The Dirt: Maui Coffee Roasters, Trovato Interiors, Café Rio Mexican Grill
Maui Coffee Roasters arrives
Maui Coffee Roasters has opened a coffee shop at 9811 E. Trent Ave., in Spokane Valley
The Maui-based coffee roaster chose Spokane for its first coffee shop off the islands, said Jay Higgins, the company’s managing director. Higgins said he has friends who still live in Spokane.
If the Spokane Valley shop is successful, the goal is to add more shops in Seattle, Portland and California, Higgins said.
The shop’s business hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Trovato design opens in Valley
Trovato Interiors has opened a home furnishings boutique at 18 S. Union Road in Spokane Valley.
The co-owners are Susan Usai and Hank Seipp. Usai is a professional design consultant, while Seipp is a broker with Cornerstone Property Advisors.
Inventory features designer furniture and large selections of fabrics and leather coverings.
Usai said the store will help buyers mix new custom furniture and accessories with choice antiques, old paintings, vintage chandeliers, mirrors, china and silver.
Café Rio eatery opens in Valley
Café Rio Mexican Grill, a chain of restaurants based in Salt Lake City, has opened at 13920 E. Indiana Ave. in Spokane Valley .
The chain has appealed to Tex-Mex cuisine fans because of its “no microwaves, no freezer” approach to food preparation.
The first area Café Rio opened in Coeur d’Alene.
Another location is planned on Spokane’s South Hill, opening in 2014 or early 2015.