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Indians and Outlaws opens on Fourth

Sat., Feb. 14, 2009

Authentic reproductions of Native American and Old West artifacts are the specialty of Indians and Outlaws, a new shop at 120 Fourth St. in downtown Coeur d’Alene. “Authentic,” in this case, means the items are fashioned from the same materials as the originals.

And some items are the real thing, such as from Antiques Roadshow. The showroom includes a tomahawk, clay bowl pipe, headdress, Sioux moccasins, wildlife mounts, home décor, artwork and rugs.

Owner Justin Russell runs the store in a 1,200-square-foot space previously occupied by Poppy (and before that the Armed Forces recruiters). He and his family came to North Idaho from Denver after learning about the area through a friend. Winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Phone 765-0484

Meanwhile, Poppy has moved to 412 Sherman Ave. Offering women’s apparel, accessories, gifts and baby items, hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Phone 968-0076.

Vivo shop to open in March

Trendy women’s clothing and accessories, handbags, jewelry and shoes will be the focus of Vivo. The store will open in late March in the space formerly occupied by Select Brokers at 311 Sherman Ave.

With two employees and 2,000 square feet, owner Shawnda Rainey said she and her family came to North Idaho from Fresno, Calif., for an improved quality of life with scenery, clean air, good people and business climate, outdoor activities, seasonal weather and Spokane proximity. With a background in interior design, she had a home furnishings store in Fresno for nine years.

Vivo hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

SF Sourdough comes to Rathdrum

The sixth store of the San Francisco Sourdough company has opened in the “76” convenience store across the street from Lakeland High School. Taco Bell filled the space before moving to its new, neighboring building.

Offering the standard SF Sourdough sandwich and soup menu, the store seats 30 people. With its headquarters at 322 Sherman Ave., the company plans to expand to 16 or 17 stores this year in the Northwest, California, Nevada and Wisconsin. Founder is Robert Lenhart, who opened the Coeur d’Alene store.

With 10 employees, Rathdrum franchise owner Randy Youngdell’s store is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Phone 687-2207.

Hughes Florist closes its doors

Midway through its third generation of family ownership, Hughes Florist of Post Falls closed this week. The drop in sales is the primary reason for the closure, according to Howard Hughes.

Starting with his grandfather, Ferell McCormick, the family for many years had the greenhouse complex on the south side of the Spokane River. Hughes and his wife, Marcia, followed his parents Hughie and May Hughes in the business, which they had moved to 414 W. Seltice Way in September. Hughes said he will continue to sell spring flower baskets as well as greenhouses and related equipment.

Honey Bucket now in Post Falls

With five acres for its inventory of 2,500 portable toilets, Honey Bucket has moved its Idaho distributing center to 2835 W. Seltice Way. The move from Rathdrum was for a more central location and freeway accessibility.

With 13 employees, the company provides service and rental for trailer comfort stations, sinks, storage containers, temporary fencing and toilet accessories. With its headquarters in Puyallup, Wash., the company has more than 28,000 portable restrooms in the four Northwest states. Check Phone (888) 810-8100.

This week’s tidbits

•The new pizza shop item promised last week is on hold as the business isn’t quite ready.

•Watch for news of an outdoor-indoor farmers market in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

•Hmm. My spies tell me rose bouquet prices were about double this week.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at 769-3228 or Previous columns are available online at

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