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Barbershop gives clients sports and more for $15

Sports entertainment and beverages are the bonuses when getting a haircut at The Locker Room, a new men’s barber shop at 6055 Government Way. With four stylists and a barber, the 1,800-square-foot shop is between Lake City Shoe Repair and Beau Monde Clothing Exchange.

Divided into two rooms, The Locker Room has flat-panel TVs playing sports at every station and a waiting area with beverages and other sports diversions such as games and a dart board.

The $15 haircut includes a hot toweling, shampoo, haircut and drink. Tuesday is Father-Son Day for $25, and haircuts are $10 for men 65 and over.

Currently the beverage is a water or a soft drink, but when the license is approved, the waiting area will become an age-21-and-over room with a beer optional as the beverage.

The Locker Room also sells sports memorabilia and licensed professional and college caps. More sports merchandise will be available soon.

The owners are Stacie Bishop, Bill Delbridge, Michael Delbridge and Bob Delbridge, all related and all originally from the Silver Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The phone number is (509) 762-8778. They have had a Locker Room at 900 N. Highway 41, Post Falls, for three years. The phone number there is (509) 773-1300. They hope to eventually open more stores.

Donut House opens

“It’s dollars to doughnuts the Donut House is the third Donut House in our state.”

With apologies to the musical “State Fair,” adapting some lyrics is a fun way to introduce the third Donut House, which will open in October at 1801 N. Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. The business also has shops at 109 W. Kathleen Ave. and 8761 Government Way, Hayden.

Two Gross couples, Steve and Janey and son and wife Matt and April, own the places with help from 15 to 20 employees. They use top-line products to produce doughnuts the old-fashioned way with hand-rolled and hand-cut dough.

The Government Way location, with a drive-through and phone number of (509) 635-5288, and the Lincoln Way store, with a walk-up window, are open 24 hours daily. The Kathleen Avenue store is open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.

Phones Plus store

Taking advantage of a very visible location and the freedom to plan a building to precisely fit its needs, Phones Plus is constructing a new store in the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 95 and Hanley Avenue.

The 3,600-square-foot building will replace the company’s current store at 213 Canfield Ave. Phones Plus is the primary retailer for Verizon Wireless in North Idaho.

Owners Chris and LeeAnn Cheeley (who have seven fifth-generation Idaho children) started the company in 1990 and now have nine stores with 40 employees in North Idaho (1700 Northwest Boulevard and State Highway 41 and Mullan Avenue) and Oregon. Check

Couple of tidbits

•Relating to today’s second item, the media’s spelling of the key word is doughnut. However, donut is cheaper for a sign, and it fits better in a headline.

•And relating to cell phones. I wonder how long we’ll use the words “hang up” and “dial.”

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (509) 769-3228 or