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Liberty Lake winery increases production capacity at new location

A Liberty Lake winery has opened a new tasting room and production facility near the community’s business district.

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars now occupies a 4,296-square-foot space at 23110 E. Knox Ave. A news release says the facility provides the winery increased production capacity.

Owners Mark and Sarah Lathrop, of Coeur d’Alene, plan to increase tasting room hours at the new location, while the site will bring much improved access and parking to patrons, the release said.

The winery, in operation since 2005, previously was at 1108 S. Garry Road.

Moscow Farmers Market ranked tops in Idaho

The Moscow Farmers Market has been ranked as the best market in Idaho and among the top 25 nationally in all five categories awarded.

American Farmland Trust announced the awards as part of its ninth annual Farmers Market Celebration. The five award categories are: focus on farmers, healthy food for all, pillar of the community, champion for the environment and people’s choice.

The Moscow Farmers Market was established in 1976.

Marijuana retailer announces move to new location

Marijuana retailer Smokane, open since March 2014, is now located at 3801 E. Sprague Ave. Smokane celebrated the relocation with an event earlier in September.

Swedish museum director to address Idaho inventors

Swedish museum director Samuel West will address the Inventors Association of Idaho’s first international Skype session Wednesday in Sandpoint.

The October meeting of the Inventors Association of Idaho will be at 2 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Columbia Bank Building, 414 Church St..

West, of Helsingborg, Sweden, is the director of the Museum of Innovation Failure, which features items like Google Glass, Harley-Davidson perfume and Bic (pens) for Her.

“Failure is a component of success and, sometimes, even the most innovative products can fail,” West said in a news release.

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 pauls@spokesman.com.