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Here’s the Dirt: GolfTec opens Spokane store

GolfTec opens Spokane store

Randy Potter, a former Gonzaga University varsity golfer, has opened GolfTec Spokane at 1207 N. Washington.

Originally from Othello, Potter worked recently as a golf pro in Oregon before moving back to Spokane to run the franchise.

GolfTec is a national golf-training business with heavy emphasis on video reviews and supervised lessons.

The Spokane location has two hitting bays, with a third under construction.

Jeff Ottmar of Cornerstone Property Advisors represented both the tenant and landlord.

Salvatori to buy Spokane building

Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori is buying the Buchanan Building for his third entrepreneurial center.

The building at 28 W. Third was constructed in 1906 and went through several upgrades and conversions. In the first half of the 1900s it was Buchanan Funeral Home. It’s been vacant for several years.

Salvatori is buying it from Wells Fargo Bank, which acquired the deed through foreclosure. The asking price was $250,000. The Buchanan is eligible for the national historic register, Salvatori said.

The building has 7,000 square feet, with offices planned in the basement and on the first level.

Salvatori’s first two buildings are at 308 W. First and 608 W. Second.

‘Green’ hotel planned for CdA

Parkwood Business Properties and kVc Development Co. are spending roughly $15 million to build SpringHill Suites by Marriot, which they say will be Idaho’s first hotel designed to earn LEED certification.

The project is under construction at 2250 Seltice Way in Coeur d’Alene.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings have to meet criteria for water use, materials and energy efficiency.

Kent Clausen, principal of kVc Development, said the building will have 118 rooms.

The hotel is expected to open June 1.