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Sun., May 4, 2014

Service center work begins

The city of Spokane has started work on its Nelson Service Center, a combined fleet maintenance and solid waste management facility. It’s at 915 N. Nelson St. in northeast Spokane.

The facility allows the city to convert solid waste vehicles to compressed natural gas from diesel fuel, a more efficient and environmental practice.

Construction of the two-story, 57,500- square-foot facility will continue until late summer or early fall 2015. The facility, estimated to cost about $14 million, is on the south edge of a 32-acre city site in the Chief Garry Park Neighborhood.

Spokane-based Garco Construction and Bernardo Wills Architects LLC are the building’s contractor and designer.

Quilting firm remodels studio

Heartbeat Quilting has completed a remodel that doubles its retail and studio space, at 16909 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley.

Owner Wanda Jeffries has operated the business for seven years at the location. She’s spent close to $230,000 on the remodel, she said, taking the available space up to 4,000 square feet.

The business sells quilting supplies and provides rentals of its five Gammill longarm quilting machines.

United Health Services Credit Union plans to open a new branch at 16402 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley.

The branch, expected to have a soft opening on June 2, will be the Spokane-based institution’s third area branch. The new building, with 3,700 square feet of space, cost about $987,000. Baker Construction was the general contractor.

Financial advisers open office

Ryan Graczyk and Orlando Ferraro have opened Core Financial Group in a 1,200- square-foot office at 420 N. Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley.

The two financial advisers previously worked with the Spokane office of MetLife.

Marc Mowrer of Kiemle & Hagood Co. brokered the deal for Core Financial.

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