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Here’s the Dirt: Changes in store for Vino! shop

Sun., Jan. 6, 2013

Changes in store for Vino! shop

For most of its 18 years in business, Vino! retail wine shop has served one- or two-ounce wine tastes to customers.

Sometime this month the store at 222 S. Washington St. plans to turn part of its store into a serving bar, allowing customers to order a full glass of wine.

Co-owner John Allen said the state has approved Vino’s application for a new serving license. Up to now, its retail tasting room license allowed small tastes up to a total of eight ounces per customer.

The front half of the store will continue to be retail where small tastes are allowed. The back half will be the fuller-service wine bar. It will operate on Friday and Saturday afternoons only, to avoid being considered a tavern, Allen said.

Therm-All relocates

Therm-All’s Spokane Valley production building has relocated to the the former Triple R Auction building at 107 N. Park Ave.

Until recently the insulation company operated out of a warehouse at 2902 E. Boone Ave. The new site has roughly 7,600 square feet.

Therm-All provides insulation to steel buildings and commercial customers. It’s been in business in the area since the late 1980s.

Earl Engle of NAI Black and Mark Lucas of Kiemle & Hagood brokered the deal.

Apartment project begins

The Landings at Waterford, a large housing development in northwest Coeur d’Alene, will get its first multifamily units this year.

Carrington Place LLC is about to start construction on 10 apartment buildings, each with six units, plus a clubhouse. Another 12 buildings are planned in a second phase, for a total of 132 apartments.

The market-rate apartments will include models with one, two and three bedrooms, owner Tom Anderl said. Some should be ready to occupy in the spring.

The development is south of Prairie Avenue and east of Huetter Road. RND Architects designed the apartment addition. Resort Property Management will manage the units.

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