The commercial and office space in the Parkside condominium complex at Front Avenue and Sixth Street in Coeur d’Alene is 100 percent leased. Atchley Financial Group moved onto the second floor earlier this fall (more on that later) and The Grille From Ipanema should open New Year’s Eve.
The restaurant’s menu will be Brazilian barbecue. The tropical décor will match the theme from its name, which is a beach near Rio de Janeiro. With views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and seating for 115 customers inside and 75 on the outdoor plaza, the food will include that of an all-you-can-eat steakhouse with seafood, a hotplate bar, a salad bar, grilled pineapple and Brazilian beverages. The servers will slice portions of meat from skewers onto the plates. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 10 p.m. on weekends. Nearby is a 200-seat event center for private parties. Other options will be catering, private room service in the complex and valet parking.
Originally from Brazil, co-owner Adirano de Souza came to North Idaho in 2009 as a chef for Bonsai Bistro. The other owner is Moacir Lopez Jr. of Brazil. The website is www.thegrillefrom ipanema.com.
KYRO ice arena being built
A 36,000-square-foot complex to house the KYRO Community Ice Arena is under construction at 3525 Seltice Way (west of Coeur d’Alene and on the south side of Interstate 90).
The Kootenai Youth Recreation Organization complex will include a 200-by-85-foot (NHL-size) rink, seating for 500 people, rooms for special events, a heated lobby and locker rooms. About 250 youths age 5 to 18 will play with two hockey clubs with practices, matches, tournaments, camps, lessons and figure skating. It also will host the Coeur d’Alene Lakers Junior A team, P.E. classes, adult hockey, concessions, skate rental, broomball and youth groups.
KYRO is conducting fundraising for the $2.8 million project, for which $2 million is covered by insurance from the previous building destroyed by snow three years ago. The original structure on four acres (with access to the Centennial Trail) housed Y-J Foods.
The complex will have about 10 employees. Visit www.kyro.org.
No Bad Days Salon opens
Tanning, nails and hair are the specialties of the No Bad Days Salon, now open at 6600 W. Commercial Park Ave. in Rathdrum. Owners are Kathy “Kate” and Jeff Carlson with seven employees.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 9 to 5 Saturdays and 10 to 4 Sundays. Call (208) 687-6623.
This week’s tidbits
• It’s too bad so many businesses, especially up Fourth Street in Coeur d’Alene, don’t shovel the sidewalks in front of their properties. They may shovel in front of their doors, but not from place to place. Meanwhile, hats off to the ones that do.
• The Coeur d’Alene Resort has not finalized its plans for major changes, except for Candy O’Brien’s boutique moving from the right front to the left rear of the Plaza Shops. The probabilities include the Shore Lounge bar moving from the hotel building, where it is next to Dockside Restaurant, to the large rooms where Tito Macaroni’s Restaurant and Candy O’Brien’s are now. The Starbucks space in between is a mystery, as is whether or not the Shore Lounge would change names (since it would no longer be on the lakeshore) or have food. The existing space of the Shore Lounge evidently will become a large meeting room connected to Dockside. Oh, the hotel still would have its Whispers bar.
• Watch for one new business offering grooming services for dogs and cats and another selling saltwater fish and supplies.