THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015
THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 3:22 p.m.
Board spokesman said July sales figures did not include tax, which accounted for the reported dip in revenue. Those numbers have been corrected to show another increase in sales last month.
TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
Another month, another Spokane marijuana retailer reports the most sales in January. Greenlight took the crown from Sativa Sisters last month, as total legal marijuana retail sales in the county topped $1.5 million.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, 2:55 p.m.
Owners of local marijuana shops hope to cash in on the biggest retail sales day of the year, an event many of the stores are calling "Green Friday." Though state law dictates when the area's nine retail shops may open their doors (8 a.m.) and...
TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014, 11:04 a.m.
Retailer Chatters Salon & Beauty Supply has closed its shop in downtown Spokane's River Park Square. No new tenant for the main floor shop has been announced. The company is based in Canada and reportedly had just the Spokane store as its first U.S. location....
TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013, 3:13 p.m.
Last Friday was the final workday for Pat Matthews and his Sandwich Gardens restaurant in downtown Spokane. After opening a downtown food place and then closing it in 1998, Matthews got the chance to come back and reopen in 2009, in the east side of...
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 9:21 a.m.
Is this the Cabela's effect? The new owner of the Wholesale Sports outdoor and sporting equipment outlets in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene will close those two stores in mid-March. Employees at the stores said company officers informed them on Feb. 21 that their stores’ final...
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
Tue., June 5, 2012, 10:31 a.m.
Mountain Comfort Furnishings and Design, based in Coeur d'Alene, will close its doors and sell off its furniture. The press release announcing the closure also noted that the business was chosen as “Best Furniture in North Idaho” by Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine. So, that...
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011
Tue., Nov. 22, 2011, 1:39 p.m.
Seasonal hiring of educators and retail workers helped push Spokane County’s unemployment rate down last month. It fell to 8.3 percent in October, down from September’s revised rate of 8.4 percent. It’s the lowest rate so far this year but remains high than in October...
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011
Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 12:59 p.m.
Small businesses who are trying to gain advantages during the coming holiday season are being urged to reate a party atmosphere, especially during the Black Friday weekend. A number of retail experts are making their suggestions known, advising small business owners to think creative, think...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 10:41 a.m.
Two shopping related items caught our attention. First, the online retail industry had a very successful second quarter. For various reasons more folks are shopping online than ever before. Ecommerce sales rose 17.6 percent over last year, jumping to $47.5 billion in the second quarter,...
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
Thu., May 12, 2011, 9:24 a.m.
Debit card PIN pads at five Western Washington Michaels stores are among 90 nationwide that show signs of tampering, the Texas-based crafts store chain said this week. Pads in stores in Tukwila, Marysville, Lynnwood, Kirkland and Everett were identified as having shown signs of tampering,...
MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010
Mon., Oct. 25, 2010, 12:15 p.m.
Starting last week, many of the Spokane Redbox kiosks have begun renting videogames in addition to recent movies.A company release said 90 Spokane kiosks are part of a Redbox test to determine the popularity of the games. Spokane-area consumers can rent a variety of videogames...
THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2010
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010, 8:25 a.m.
Tri-State Distributors has sold its Tri-State outdoor stores in Lewiston, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene and Moses Lake to Sportsman & Ski Haus, an employee-owned sporting goods retailer with locations in Kalispell and Whitefish, Mont.Sportsman & Ski Haus has no plans to close stores or alter the...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
Wed., May 19, 2010, 12:36 p.m.
A 16,000-square-foot Rite Aid store will open at a high-traffic Spokane Valley intersection on Thursday. Rite Aid used what it calls a "customer world" design for the new store, which the Harrisburg, Penn.-based company launched five years ago based on meetings with focus groups. "Customers...
The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.