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Spokane retailer Huppin's announces plans for North Side store

Spokane's prospering electronics retail company, Huppin's Hi-Fi, Photo & Video announced on Monday it plans to add a second store, at 8016 N. Division.  (Rendering by John Rovtar Design)

This will mark only the second retail outlet in the 102-year history of the company.

At one time Murray Huppin, the CEO and president of the company, said he considered other options and other locations. Eventually he decided to focus on the growing north Spokane corridor.

The new site is north of the North Division Costco and is a joint retail development with Mark Lax and Joel Huppin, the cousin of Murray Huppin. Lax is owner of Pawn 1, which will use part of the new building for expanded operations. The building will have space for one or more other retail tenants, Huppin said.

The new store will have about 8,000 square feet, said Huppin. The full building will be about 23,000 square feet.

 “This store will be the first of its kind in Spokane, and we are excited to offer the next generation of home electronics shopping experience to regional residents,” Huppin said in a news release.

The building site is north of the current North Division Pawn 1 store. It was originally used by Magnolia HiFi, then later by Furniture Supercenter.

Along with Including its online OneCall operation and Spokane Valley warehouse, Huppin’s employs more than 90 people in Spokane.

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Tom Sowa
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