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AAA of Spokane is relocating its downtown Spokane office to the South Hill, taking the space of the former restaurant Savory, at 1314 S. Grand Blvd.
The move will allow the automobile insurance and travel provider to reach out and provide more convenience to AAA members, said spokeswoman Cassie Devaney. Its main Spokane office, at 1717 W. Fourth Ave., is for sale.
Savory closed earlier this year after opening (in a former video rental store) in 2011.
AAA is taking a 10-year lease from the building owners, an LLC that includes Spokane developer David Black.
The goal is to complete improvements and move in by the end of the year, Devaney said.
AAA will continue to operate its two other offices in Spokane and one in Coeur d’Alene.
About 2,500 people turned in applications this week to work at the new Spokane Trader Joe's store, said company spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki.
A new photo of applicants filling out forms outside the building will appear in Saturday's edition of The Spokesman-Review and Spokesman.com.
Mochizuki said not all the Spokane store jobs have been filled, and more applications will be accepted next week. The location is the Spokane Lincoln Heights Shopping Center.
Trader Joe’s confirmed a long-circulated rumor on Wednesday, affirming plans to build its first Spokane store in the South Hill neighborhood of Spokane.
The specialty grocery chain, based in Southern California, is going to lease 12,000 square feet in Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, at 29th and Regal.
The aerial map here provided by Trader Joe’s shows the location. It will only dislodge one existing shopping center business, Referee Photo, which is the business immediately north (left) of the Hogan’s diner.
Vandervert Developments, the property manager for Lincoln Heights, agreed to move Referee Photo to another Lincoln Heights location. When the new Trader Joe’s building goes in, it will tear out Referee Photo and extend due north and east to fill the 12,000-square-foot footprint shown above.
Once permits are filed with the city, we’ll get an idea of the projected construction cost. Notably, the owner of the shopping center is Lincoln Heights Center LLC, one of whose principals is Spokane businessman Dick Vandervert.
He also owns Vandervert Developments, which manages many retail centers including Lincoln Heights. And the construction on the new Trader Joe’s will be done by Vandervert Construction. All in the family, you might say.