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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

UberEATS launches Coeur d’Alene service

Coeur d’Alene area residents and workers have another option to satisfy their hunger after UberEATS launched its service in the community Monday.

Ride-booking giant Uber has partnered with more than a dozen restaurants to allow people to order meals through the free UberEATS app, which tracks their order as it’s prepared at the restaurant and handed off to a delivery driver.

Among the Coeur d’Alene restaurants participating are Caruso’s Chelle Caruso, The Local Deli, Sweeto Burrito and The Triple B Blackhills BBQ on Best, according to an Uber news release. Food prices are set by the restaurants and Uber adds a booking fee of $4.99.

Uber said the Coeur d’Alene service will be available in most locations, including all of downtown and south to Twin Beaches, north to Hayden Lake and west to State Line.

UberEATS, which launched in the Spokane area in August, is now offered in more than 130 cities in 29 countries.

Tire-Rama gives $6,300 to area food banks

Automotive service provider Tire-Rama has donated $6,330 to Spokane area food banks ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The company has 12 locations in the Spokane area and North Idaho. The donation is part of a larger commitment of $37,500 to the Montana Food Bank Network and local food banks in Wyoming.

Construction company earns magazine awards

BUILD Magazine has named Edwards Smith Construction, of Coeur d’Alene, as Idaho’s best passive homebuilder and awarded the company the state’s excellence award for custom homebuilding.

The awards follow Edwards Smith Construction’s recognition as the first North Idaho builder to earn a Passive House Institute U.S. Certified Builder designation, according to a news release. Passive building focuses on design elements to increase a structure’s energy-efficiency.

Edwards Construction was founded in in 1994, 11 years after Jim Edwards began building homes in the Northwest. Andy Smith joined the company in 1997 and the two created Edwards Smith Construction in 2008.

Physical therapy practice marks 40 years in business

To celebrate 40 years in business, Physical Therapy Associates will offer a week of anniversary events.

Through Friday, the clinic will offer specials on classes at Elevation Fitness, the workout studio located above the office. From 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Physical Therapy Associates will host a birthday party with glassybaby, a Seattle-based, hand-blown glass company, which will give 10 percent of its proceeds to The Freeman Strong Fund.

Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest. To submit items for consideration, email Business Editor Paul W. Smith at

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