April 22, 2011 in Business

Owens Auction Gallery moves

By The Spokesman-Review
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Jeff Owens – owner of Owens Auction Gallery – and friends are moving into a new site at 17th Avenue and Ray Street on the South Hill. Owens sits with Ula, Mae, Burger Momma and Scuba Steve during a break Thursday in the move from the Valley.
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Owens Auction Gallery needs more space, owner Jeff Owens said. The company is relocating from the Spokane Valley to the former Dollar Store building at 3204 E. 17th Ave., on Spokane’s South Hill.

“We’re just too crowded,” Owens said.

He’s operated his auction business for almost 25 years, the last 10 in his current Spokane Valley location, at 14208 E. Sprague Ave.

He’ll lease about 14,000 square feet of space in the South Hill building, which has been empty for nearly a year.

The building was constructed in the 1950s and was used for years as an Excel Foods market. The owner is 17th and Ray Properties LLC.

Owens will have a showroom of about 8,000 square feet, plus company offices and a warehouse for storage.

The first auction in the new space will be June 11-12.

Owens Auction Gallery works with private collectors and estates to sell antiques, home furnishings, tools and artwork.

Kevin Edwards and Dick Edwards helped arrange the lease.

Regal Seafood to open in May

Regal Seafood Market will open in early May at 2812 E. 30th Ave., in 1,200 square feet last used by Adelo’s Pizza.

The market is owned by Heather and Phil Lanzone, who have operated Airway Heights-based seafood wholesaler Northstar Seafoods since 2002.

Regal Seafood is their first retail outlet; it will operate Monday through Saturday, and employ about four, said Phil Lanzone.

It will sell fresh seafood and fish and chips. 

Dentist office will cater to kids

South Hill Pediatric Dentistry will open its new South Spokane office on May 17 at 2020 E. 29th Ave. It is one of the first offices going into the newly built medical building across from Grapetree Village.

A grand opening is planned May 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Operating the clinic are Dr. Erin Johnson and Dr. Becky VanGemert Coombs. The two dentists designed the entire clinic around the needs of children and will make pediatric dentistry their main focus.

Military contractor relocates

All States Drywall, based in Snohomish, will relocate its office to Spokane. Company President Steve Palmer said All States will move in June, taking 1,600 square feet of office at 1821 W. Fifth Ave., near downtown Spokane.

Palmer said All States is exclusively a military housing contractor. The company bids on jobs across the country.

Erik Nelson of Kiemle & Hagood was the lease broker.

Twin Lakes gets MoonDollars

MoonDollars Restaurant will open its second location May 1 at the Twin Lakes Village Golf Club just north of Rathdrum. The original MoonDollars is in Post Falls.

The restaurant will take over space last used by Bunkers. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The menu includes specialty salads, soups, handcrafted wheat pizzas and gourmet desserts. Wheat used at MoonDollars is Rathdrum Prairie hard red spring wheat from the Meyer family farm, in North Idaho.

Also featured will be microbrews, domestic beers and wines.

Here’s the Dirt is a weekly report on development and business changes in the Inland Northwest. Email business@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5528.

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