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Here’s the Dirt: Office building nears completion

Developer Steven Schmautz is completing the renovation of the former Johnston Printing warehouse into commercial offices at 121 W. Pacific Ave. in Spokane.

The conversion will leave about 8,600 square feet of office space. Three tenants have signed leases: The Union, a yoga salon run by Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, principals at Seven 2 design firm; Copeland Architecture; and Helvetika, the new name for the former agency Anderson Mraz Design.

The three tenants are expected to move in sometime in December.

The building has one 2,100-square-foot office not yet leased, said Vic Overholser of SDS Realty Inc., the leasing agent.

Schmautz’s investment company, 121 Development LLC, bought the building in early 2013 for $455,000. Guy D. Byrd, of Cornerstone Property Advisors, brokered the sale for sellers Steve and Patty Johns.

Dental clinic opens on South Hill

S. Brady Bates and his father, Steven L. Bates, have opened Bates Dental PS at 2700 S. Southeast Blvd., Suite 104, on the South Hill near Lincoln Heights.

The father-son team are graduates of Washington State University and the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Steven Bates continues running his own general dental clinic, Bates DDS, in Deer Park.

Their new clinic is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday. Jack Kestell, of Kestell Realty, represented the tenants. Silvey Construction was the general contractor.

Platinum Home Mortgage moves

Platinum Home Mortgage Corp. has moved to new offices at 687 W. Canfield Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

The office suite leased by Platinum is 3,000 square feet, and was brokered by Casey Brazil and Erik Nelson, both of Kiemle & Hagood Co.

Platinum Home Mortgage network has offices in 47 states.

The company also has a satellite office in Sandpoint.

The building owner is Idaho Forest Group, based in Coeur d’Alene.

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