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Here’s the Dirt: Oral surgery center back in business

Back in business

The Northwest Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a longtime Spokane Valley surgery group, has returned to full operation after a fire destroyed its offices.

Dr. Kenji Higuchi and Dr. Daniel Skinner began treating patients last month from temporary offices at 2510 N. Pines Road, Suite 206.

Fire destroyed the Valley Mission Professional Building on Sept. 19. The practice had been located there since the 1980s.

Higuchi and Skinner plan to move back into the Valley Mission Professional Building next spring, after the building is rebuilt.

Several other medical and professional businesses also were damaged.

Local boutique

The Heart of Spokane, an artisan boutique shop, has replaced Gallery of Thum at 2910 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.

The store sells “anything locally handmade,” including books, ceramics, artwork, purses, clothing, jewelry, soaps and a line of spices called Heart of Spokane Spices, said Cecile Charles, an owner. Items are priced to be affordable to families, Charles said.

The Heart of Spokane also is teaming up with Inland NW Baby to bring diapers and socks to needy families, with a bin for donations brought to the store.

The shop held a grand opening Saturday. Call (509) 443-4799.

Mullan B&B

Mullan House Bed and Breakfast opened Nov. 19 in Mullan, Idaho, at the east end of the Silver Valley in Idaho’s Bitterroot Mountains.

With six guest rooms and a contemporary Italian design, the inn offers casual comfort and opportunities for outdoor adventure, the owners say.

Call (208) 682-5678 or go online to www.


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