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Here’s the Dirt: Divers West plans Spokane store

Sun., Dec. 15, 2013, midnight

Divers West plans Spokane store

Melissa and James Flodin are opening a Spokane Divers West Shop, at 116 E. Wellesley Ave., across from NorthTown Mall. The couple will continue to operate their first Divers West dive shop in Coeur d’Alene. They took over the North Idaho shop in 2007, buying it from the previous owner.

They’re filling 1,750 square feet of space last used by Urban Fashions.

The company offers dive classes and training, sells scuba and dive gear and provides equipment services. They intend to hire additional instructors.

They’ll operate the store Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Industrial Park adds four tenants

Four new companies have moved into buildings at the Spokane Business and Industrial Park, at 3808 N. Sullivan Road.

Allwest Testing & Engineering, which provides materials testing and geotechnical engineering, is leasing 5,000 square feet of space.

Ritchie Trucking Service Inc. has leased 9,600 square feet of space. It provides warehousing and transportation services.

CBC Moving, a commercial moving and delivery company, is leasing roughly 4,000 square feet of space.

Wolf Home Operations Inc. is leasing 4,000 square feet. It delivers furniture and appliances.

Insurance agency opens new office

Allan Gainer Agency is moving into a 1,000-square-foot office at 2924 S. Grand Blvd. on Spokane’s South Hill.

The company is affiliated with American Family Insurance.

Colin Conway represented the tenant, while Erik Nelson represented the owners, Edward and Jacqueline Ewell. Both agents work for Kiemle & Hagood Co.

Spokantiques opens in Hillyard

A new antiques store, Spokantiques, has opened at 5009 N. Market St. in the Hillyard neighborhood.

It’s operated by Tammy Stith and her husband, William Weech.

They’re using about 1,700 square feet in a building formerly used by Hillyard Variety.

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