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Once-obscure Washington Cracker venue draws events, visitors

Since its purchase four years ago by local investor group Cracker Box LLC, the former Washington Cracker Co. building at 304 W. Pacific quietly has been transforming into a popular Spokane event venue. Darby McKee, who co-owns the building along with Mar...


The M building to be entirely finished by October

Doug Yost, director of real estate investments for Spokane-based Centennial Real Estate Investments, says he expects all work at The M, the former Macy’s building at 608 W. Main downtown, to be completed by October. However, Yost says plans call for th...


Hotel Indigo is still a go in downtown Spokane

When reached by phone by the Journal, Portland, Ore.-based real estate developer Curtis Rystadt was standing in line at Portland International Airport waiting to a board a plane to Atlanta for a kickoff party Hotel Indigo was throwing for owners and soon-...


Two South Hill retail centers approach launch

Planning and permitting activities are continuing for two long-envisioned commercial centers on the upper South Hill. QueenB Radio Inc. is planning a center recently renamed Radio Tower Village on 17 acres of land known as the KXLY site on the west side ...


New Costco store project moves forward

Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, is constructing a new $15.6 million Costco Wholesale Corp. membership warehouse store, at 12020 N. Newport Highway, north of Spokane, where site work is well underway. The retail warehouse will occupy 167,000 square ...


Ponderosa Village retail center to go up in Valley

Work is expected to start in April on the first two of five planned buildings in a proposed development surrounding Barney’s Harvest Foods grocery store, at 11205 E. Dishman-Mica Road in Spokane Valley, says Clyde Haase, of Spokane-based Haase Landscape...


Several projects rolling at Northern Quest

The Kalispel Development Co., the development arm of the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority, has projects approaching $30 million in value in the works at its Northern Quest Resort & Casino, on the West Plains. Brandon Haugen, general manger of Kalispel ...


Millwood sets stage to attract business

The little city of Millwood is in the midst of a transformation, some say, with several projects in the works that are aimed at improving infrastructure and attracting new businesses. Surrounded by the city of Spokane Valley on three sides, Millwood cove...


Northern Quest starts $3 million-plus in new projects

Kalispel Development Co., the real estate arm of the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority, has three new projects under construction at Northern Quest Resort Casino worth a total of more than $3 million. Those projects—a renovation of the hotel’s top f...


Northwest Summers: On the cutting edge

When a windstorm ripped through the region in fall of 2015, it left in its wake tons of yard waste from battered trees—debris destined for the dump or a burn pile. But Dallas and Kate Summers, owners of Northwest Summers, a custom art business on Spoka...

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