North Side spinal clinic to offer range of services

FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010

Construction continues on the Spine Team Spokane clinic in north Spokane, set to be completed in (Dan Pelle)
Construction continues on the Spine Team Spokane clinic in north Spokane, set to be completed in (Dan Pelle)

Spine Team Spokane is putting up a 10,000-square-foot north Spokane clinic at 410 E. Holland, just east of the Division Street Y. The group already has a Spokane Valley location.

Due to be finished in May, the clinic will offer a full suite of nonsurgical back and spine treatments.

Despite the name, the clinic also offers treatments for orthopedic and joint issues.

The clinic employs two physicians, one physician’s assistant and a physical therapist.

The project will cost roughly $1.7 million.

Clinic administrator Robert Hartnett said the new office will have an injection suite, a critical component in dealing with spine or joint pain. That’s where patients will be assessed for injections for shoulder, hip, spine, carpal tunnel, elbow or knee joint relief, Hartnett said.

“People sometimes confuse us with a chiropractic clinic. We don’t provide chiropractic care,” he said.

The clinic also will have a Wii-connected golf simulator to work with patients on lower-back pains, he said.

Buttercuppity Designs moving

Ariadne “Ari” Rooney and her husband, Michael, are set to move their retail shop, Buttercuppity Designs, to a larger space in downtown Spokane’s Steam Plant Square, 159 S. Lincoln St., Suite 165.

Their 1-year-old business sells handmade fabrics, handmade garments and custom accessories, such as handbags. They’ll have a soft opening Jan. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

“There will be refreshments, and it’s open to everyone,” Ari Rooney said.

Their first location was a quiet basement space at 114 S. Pacific Ave.

The new shop has 1,600 square feet and two entrances, one from inside the plant and one from the street.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 to 4 Saturdays and 11 to 3 Sundays.

Tax service adding fifth store, kiosk

Gearing up for tax season, the Spokane franchise of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service is adding its fifth Spokane-area store, at 13213 E. Sprague Ave., opening on Jan. 15.

Owners of the Spokane franchise, Alan Perlman and Tracy Gyllenhammer, already have offices at 1727 Northwest Blvd., 1727 E. Francis Ave., 4808 E. Sprague and at 11622 E. Sprague.

Perlman and Gyllenhammer also planned to open today a Jackson Hewitt tax kiosk at the Spokane Valley Wal-Mart, 15727 E. Broadway Ave.

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