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Water-sport shop offers paddleboards, classes

Sun., June 27, 2010

Offering a grand opening until summer weather is here to stay, Coeur d’Alene Paddleboard has opened at 512 Sherman Ave., former home of M & M Boot and Shoe Repair.

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, the store offers a large variety of stand-up paddleboards, accessories and related apparel (shirts, board shorts, swimwear, wet suits, rash guards and life jackets), some with the shop logo. The paddleboards are for sale or rent.

Group paddles and exercises are being organized, and celebrated paddleboarder Nikki Gregg is planning a boot camp for Aug. 7 and 8.

Owner Kym Murdoch from Coeur d’Alene has three employees, and evening hours will be extended. The store also rents from Albert’s Landing on the Coeur d’Alene River North Fork. Call (208) 292-4156. The www.cdapaddle website is under construction.

Furniture, décor

in new CdA store

Furniture and décor, some antique and some specially designed, are offered at St. Joseph Consignment Furniture Décor at 908 Sherman Ave.

A former art studio and house, the shop includes a canopy bed and dresser, scented organic soaps and handmade beach furniture and décor. Items are on consignment or new.

Originally from New York, owner Mary Newman joined relatives in North Idaho in November. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Monday by appointment for consignment sellers. Call (208) 446-6824 or e-mail stjosephconsignment@

Graffiti Skate moves, adds park

Graffiti Skate Shop has moved to a new location that allows room for the retail store, a shop and a skateboard park. Replacing its former address in Silver Lake Mall, Graffiti is now at 6288 Government Way.

The 2,500-square-foot store offers skateboards, accessories, apparel and sandals. A 2,000- square-foot side yard is being developed into a skate park to try out merchandise and for boarders to hang out, said owner Tom Goodman. He also offers repairs and the construction of customized boards. Goodman came to North Idaho from Long Beach, Calif., in 2003.

The store opens at 11 a.m. daily, closing at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (208) 762-3264.

Americantiques opens July 4

Two rooms of more than 3,500 square feet house antiques, collectibles, artwork, décor and special furniture in the new Americantiques in Silver Lake Mall. The store offers one room for vendors and another for items from owner Larry Jones.

The grand opening will be July 4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Call (208) 640-0708.

This week’s tidbits

•The new Super 1 Foods opens Wednesday in Sandpoint. Watch for details in this space next week.

•A new wine bar opens Tuesday in 315 Martinis & Tapas of the Greenbriar Inn at 315 Wallace Ave. It will feature a large assortment of wines and classes regarding tastes and pairings with foods and desserts. Opens at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant may offer a Sunday brunch soon.

•The All Wood Furniture Co. of Post Falls has closed.

•A series of free online classes for the unemployed is being offered by the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center partnered with Growth Strategies, Inc. The 12-session courses run for six weeks. Call (208) 769-3333 or visit classes.htm.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or


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