January 24, 2009 in Idaho Voices

Two new Liberty Tax Service locations

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Aaaargh! It’s tax season again. (Note that sentence ends with a period and not an exclamation mark.)

Fittingly, Liberty Tax Service is in new locations in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. And the businesses are run by a mother and daughter. Debbie Smith moved her offices to Suite H next to the former Pizza Shoppe in Appleway Square at Highway 95 and Appleway. Phone 765-4000. April Morgan, her daughter, is new owner of her expanded location at 4082 Primrose Lane (off Highway 41). Phone 773-7400.

During tax season, both offices are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 to 5 Saturdays and by appointment. They have a combined 17 seasonal employees and have children’s diversion areas. With its headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va., Liberty Tax has nearly 3,000 outlets nationwide. Check www.libertytax.com.

‘Deroofed’ businesses relocate

Bedrock Jewelers and Abadan Reprographics have new locations since their roofs collapsed with heavy snow on their former mini-mall at 2615 N. Fourth St.

Specializing in jewelry and watch service and repair and jewelry appraisals, Bedrock Jewelers is now at 296 W. Sunset Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 to 2 Saturdays. Phone 769-7061. Brian Rice and Bob Miller have had the business for 12 years.

A full-service print shop specializing in wide-format prints, scanning and copying, Abadan Reprographics is now in Suite 100 at 3895 N. Schreiber Way (west of Fred Meyer). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Expanding in 2006 from its Spokane location (where it started in 1953), Abadan’s Idaho specialists are Brandy Hayes and Daryl McArthur. Phone 765-6487.

Citylink needs bench sponsors

The shivering people waiting for Citylink buses sure could use places to sit. A civic-minded group is searching for sponsors for benches for the public transit system.

Spokesman Craig Wilcox of D.A. Davidson said the system has 88 stops, with 18 serving both sides of the street. Last year the system was used for nearly 500,000 round-trips.

“We need 15 to 20 sponsors to start with,” Wilcox said. “It’s a great deal for your advertising dollar.” Volunteers also are needed to assemble and install benches.

Others working on the project are from the city staffs of Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Citylink, Americorp and Knock Marketing. Contact Wilcox at 667-1212 or crwilcox@dadco.com to be a sponsor and Sarah McCracken of Panhandle Kiwanis at 651-3131 to be a volunteer.

This week’s tidbits

•The Subway on Fourth Street is now north of the freeway in the new mini-mall at Fourth and Best. It moved from its location south of I-90 in early January. Seating 43 customers and with take-out, it has 10 employees and opens at 7 a.m. Phone 765-0594.

•Notice to whoever designed most of the newer cars didn’t try out their prototypes in the winter. The upper door edges now go into the roofline so snow falls into the car when you open the door unless you brush the top. Some of us remember when cars actually had gutters above the doors. Maybe some still do.

•As of this week, Wells Fargo Banks are now open on some holidays. Of course, customers weren’t ready for this on Martin Luther King Jr. Day so the tellers were somewhat idle. Watch for other banks to follow, including extended Saturday hours.

•A last tidbit visit to restaurant music: A spokesman for Ciao Mambo, which features Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin) music, said they have adjusted the volume to fit the clientele. In Hayden, the folks are older so they turned it down. Sigh.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at 769-3228 or nhrosdahl@nic.edu.


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