June 24, 2012 in Business

Here’s the Dirt: Good Spirits opens on Third


Good Spirits opens on Third

What once was the busiest Washington state liquor store east of the Cascades is open again. Good Spirits opened June 11 at 1322 W. Third Ave. in downtown Spokane, after all state liquor retail sites were closed.

Wenatchee-based Good Spirits plans this year to open two more local stores, in the Five Mile area and in Spokane Valley.

Owners Ted Eaton and Dave Mehelich acquired the 7,000-square-foot Third Avenue store and its liquor inventory from the state. They plan to carry craft beers and wines, mixers, ice and drinking accessories, as well as specialty and exotic liquors, assistant manager Russ Brydges said.

Green Gable opens third site

 Green Gable Children’s Learning Center has opened its third preschool and child care center at 415 E. Holland Ave., on Spokane’s north end. Owners George and Rebecca Lee also own two centers on the South Hill.  

 The North Side facility includes pinch-proof doors, classroom viewing windows and an indoor play space for bad weather. The 8,800-square-foot building is licensed for 110 children.

Enrollment is open for children ages 1 month to 5 years in the full-day preschool program, plus a summer program for elementary-age children.

It’s open weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (509) 995-0879. On the Web at www.greengable preschool.com.        

CdA bank moves downtown

Idaho Trust Bank will move to downtown Coeur d’Alene on July 2. The new location, 622 E. Sherman Ave., has free on-site parking, a drive-up teller window and a night depository. A drive-up ATM is planned.

The bank is moving from 1450 Northwest Blvd. Lobby hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Idaho Trust Bank was founded in Coeur d’Alene in 1994 and has seven employees there. Call (208) 664-6448.

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