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Tara and Steve Lucas, owners of Brycie’s Cheesesteaks & Subs, are seen at the restaurant’s new location at 1116 Ironwood Parkway in Coeur d’Alene on Feb. 23. (Kathy Plonka)
Tara and Steve Lucas, owners of Brycie’s Cheesesteaks & Subs, are seen at the restaurant’s new location at 1116 Ironwood Parkway in Coeur d’Alene on Feb. 23. (Kathy Plonka)

Soups and salads will grace the menu at Brycie’s new location

A new location that nearly doubles the size of the old place and adds a seasonal outdoor option opened last week for Brycie’s Cheesesteaks & Subs. The new store is in the former Sunshine Trader restaurant building at 1116 Ironwood Parkway. The original Brycie’s at 2501 N. Fourth St. will close March 20.

Owners Steve and Tara Lucas added two daily soup options to the full specialty sandwich menu and will be adding a salad bar. With 64 seats inside and 50 on the patio, customer options include full service and orders to go or pick-up from phone-ins.

Originally from Spokane and Bonners Ferry, Steve and Tara will have four employees and their children Kayla, Brycie and Carlee helping. They have had the Fourth Street place for more than five years.

Hours at the new place are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 9 p.m. in the summer. Phone (208) 769-7922.

Gamer’s Haven to open

A 1,500-square-foot gaming area and a 500-square-foot retail store comprise The Gamer’s Haven at 1600 E. Seltice Way, Suite C, in Post Falls. The previous store on East Sherman Avenue in Coeur d’Alene was damaged by a fire. The grand opening with sales and giveaways in Post Falls will be March 5-7.

Gamer’s Haven sells game and hobby supplies, gives tutorials on painting, building models and game rules and tactics and provides a comfortable gaming and hobby area.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, until 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone (208) 777-4263 (GAME). The www.thegamershaven.net Web site is under construction.

Alton’s joins Tire Rama

The 13 Alton’s Tires stores in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Spokane are now part of the 45-store chain of Tire Rama.

Each store is a NAPA AutoCare Center offering complete mechanical and maintenance parts and work and a variety of tire brands. Started in 1977, the company has stores in Idaho, Washington, Wyoming and Montana. Its headquarters is in Billings.

With nine employees at each store at 200 W. Appleway Ave. in Coeur d’Alene and 1900 E. Schneidmiller Ave. in Post Falls, hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Phone numbers are (208) 765-7777 in Coeur d’Alene and (208) 777-7777 in Post Falls. Check www.tirerama.com.

Gussie O’Connor’s new digs

Gussie O’Connor, formerly of Gentlemen’s Quarters Barber Shop on Northwest Boulevard, has joined Lisa Johnson at Coeur d’Alene Barber at 317 Harrison Ave.

With 23 years of experience and the last six in Coeur d’Alene, O’Connor’s first day in the new place is Monday. Shop hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Phone (208) 667-1151.

This week’s tidbits

•Hollywood Video has closed its stores, including the two in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls.

•Affordable Boats has moved from Post Falls to Arizona.

•All the empty spaces on the renovated Fourth Street are kind economically scary.

•Watch for a new tanning place at 226 W. Ironwood Drive.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or nhrosdahl@nic.edu.


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