Construction has begun on the first element of the Crown Centre development at Spokane Industrial Park.
McKillican American Inc., a wholesale building materials distributor, will lease 30,000 square feet of space in the 105,000-square foot warehouse now under construction at Crown Centre, said a Crown West Realty spokesperson.
Crown West is owner of the industrial park and developer of Crown Centre, a 21-acre, mixed-use development along Sulivan Road that will include a 59-room Radisson Country Inn hotel, a Maid O’Clover convenience store, a gas station, a McDonald’s restaurant and another a restaurant.
McKillican will move from a warehouse in East Central Spokane in December or January, operations manager Al Weiss said.
The Crown Centre location is more desirable because of business growth in the Spokane Valley, Weiss said.
Currently, McKillican employs 22 people. The move may mean adding a few more jobs.
Liberty Lake health club opens
Liberty Lake Athletic Club, which features a full-size basketball court and a 25-yard swimming pool, has opened its doors.
Athletic Properties LLC, a division of the Greenstone Corp., developed the club at 23410 E. Mission. Sta-Fit Athletic Clubs will manage the 29,000-square foot fitness facility.
Construction of the $2.5 million health club began in April. It opened Oct. 2.
In addition to a basketball court and a 25-yard Olympic-style swimming pool, the facility features weight machines, a cardio room, aerobics classes, child care and tanning beds.
Swim teams will begin in November.
Membership rates start at $50 a month and go up from there. Current members of Sta-Fit will not have access to the Liberty Lake club, but Liberty Lake club members can use other Sta-Fit facilities.
Hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
New mini-storage facilities
KT Ventures Inc. of Spokane is building two mini-storage facilities in the Valley.
A 234-unit storage facility at Trent and Sullivan, called North Sullivan Mini-Storage, will open Nov. 1.
Construction of a 500-unit mini-storage and boat and RV storage facility at Molter and Appleway in Liberty Lake will begin within the next week. It should be completed by June of 1998, KT Ventures president Kent Schluter said.
The five acres being developed at Molter and Appleway is part of a 25-acre parcel owned by KT Ventures. The company will decide later how it will develop the adjacent 20 acres, Schluter said.
KT Ventures spent a total of $3.4 million for the property and the two facilities.
Used-vacuum store opens
A Dishman couple has opened a store that sells used vacuum cleaners and handicrafts. Discount Vacuums and Crafts is at 16813 E. Sprague.
Husband-and-wife team Orlin and Marcie Boone recondition used vacuum cleaners, then sell them for anywhere from $20 to $500. They also sell Marcie’s silk flowers, Christmas decorations and other hand-made items.
The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.