The business news this week is big news – maybe not so big as far as billions of dollars and hundreds of employees, but more so in the physical size of these places.
Construction should begin early in the year on Love’s Travel Center on 10 acres bordered by Pleasantview Road, Expo Parkway and the westbound onramp to Interstate 90.
The complex will include truck and car services, gas and parking, a gift and convenience store, a Carl’s Jr. Restaurant, and a tire care facility. It will employ 35 to 40 people, according to Rick Shuffield, director of real estate and development for Love’s.
With its official name of Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, the company began in 1964 and has more than 200 locations in 30 states. The Post Falls outlet will be the first in the Inland Northwest as the company adds about 15 locations a year. Its headquarters is in Oklahoma City. Check www.loves.com.
U-Haul adds giant storage facility
A three-level, 80,000-square-foot U-Haul Moving and Storage facility should open Nov. 1 on 3.42 acres at 750 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. The addition, next to Appleway Car Wash and Quick Lube, is behind U-Haul’s existing truck and trailer moving center.
Comprising 677 rooms of various sizes, the storage center includes an elevator, electronic doors, 24-hour video surveillance, individually alarmed rooms, fire suppression in each room, climate control, storage carts, restrooms, 24-hour access, package receiving, unloading and dumpster use.
Online customer status will be included with each rental. Manager Matthew Gibson will have eight employees. U-Haul acquired the building, which previously was a Dodge dealership, in 1983. Office hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone (208) 667-5529.
U-Haul began in Oregon in 1945 and has nearly 16,000 locations in 50 states and 10 provinces. Its headquarters is in Phoenix. Check www.uhaul.com.
Hawley Troxell opens law office in CdA
With an emphasis on public finance, Hawley Troxell Law Firm is opening an office in Suite 212 of the Bank of America building at 401 Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. An open house will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.
A graduate of Coeur d’Alene High School and the University of Idaho College of Law, Danielle Quade is a partner in the firm’s business and finance practice group. She is president of the board of the Northern Idaho Violence Prevention Center (formerly the Women’s Center) and on the executive board for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
She will represent clients in North Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Hawley Troxell’s beginnings were in the late 1800s, and the firm (with an interesting history) has four offices in Idaho and Nevada with its headquarters in Boise. Check www.hawleytroxell.com.
This week’s tidbits
• The Grille From Ipanema restaurant will open before the holidays in the Parkside Tower. Watch next week for another occupant there.
• The grand opening for the Cup of Love coffee stand at 2020 N. Fourth St. will be Monday. Owners are Andy and Jolene Luebke. They have coffees, teas and breakfast items.
• The Idaho Department of Labor will open its new building near the I-90 and Highway 41 interchange Nov. 1. It will move from 1221 W. Ironwood Drive in Coeur d’Alene.
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