Spokane Journal of Business

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Liberty Lake coffee shop to rebrand as Bocopop

The Well Coffeehouse is being rebranded as Bocopop, says new owner Steven Kelly. Kelly bought the popular Liberty Lake coffee shop and eatery, located in nearly 1,000 square feet of space at 21980 E. Country Vista Drive, in July....

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Massive Amazon-like project pursued in Spokane Valley

The city of Spokane Valley today approved a permit for initial grading work for a 1.3 million-square-foot building. The company behind the development, characterized as Project Fireball, isn't listed in public documents, but the project has some of the...

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Reimagining of Division Street begins

Spokane-area transportation professionals are collaborating to re-envision what Division Street could be once the North Spokane Corridor opens. It’s a vision that includes bicycles that were once banned from areas of the street safely zipping down ...

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Contract Design Associates to exceed projections

Though a good majority of customers for the office furniture supply company Contract Design Associates are uncertain about the status of future workplaces, what is for sure is that many are still buying from the retailer....

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Q&A with Kitty Cantina owner Justyn Cozza

What’s a cat cafe without cats? Justyn and Tori Cozza, owners of Kitty Cantina LLC, a cat cafe at 6704 N. Nevada, on Spokane’s North Side, found out last month when an outbreak of feline panleukopenia at partner organization SpokAnimal forced them t...

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Hank’s Hatchets joins growing throwing trend in Spokane

Based in Whitefish, Montana, Hank’s Hatchets Axe Throwing debuted its indoor axe-throwing range in mid-September at 3904 N. Division. ...

Restaurateurs open izzy’s Comfort Kitchen in Coeur d’Alene

Izzy’s Comfort Kitchen owners Jason Keene and his wife, Reannan, think they’re on to something just three weeks after opening their restaurant in Coeur d’Alene....

Old Lowe’s building to undergo overhaul

The former Lowe’s Home Improvement store on North Division Street could get a $15 million upgrade, according to pre-development documents on file with the city of Spokane. ...

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Hot tub time delay: Reduced production prolongs delivery

Many trying to buy hot tubs right now aren’t feeling so bubbly due to a lack of production and increased delays in build time on the part of manufacturers. Hot tub retailers say continued restrictions on the public’s ability to congregate and travel ...

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Q&A with Ron McIntire, of Super 1 Foods

Ron McIntire was 33 years old when he started his first grocery store, Ron’s Thrift Store, in Hayden. He and his wife, Joanne, had just moved to the small North Idaho town, which had a population of less than 800 at the time. ...

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