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Idaho car wash developer to return to Spokane market

Veteran Boise-based car wash owner and operator Bill Martin doesn’t think he’s ever been this busy. “There’s a rate of growth in the industry that’s never been seen before,” Martin says....

Three new convenience stores planned in Spokane area

Salt Lake City-based convenience store and gas station chain Maverik Inc. is among three companies planning new convenience store-fueling station outlets in the Spokane area....


Amazon-like Valley facility boasts $105M price tag

Updates to the massive facility being constructed in Spokane Valley show more markers of an Amazon project, which if true puts the e-commerce giant in the running to become one of Spokane County’s largest employers. ...


Downtown Spokane For Rent: Street-level vacancies stack up with fewer office workers in core

There was a time when one couldn’t walk downtown without bumping into someone else, but now you can stand in the middle of the sidewalk with arms stretched wide and not touch another soul....


In contracting retail market, some surviving shops thrive

Despite the fact thousands of retail storefronts across the U.S. have struggled or gone away in recent years, some Spokane-based retailers say they could be on the verge of all-time holiday sales records in 2020....


Cannabis sales surge in Spokane County

Fiscal 2020 was a banner year for cannabis sales in Spokane County, and retailers here say behavior changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the main driver of the increase....


Brews Bros to open in Wells Fargo Building

Julie Katzer and her husband, Shalako “Shak” Katzer, have targeted Dec. 1 as the day they will unveil their Brews Bros Coffee Bar & Bistro in the newly rebuilt lobby of the Wells Fargo Building, at 601 W. First....

Goodwill moves e-commerce operations to old Ring &Things building

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has purchased the former Rings & Things building at 303 E. Third, where the nonprofit has moved its e-commerce and administration departments....


URM grows west

Spokane-based wholesale cooperative URM Stores Inc. has purchased the former Northwest Bedding complex on the West Plains to accommodate ongoing growth, as the organization expands west of the Cascade Mountains. ...


Tin Roof owners open new furniture store on Sprague

Longtime Spokane retailer Acme TV Home & Office Inc. has opened a new furniture store, Bide & Burgeon, in the Sprague Union District, east of downtown Spokane....

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