Here’s the Dirt: Rhodes buys Cenex building

SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

Rhodes buys Cenex building

Rhodes Crane and Rigging has purchased the former Cenex warehouses and office building at 1015 N. Thierman Road in the Spokane Valley.

The privately held company will move its operations and 10 workers to the remodeled offices later this month, said company CFO Kim Hillyard.

Rhodes owners Ted and Jacqueline Rhodes paid $545,000 for the land, the office and two storage buildings. Total usable space comes to more than 57,000 square feet.

Launched in 2001, Rhodes Crane provides crane and rigging services for regional customers. After vacating its current location, 1201 N. Stanley Road, the Rhodeses intend to lease it or sell it, said Hillyard. Mark and Tracy Lucas of Kiemle & Hagood brokered the sale.

Maverik to open on Evergreen

Maverik Inc., which has two other convenience stores in the area, will open its newest location at 717 N. Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley.

The location is taking the southwest corner of Evergreen and Broadway Avenue. Salt Lake City-based Maverik operates more than 200 convenience stores and gas stations across seven Western states. Its other area stores are in Cheney and Mead.

The new store will be 4,790 square feet and is estimated to cost $1.1 million to build.

No opening date has been announced.

Architects picked for school projects

Madsen, Mitchell, Evenson and Conrad Architecture, of Spokane, recently won the contract to design the upgrade of Hutton Elementary School.

NAC| Architecture, also of Spokane, has been awarded the North Central High School classroom addition project.

The Hutton project is expected to run from spring 2014 to fall 2015.

The North Central project, also set for 2014-2015, will move classrooms from the annex and from portables into the main campus.

NC’s science program will be consolidated into one building along with upgraded science classrooms.

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