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Harmony Thrift’s variety displayed in old house

Sun., April 4, 2010

‘Interesting” and “attractively displayed” are apt words for describing what’s for sale at Harmony Thrift, a new store in an old house at 205 Indiana Ave., Coeur d’Alene. The 100-year-old former brothel is just east of the courthouse.

Debi Emery and Ken Orr use several rooms to display different categories of stuff. The front rooms primarily have antique furniture and collectibles. The back rooms include a “men’s room” with tools, outdoor and sporting equipment, one with kitchen items and one with old books (mostly nonfiction and religious) and old sheet music (that’s partially removable wallpaper). They also sell gifts and gift baskets.

Originally from California and Charleston, S.C., Emery and Orr came to North Idaho in the early 1990s and offer coffee and cookies to visitors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone (208) 704-1076.

Trailers Plus now in Post Falls

Offering a variety of products “from the largest network of trailer dealers in the country,” Trailers Plus has opened an outlet at 601 N. Cecil Road, Post Falls. With acreage to display trailers and a large building, the business is in the former Montana Stone Gallery (which moved to Spokane Valley) location just north of Interstate 90 and east of Highway 41.

The inventory comprises various size and quality trailers for cargo, equipment, utility, dump, car-hauling, ATVs and snowmobiles and related accessories. Trailers Plus has 27 locations around the nation. Hours in Post Falls are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 to 5 Saturdays. Phone (877) 850-7587. Check

All Wood Furniture to Seltice Way

Monday is the opening day in the new location at 1600 Seltice Way for All Wood Furniture. Carrying a variety of unfinished and custom-finished furniture, the store is downsizing its showroom from its former location at 5555 Pioneer Way (off Highway 95 at Dalton Avenue) and expanding custom ordering.

Products include furniture from oak, maple, alder, bamboo, pine and parawood (rubber tree), and stains and paints. They also offer off-site finishing.

Owners Wayne and Delores Christensen came to North Idaho in 2004 from Onamia, Minn. They have two employees. Watch for their greeter-pooch Willie, who likes to have his ears scratched. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone (208) 457-9474 or (208) 691-0197. Check

This week’s tidbits

•Open until the existing merchandise is gone, Office Furniture Outlet is having a going-out-of-business sale (70 percent off list prices) in its store at 115 E. Harrison Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Originally from Ohio, the Falk family has had the business here for 15 years after coming from California. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Phone (208) 667-8644.

•Kootenai Country Farmers’ Markets will open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8, at Highway 95 and Prairie Avenue and 4 to 7 p.m. May 12, at Sherman Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Coeur d’Alene. New this year are a Friends of the Market volunteer group and the USDA Food Stamp program. Phone (208) 772-2290. Check www.kootenai

•Watch for major construction at the Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Plant at 765 W. Hubbard (at the Spokane River north of North Idaho College). The $2.6 million building permits comprise four structures, including an administration and laboratory building.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or

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