to offer shopping service

Fred Meyer Stores Inc. is preparing to roll out its online shopping service this summer at its East Central Spokane store, says Zach Stratton, Seattle-based Fred Meyer spokesman. The Portland-based superstore chain introduced the ClickList service earlie...

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