The Dirt

SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014

Group buys Globe Building

A Spokane investment group has purchased the historic Globe Building at 204 N. Division St. in downtown Spokane, paying previous owners Owen and Julie Clarke $1.32 million for the three-story building.

The buyers are Globe Building Partners LLC, which includes Spokane investors Kevin Edwards, Mark D’Agostino and John Pariseau. They intend to locate retail on the main level. Also expanding into a section of the main level space is next-door business The Blind Buck.

Two additional floors, each about 9,500 square feet, will be improved for either office or apartment use.

Built in 1908 as the Globe Hotel, it’s on the Spokane and national historic landmark registers.

Todd Rothrock, of the Rothrock Company, represented the sellers. Edwards represented the investors.

City buys land for pedestrian bridge

The City of Spokane has paid $275,000 to Wilfred Nowlan for a parcel of land planned as the south end of a proposed University District pedestrian bridge.

The property, at 433 E. Sprague Ave., has been the address for Nowlan’s business, Nowlan’s Carburetor Repair. He has relocated the shop to 5501 N. Market St.

The city gets a 10,000-square-foot parcel, which includes a 2,000-square-foot building.

The pedestrian bridge concept is part of efforts to link the University District on the east end of downtown with the residential neighborhood and commercial district on the south side of railroad tracks.

Mike Livingston of Kiemle & Hagood represented the city; Todd Rothrock of The Rothrock Company represented the Nowlan family.

House of Pop salon coming

Two Spokane co-owners will open House of Pop salon next month at 227 W. Riverside Ave. in downtown Spokane.

Operators will be Douglas McCoy and Rick Biel. McCoy has been a stylist at Urbanna Natural Spa and Salon in downtown. Biel is an owner of Urbanna and will be McCoy’s partner in House of Pop.

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