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The Dirt: Green’s Fresh Market to open in Hillyard

A new fresh market is set to open in Hillyard this June.

Owners Jack and Mary Green recently purchased a building at 4915 N. Market St. to launch Green’s Fresh Market. Jack Green previously operated Piccolo’s Market on East Mission Avenue in Spokane for 25 years before selling that business about eight years ago.

In Hillyard, Green’s Fresh Market at the southwest corner of Market and Olympic will start out by selling fresh produce and a few perishable staples such as milk, bread and eggs, Jack Green said. The store will add meats, a bistro, and deli service offering sandwiches within six months.

The focus of the market will remain on selling fresh food items, he said. He noted that Hillyard has several renovation projects underway or recently completed within five to six blocks of the property, so he decided to open a business in an area experiencing revitalization.

The husband and wife bought the 3,500-square-foot building and adjacent parking lot for $250,000, and they plan to own and operate the market. The building previously was occupied by Hillyard Garden & Bistro.

Jim Orcutt, of Black Commercial, assisted with the property transaction.

Orgill opens Post Falls center

Orgill Inc., a distributor of hardware and home improvement products, has nearly completed hiring more than 150 employees for its recently opened Post Falls distribution center.

The facility, the company’s seventh such center in North America, opened after about $15 million spent to update the 500,000-square-foot building, at 1881 W. Seltice Way. Previously, office furniture maker Kimball International occupied the structure, and Orgill bought the vacated property last fall.

An Orgill press release said the Post Falls distribution facility using the company’s truck fleet will serve customers primarily throughout Western Canada.

Founded in Memphis, Orgill distributes products in 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and more than 50 countries. A collaboration of city, county, economic development entities, Job Plus, and others worked with Orgill to open in Post Falls, and members of the regional group estimate the distribution center will bring $5.8 million yearly in wages into the community.

CVSD buys land in Liberty Lake

The Central Valley School District has purchased three parcels of land in Liberty Lake.

CVSD bought the property with the goal of eventual traffic improvements near a planned high school, and for future school sites.

The nearly half an acre of property, purchased from Liberty Lake Land Co., is located in the vicinity of North Henry Road.

Jim Quigley, of Kiemle & Hagood, represented the seller. Mike Livingston, of Kiemle & Hagood, assisted the buyer.

Industrial park sold

Hovde Orchards LLC, of Prescott, Washington, recently purchased the 10-acre Vista Industrial Park in Spokane Valley.

The company purchased the property for $4.5 million as an investment. The seller was Vista Industrial Park LLC, of Spokane

Casey Brazil, of Kiemle & Hagood, assisted with the transaction.

Norco Medical plans CdA store

Norco Medical, a provider of medical equipment and services, has leased a retail space in Coeur d’Alene for a new location.

The company plans to occupy a 2,000-square-foot site in Ironwood Square, at 206 W. Ironwood Drive.

Chad Carper, Colin Conway and Casey Brazil, all of Kiemle & Hagood, represented the landlord.

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