September 13, 2009 in Idaho Voices

Vito’s That’s Italian opens at former Sunshine Trader site

By Correspondent

Getting recipes from “how Grandma made it,” Vito’s That’s Italian restaurant is now open in the space of the former Sunshine Trader eatery at 1116 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. With a traditional Italian menu and daily specials, Vito’s is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Owner Vito Barbieri, who also had Sunshine Trader, and manager/chef Rich Grow employ 10 people to help serve a maximum of 68 customers. All items are made from scratch, Grow says, with the lunch menu including Italian grinder sandwiches and with nightly dinner specials. They also offer beer and wine.

Originally from Tustin, Calif., Barbieri explored the Northwest many years ago and decided to bring his family here in 2006 for “the healthy environment.” Call (208) 667-1233.

Jericho Chiropractic opens Monday

Coinciding with the 114th birthday of chiropractic health, the husband and wife team of Joshua and Kelsey Srstka (pronounced Sirska), are opening Jericho Chiropractic Health Monday at 1250 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 301.

Coming from the Minneapolis area, the Srstkas drove through the Northwest and decided between Coeur d’Alene and Kalispell on a location for their faith-based, family-practice clinic.

Hours are 7 a.m. to noon and 3-6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon and 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (208) 664-5455 or visit

New Farmers Insurance on Neider

Three agents for Farmers Insurance Group will open a new office Oct. 1 in the Global Credit Union building at 320 E. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

Coming from the office on Northwest Boulevard are Marie Smith, Emily Keeler and Derek Teal. Smith is originally from Alaska, Keeler is a North Idaho native, and Teal is from Tekoa, Wash. They’ll have 1,400 square feet on the first floor. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays by appointment. Call (208) 771-1701.

Four spaces from 900 to 2,100 square feet remain available in the 30,000-square-foot building. Contact Casey Brazil of Kiemle & Hagood at (208) 770-2590.

This week’s tidbits

•The Barrel Room No. 6 wine lounge at 503 Sherman Ave. is now open for only private events. Call (208) 664-9632.

•The Montana Stone Gallery in Post Falls has moved to Spokane Industrial Park. Call (509) 926-7625.

•Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics is remodeling its main office at 700 W. Ironwood Drive. The new space allows expansion of the staff to include Marty Williams, who joined as a family nurse practitioner on Aug. 1, and Dr. Julie Celeberti, who will join Nov. 1. Call (208) 667-0585.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 760-3228 or

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