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Here’s the Dirt: Dog breeder to open pet center

Sun., July 28, 2013

I-Guard International, a German Shepherd breeder and dog-training service in Otis Orchards, plans to open a pet center this fall in Spokane Valley.

The yet-to-be-named business at 19223 E. Appleway Ave. will include a pet store for dogs and cats; boarding, grooming and training services; a doggy day care; a cat room; and an aquatic center/ underwater treadmill, said Jacqueline Lungu, co-owner with husband Nick.

The couple are re-purposing a 2,000-square-foot former indoor golf facility for the pet store and building a 10,528-square-foot, $1.18 million space for the other functions.

The facility will open in late October. Information:

Two new sites for Golden Arches

Associated Construction Inc. of Spokane is finishing work on a new McDonald’s restaurant in Coeur d’Alene and starting another in North Spokane.

The Coeur d’Alene restaurant sits at the Northwest Boulevard entrance to the Riverstone development. Scheduled to open in mid-August, it is owned by North Idaho Food Services Inc.

Work recently began on a new McDonald’s at the Wandermere Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 395. It’s expected to be completed by Oct. 31, said project manager Kyle Smith of Associated Construction.

The Wandermere restaurant is owned by Northern Arches Food Services of Spokane.

Hubworks plans CdA move

Hubworks Interactive LLC, a Coeur d’Alene software developer, will move this fall from the McEuen Tower downtown to space on Northwest Boulevard near Riverstone.

Hubworks launched in 2009 and now has 12 employees. Its software lets customers place restaurant or bar orders and pay their bills using Apple iPads at the table or booth.

The company says its applications also can be used in hotels, sports arenas, theaters, golf courses and cruise ships.

Hubworks will move to Northwest Place, 1450 Northwest Blvd., Suite 202.


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