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Texas Roadhouse coming to Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene will become the farthest Northwest home of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain when it occupies an existing building at 402 W. Neider Ave. in late March. The building originally was an auto parts store and most recently housed a log furniture business.

Now with about 310 restaurants in 44 states, Texas Roadhouse specializes in barbecue items and features steaks, ribs, burgers, chicken and fish and has sides of salads, chili, bread and a kids’ menu. The places also have a section selling apparel and music items.

With its headquarters in Louisville, Ky., the chain’s Web site indicates the company is looking for additional sites in the Northwest and California. The company has three restaurants in Southern Idaho and one in central Montana. A spokeswoman in Louisville said each restaurant usually employs about 150 people. The renovation building permit for Coeur d’Alene is for $750,000.

New Post Falls site for Insurance Shoppe

March also should be the moving month for the Insurance Shoppe. The independent, multiple-type insurance business then should move from its current home in Suite 100 at 3000 E. Seltice Way to a new, 2,000-square-foot building at 755 N. Regal St.

In business since 1976, the Insurance Shoppe is owned by Aimee and Nicholaus Delavan and Robert Sharp. They have four employees. The new building near Steel Structures of America in the southwest area of the intersection of Highway 95 at Mullan Avenue also will have an office for lease. Phone (208) 773-7531 or check

New site for Clovis CPAs and Savvy Marketing

A new building to house Frank D. Clovis CPA and Savvy Marketing should be completed in late January at 302 Linden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. In business for 34 and almost 30 years respectively, the accounting and marketing companies plan to leave the 1801 Government Way location on April 30.

Owners Jon and Mary Hubof and Frank and Linda Clovis will have 1,600 square feet of professional office space available. Phone (208) 666-1065.

Accurate Molded Plastics adds third building

A 20,000-square-foot facility will become the third building for Accurate Molded Plastics in Coeur d’Alene. The new building will allow for future growth at 3474 W. Industrial Loop.

The 35-year-old company has 160 employees who work with custom injection molding and tool-making for medical, aerospace, transportation, electronics and consumer products industries. With completion planned for early 2010, the expansion will give the company more than 30,000 square feet of work space.

This weeks’ tidbits

•Anything for nails (finger and toe) is offered at N.J. Top Nails in Suite E of Appleway Square, 503 W. Appleway. Helenna Nguyen’s new business is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10-6 Saturdays. Phone (208) 755-6220.

•Northwest Boulevard businesses that recently closed are The Chicken Basket and Dagny’s Coffee. However, the street’s Quick Stop convenience store may be reopening.

•All the “For Lease” signs on empty commercial buildings in the area is somewhat disconcerting, especially along East Sherman Avenue.

•One space that will fill next to Camera Corral has a “CdA Golf Coming in the Spring” sign on it.

•Now that the election is over, it’s safe to mention that businesses take chances by having signs supporting candidates that potential customers don’t support.

•It can’t hurt to ask. Several businesses give discounts to senior citizens and/or veterans.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or

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