March 2, 2014 in Business

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Gymnastics center opens new facility

Spokane Gymnastics has added a second all-ages training center at 2515 N. Locust Road in Spokane Valley. Called Spokane Gymnastics Argonne Village, the facility is 28,000 square feet and takes over the former Stroh’s Fitness at that address, near the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Argonne Road.

Company owner Nadine Burgess will continue operating the original 11,000-square -foot gym at 5615 E. Broadway Ave., in Spokane Valley.

The expansion helps address significant growth for the business, Burgess said. “Our business has more than quadrupled in size — staff, enrollment and square footage — in the past six years,” she said. The centers now have six full-time and 28 part-time workers, Burgess said.

She plans to operate both facilities through 2015 when the operations will be consolidated into the Argonne center.

Ziebart franchise to open downtown

Shamrock Automotive LLC will open Ziebart of Spokane, a retail automotive services franchise, at 3 W. Riverside Ave., in downtown Spokane.

Company managers said the business will open by June 1, taking over the former Meineke Car Care Center at that address. Ziebart of Spokane is leasing 4,500 square feet from the landlord, the James P. Leonard Trust.

The company’s services include glass repair, paint protection, salt damage prevention, detailing and rust proofing. Ziebart has franchises globally and across the country.

Colin Conway of Kiemle & Hagood and Stephen Pohl of NAI Black brokered the lease.

Hood relocates dentistry office

Spokane Valley dentist Dr. James G. Hood is relocating his practice from 507 N. Sullivan Road to new offices at 2510 N. Pines Road in Spokane Valley.

The new leased space measures 3,800 square feet. He’s taking the office space last used as a temporary clinic for oral surgeons Drs. Kenji W. Higuchi and Daniel W. Skinner.

Vic Overholser of SDS Realty Inc. and Tim Kestell of Kiemle & Hagood handled the lease.

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