June 24, 2011 in Business

Liberty Lake Legacy

Copper Basin nearly finished with final phase of Legacy Ridge project
By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Nick Peterson of Newmatic Construction frames a garage Thursday at Legacy Ridge in Liberty Lake.
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Copper Basin Construction expects to wrap up the final stage of work on its Parkside at Legacy Ridge, the third phase of a major Liberty Lake residential development hatched several years ago by developer Marshall Chesrown.

The Hayden, Idaho, construction firm took over phase three of the Legacy Ridge project after AmericanWest Bank foreclosed on Chesrown’s note in 2009. Copper Basin bought the properties from AmericanWest.

Chesrown’s original plan involved 640 acres of residential and recreational development in an area originally known as Holiday Hills. Copper Basin was not involved in Legacy Ridge’s first two phases.

At one point, Chesrown planned to build a private school in the development, according to earlier news stories.

The third phase includes 70 single-family homes that Copper Basin considers affordably priced in one of Liberty Lake’s most attractive areas.

Greg Gervais, one of the partners in Copper Basin, said, “Liberty Lake and Legacy Ridge are both desirable areas for buyers.”

About a dozen of the 70 homes have been sold so far, Gervais added. The homes are three- and four-bedroom, priced between $200,000 and $300,000.

  Prospective buyers can visit a model home by contacting Renice Sandler, (208) 661-0974 or by visiting www.copperbasin.com.

Glamarita boutique opens

Glamarita Clothing & Accessories Boutique is holding a grand opening Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the store, 901 W. Garland Ave.

Owner Ronnie Ryno, who recently retired from a teaching job in the Riverside School District, will feature locally made clothing, accessories, art, pottery and home décor items.

This is Ryno’s first retail store. She’s been selling eco-chic items online for a few years. “I decided it was time to take the plunge and open the store. It became too hard to teach and manage the online business,” she said.

Ryno will help customers meet with area designers for custom orders. The store will be open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

South Hill Super One gets remake

Rosauers has begun a major remodel of its South Hill Super One Foods store, at 830 E. 29th Ave.

Company facilities director Ken Groh predicted the project will change the look of the store, inside and out.

A new entry is part of the project and will be designed to complement other improvements taking place in Manito Shopping Center. The center’s new anchor tenant is Ross Dress for Less, expected to open this fall.

Interior changes include a new floor, new refrigeration cases, new lighting and upgraded shelves.

This will come with expanded service in the meat and seafood department, a larger deli area and expansion of the bulk and natural food sections, said Groh.

The remodel is expected to be finished in November. Total costs are projected between $3 million and $4 million, according to permits filed with the city.

The project’s general contractor is Contractors Northwest Inc.

Oil Analysis Lab expands

Oil Analysis Lab Inc., a Spokane company that tests oil and industrial fluids, is leasing 1,800 square feet at 121 N. Lee St. The company has a main office and lab at 1514 E. Sprague Ave.

Mark Lucas and Tracy Lucas, of Kiemle & Hagood Co., handled the transaction.

Clearwater Paper opens N.C. plant

Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Corporation dedicated its new tissue plant Tuesday in Shelby, N.C.

The company hired 100 employees for the first two production lines and expects to hire about 150 more. The project will include seven converting lines capable of producing ultra-grades of private label tissue products.

When completed, the facility is expected to produce about 10 million cases of bathroom tissue and paper towels each year. The paper machine is expected to produce 70,000 tons annually.

Clearwater Paper, with more than 3,800 employees, makes tissues and bleached paperboard, pulp and wood products at 15 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company supplies private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchant and discount stores.

Here’s the Dirt is a weekly report on new developments and business openings, closings or movement in the Inland Northwest. Email business@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5528.


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