Spokane Journal of Business

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Out of the bag: Grocers prepare for potential plastic ban

Retailers throughout Washington state soon could be banned from offering customers single-use plastic bags, in an effort to reduce plastic waste and better protect the environment....

Two Men & A Truck starts first Spokane office

Chris Jones, a new franchisee of Michigan-based moving company Two Men & A Truck, has opened his first office in Spokane Valley. Jones, 29, is basing the franchise in 5,000 square feet of leased office and warehouse space in the Vista Industrial Park...

Blue Zoo aquarium to open at NorthTown Mall

Blue Zoo, an interactive aquarium and zoo hybrid that will feature about 100 to 150 different species of animals, will open in July or August on the second floor of the NorthTown Mall, says Blue Zoo co-owner Jon Hepworth. ...

Spokane Valley hair salon moves, opens as Saffron

Saffron Salon Inc., originally known as First Avenue Studio Salon, has moved and reopened in larger quarters at 8423 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley. Saffron Salon owner Tiana Walter says that when her lease was up in the First Avenue location...

Karli and Caleb Ingersoll to open Lucky You Lounge music venue

Lucky You Lounge, a new eclectic music venue and night club, is set to have a soft opening in April and already has a music lineup for May....

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Evergreen Fancy Foods: Catering to gourmet palates

When Craig Grossman began selling gourmet and specialty foods and gifts in 1987, he intended it to be a short-term way to make money. Some 32 years later, he’s built Evergreen Fancy Foods Inc. into a successful business ...

Terre Coffee adds second shop in Coeur d’Alene

North Idaho coffee company Terre Coffee & Bakery has opened its second Coeur d’Alene shop. The company, which was started by Gabe and Mandy Booher in 2010, now has four coffee shops, the latest being a 2,700-square-foot leased space ...

Heavenly Hair Salon opens on North Side

A new hair salon called Heavenly Hair LLC has opened in a 1,500-square-foot leased space at 6704 N. Nevada, on Spokane’s North Side. The shop, which opened in early December, is owned and operated by Coeur d’Alene native and licensed hair stylist ...

Core Four Collective fitness gym planned downtown

Core Four Collective, a new fitness gym, is set to occupy a newly remodeled space at 125 S. Stevens in downtown Spokane. The business is owned by local attorney and fitness enthusiast Janelle Brennan, who came up with the idea for Core Four ...

Enterprise car rental opens downtown location

A new Enterprise Rent-a-Car office has opened at 41 W. Third. The property is owned by TRW Development & Management, which is leasing it to Enterprise. TRW spokesman Tom Wilkening says Enterprise decided to move its offices from 3 W. Third...

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