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Here’s the Dirt: Old Bulldog Tavern gets new business

Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, midnight

Old Bulldog Tavern gets new business

The former Bulldog Tavern near Gonzaga University will reopen later this year as Chairs Coffee & Public House.

Chairs owners Chris Nichols, Mitch Moczulski and Scott Wilburn took a five-year lease on the building, at 1305 N. Hamilton St.

They already operate a Chairs coffee house at 113 W. Indiana Ave.

The first Bulldog Tavern stayed in business for more than 65 years. In 2011, it changed hands, being operated by the next owner, Mary Livingston. In 2012, Livingston closed its doors.

The new owners say they’ll serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and try to appeal to the GU community with a walk-up coffee and food-service window.

Nichols said he hopes to have a liquor permit that allows minors inside until 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Two new leases at business park

Two new businesses are leasing space at the Spokane Business & Industrial Park in Spokane Valley.

Motorsports warehousing and transport company KGM Assemblers Inc. is taking 12,000 square feet in the industrial park.

Also, Sandvik Mining and Construction USA LLC is leasing roughly 20,000 square feet.

Sandvik, a global company, makes and sells a wide range of mining equipment and industrial materials.

Dave Black buys ex-clothing shop

Spokane real estate developer Dave Black has purchased the former Big & Tall clothing retail shop at 14115 E. Sprague Ave.

County records show Black’s investment company paid $449,000 for the building, which has 4,600 square feet.

Black says the new tenant will be Miller Paint.

New Allstate office opens

Chuck Sullens, an Allstate Insurance broker, is leasing a commercial office at Sullivan Towne Center, 328 N. Sullivan Road.

This will be his first insurance company. He had been senior pastor at a Metaline Falls church.

He’s leasing about 1,300 square feet and has two employees. Colin Conway of Kiemle & Hagood represented Sullens in the lease.

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