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Here’s the Dirt: Bicycle shop sets move south

Sun., Oct. 28, 2012

It’s official: Downtown Spokane bicycle shop Two Wheel Transit Bicycles is moving in November to a new retail store in the South Perry Street district.

The move from 1405 W. First Ave. to about 5,000 square feet at 817 S. Perry, in the northern portion of the HiCo Market building, has been anticipated for months.

Owners Geoff Forshag and Bruce Abbots are closing the current store on Nov. 9 and opening the new store Nov. 13.

Forshag said the move will allow the store to provide more usable space and more customer amenities. “We are very excited about moving the bicycle shop to this vibrant area and continuing to improve customer experience,” he said in a release.

New features include a kids’ bike area, a bike fitting studio, a larger mechanics shop and more retail display space.

Brokers with NAI Black helped arrange the relocation.

Construction firm relocates

Burke Construction Group has relocated its Pacific Northwest division office from Cheney to Spokane.

It’s using 2,650 square feet at 1821 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 106.

The Las Vegas-based company also has a regional office in Williston, N.D.

The move from Cheney was to provide a more central location to work with customers, the company said in a release. It serves Washington, Idaho and Montana.

The Spokane office has 10 workers.

Building begins on mattress store

Construction is under way on a Mattress Firm store at 4707 E. Sprague Ave., near Wal-Mart, in Spokane Valley.

The 5,000-square-foot store has a permit value of $405,569.

The contractor is Pennon Construction Co. in Seattle. Developer is Madison Sprague LLC of Kirkland, Wash. No information on the store’s opening date is available.

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