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Here’s The Dirt: Hop Jack’s coming to town

Hop Jack’s coming to town

Hop Jack’s, a Western Washington restaurant chain, will open its first Spokane location this fall, the company announced.

It will lease a new, 4,500-square-foot restaurant at the Spokane Pavilion retail center at Nevada and Jay streets in north Spokane. The address is 9265 N. Nevada. Kilgore Construction is the general contractor on the $1.4 million building project.

Mark Eggen, owner of Rock Solid Restaurants, said the eatery will open in October.

Spokane Pavilion shopping center includes Winco Foods, MacKenzie River Pizza and other retail outlets.

The transaction was brokered by Cory Barbieri and John Hillier of Goodale & Barbieri Co., and Don Whittles with First Western Properties.

Fleet Feet Sports opens

Julie and Wade Pannell, both active runners and triathletes, have opened Spokane’s first Fleet Feet Sports location at 1303 N. Washington St.

The store caters to walkers and runners, offering footwear, apparel and accessories. Brands offered include Brooks, Saucony, Asics, Moving Comfort, Nike, New Balance and Mizuno.

The store is open seven days a week in 2,500 square feet of leased space in the former Pizza Pipeline location north of downtown.

Yoga studio set for South Hill

Kerianne Thronson is preparing to open Spokane’s first The Bar Method yoga studio at GrapeTree Village, 2023 E. 29th Ave. on the South Hill.

The Bar Method, part of a national franchise, uses a dance barre as a key part of each yoga session. Thronson and other teachers there are required to be certified in barre yoga training. This is Thronson’s first yoga business.

She’s leasing about 2,100 square feet on the main level. She said the studio will operate Monday through Saturday, offering hourlong classes about five times a day.

Brian Anderson and Jenna Nicol of NAI Black brokered the lease.

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