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Here’s the Dirt: WSU housing expansion starts

Sun., Oct. 6, 2013

WSU housing expansion starts

BNBuilders will expand and renovate Washington State University’s Chief Joseph Village student housing complex in a $16 million design-build contract.

The company, which has offices in Spokane, Seattle and in California, will renovate about 125,000 square feet of space in the multibuilding apartment complex. It will also build a 15,000-square-foot addition to increase the number of units for single students. The addition will include a recreation room.

 BNBuilders, Ben de Rubertis and Bernardo-Wills Architects designed a project that will include interior and exterior common spaces to increase student interaction, such as shared decks, plazas and fire pits. The project will pursue LEED Silver certification for energy efficiency.

It’s expected to be completed before the 2016 school year.

Lululemon opens store on Friday

Women’s athletic apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica will open its downtown Spokane store Friday at 707 W. Main Ave.

It’s moving from 117 N. Howard St. to the store last used by women’s apparel retailer Cues.

Estate seller moves to north Spokane

Spokane Estate Sales is leasing 3,200 square feet of office space at 3209 N. Monroe St.

The business has managed estate sales for several years. This will be its first brick-and-mortar office.

Colin Conway, of Kiemle & Hagood, brokered the lease.

Hayden club plans tennis center

Peak Health & Wellness Center has broken ground on a 44,000-square-foot, $4.2 million indoor tennis center next to its Hayden facility near the corner of Centa Avenue and Government Way.

The general contractor is Small’s Construction Co., of Rathdrum.

Ice creamery plans Kendall Yards shop

Brain Freeze Creamery is planning to move into a commercial retail store in the Kendall Yards Highline Lofts Building in spring 2014.

The company’s main office and production facility is at 9608 E. Montgomery Ave., in Spokane Valley.

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