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Here’s the Dirt: Church buys ex-Kia building

Church buys ex-Kia building

Cornerstone Pentecostal Church is converting the former Kia of Spokane showroom and dealership into its new church. The dealership, at 21326 E. Mission, was owned by Sydney and Arlene Kane, who had operated it until closing in January 2011.

The purchase price was $1.9 million. Cornerstone Pentecostal is leaving its current church building at 12817 E. Broadway.

The church has roughly 300 members, said Pastor Rick Mayo. Mayo said the showroom is being transformed into a vestibule and the service shop is being converted to a 9,000-square-foot sanctuary.

Steve Ridenour worked on behalf of the previous owners. Clark Pacific of Spokane represented the church in the deal.

Mayo said the church has its current site for sale. It is listed for $750,000.

Foundation relocates

Inland Northwest Community Foundation is relocating to the Paulsen Center, 421 W. Riverside Ave.

The foundation serves Eastern Washington and North Idaho, managing charitable funds and trusts arranged by groups and donors and awarding grants and scholarships.

For the past five years INWCF has been inside the former Bank of Whitman building at 618 W. Riverside. The move to the Paulsen building sixth floor provides more meeting and office space and other amenities, said CEO Mark Hurtubise.

Craig Soehren of Kiemle & Hagood represented the foundation in signing a 10-year lease. Lisa Dowers of West & Wheeler represented the landlords.

Bozzi gallery opens downtown

The Bozzi Collection art gallery has opened in the skywalk near Olive Garden Restaurant.

The second level space at 221 N. Wall will feature works by area artists. Owner Vince Bozzi is also publisher of a number of area magazines, including Prime and Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, except on Fridays, when it closes at 8 p.m.