Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster, 4 Seasons Roasting Co., is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year.
Jeff Henry of Pine Partners LLC filed an application with the city in August that calls for a more-than-9,000-square-foot coffee roasting facility in the same building as Sounds on Wheels at 12410 E. Indiana, Suite 1.
The roasting facility will be designed by Rex Anderson of Spokane-based Fusion Architecture PLLC., and will include more than 7,000 square feet of warehouse space, two small offices and a 2,000-square-foot retail showroom, according to plans filed with the city.
Pine Partners purchased the building in June for $1.1 million, according to records from the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.
Tom and Leslie Hutchinson moved to Spokane from San Francisco and established 4 Seasons Coffee in 1976.
Hutchinson said he’s planning to retire from the business and Henry, his son-in-law, is taking over company operations.
Henry said they are moving the roasting facility from 10 S. Grant St. in Spokane because of increased construction on Sprague Avenue.
Also, space in the current facility is maxed out and the option to buy a building in Spokane Valley made sense financially, he said.
Henry said it’s possible the company will open a downtown Spokane facility in four to five years .
“Our goal is to try to be back down here, because 4 Seasons has been in downtown Spokane for more than 42 years,” he said.
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