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  • New Restaurant-Sports Bar To Be Part Of Sports Complex

    Valley developer and softball lover Rob Lewis hopes to have his new Home Plate Bar & Grill in the Valley’s restaurant lineup by mid-February. Construction of the 5,700-square-foot sports-themed hamburger …


  • Sidewok Cafe Opening Soon In Liberty Lake

    A new express restaurant serving Chinese food is opening next month in Liberty Lake. Co-owners Terry Knight and Doug Peterson hope to get Sidewok Oriental Cafe Express up and running …


  • Former Teacher Opens New Learning Center

    A former teacher has opened a new learning center in the Valley Plaza shopping center. Karen Azzinnaro, who taught fourth grade in Medical Lake, is the Huntington Learning Center franchise …


  • Ron’s Drive-In Goes West With A Second Restaurant

    Ron’s Drive-In, the long-time Valley fast food restaurant, has opened a second location four miles west. Two weeks ago, a new Ron’s opened in the former Burger Basket restaurant building, …


  • Sullivan Road Hotel Will Cater To Business Traveler

    Construction of a 60-room hotel on Sullivan Road will begin in about two weeks. The Country Inns & Suites, part of the Radisson hotel chain, will be part of the …


  • Former Mathews Restaurant Reopens As Take A Break

    Take A Break Restaurant and Lounge opened recently in the building at Pines Road and Indiana Avenue long occupied by Mathews restaurant. New owners Carole and Bob Hoppe bought the …


  • Wonderbread Thrift Store To Open

    A new Wonderbread thrift store is going in on East Sprague Avenue, next door to the locomotive and rail cars that house a dental office. Construction crews will double the …


  • Bank Builds Branch At Liberty Lake

    Seafirst Bank has begun construction of a new branch in Liberty Lake. The one-story, 4,100-square foot building will be in the southwest corner of Liberty Lake Town Center, the shopping …


  • Michaels Nears Completion Of New Store Plans

    Michaels Art and Crafts is finalizing plans to open a North Side store on Division Street. A spokeswoman in the real estate department at Michaels, based in Dallas, said more …


  • Circuit City Plugs In On Monday

    Electronics retailer Circuit City will open the doors of its new Valley store on Monday. The store at 15104 E. Indiana, just east of the Spokane Valley Mall, is approximately …


  • Mckillican Moving To Crown Centre Location

    Construction has begun on the first element of the Crown Centre development at Spokane Industrial Park. McKillican American Inc., a wholesale building materials distributor, will lease 30,000 square feet of …


  • Auto Showroom, Test Track Planned For Liberty Lake

    A Seattle auto dealer has purchased land at Liberty Lake, where he plans to build a Land Rover showroom and test track. Biff Brotherton plans to construct an 8,600-square-foot building …


  • Salon/Spa To Open In November; Entrepreneurs Get Chamber Help

    Beauty Works, a new salon and day spa, will open in the Spokane Valley Mall in early November. Construction has started on the 3,500-square-foot store, which will offer salon services, …


  • Store Gives Garland District International Flair

    Nadia Manuylov helps new customer Joseph Wagner discover some old favorites and some new delicacies at Nezabudka. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


  • Embroidery Firm Wins Award

    A Valley embroidery company recently won an international award for excellence in its craft. Embroidered Sportswear, 204 S. Vista, received a third-place award for excellence in embroidery digitizing from the …


  • New Gaming Complex To Open On East Sprague

    The Valley will get another pinch of Las Vegas with the opening of Aces Casino Bar and Grill. The 4,200-square-foot restaurant and gaming complex at 10001 E. Sprague is currently …


  • Washington Trucking Inc. Moves To Get More Room

    Washington Trucking Inc. is rolling into a new terminal at 213 N. Flora in the Spokane Valley. The trucking company, which transports cement and other dry bulk products, purchased the …


  • Railway Credit Union Planning New Building

    Spokane Railway Credit Union is breaking ground on a new building at the southeast corner of Sullivan and Broadway. Construction should start within the next two weeks and should be …


  • New Owner Takes Shine To Glass Business

    Valley Glass, 222 S. Pines, has changed hands. The 51-year-old Valley business was sold to JLW Inc. by John Shelton, who owned the business since 1994. The deal took effect …


  • Northwest Rent To Own Relocates

    Toys R Us is going up in the Valley, one reinforcing rod at a time. The new store will be at Valley Plaza near the new Wal-Mart.


  • Ancestors Plus Moves To New Location In Garland District

    Mary Brodersen, left, shops at Ann Hemmert’s shop for genealogy supplies. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


  • Christian Gift Center/Evangel Leases Building On Sullivan Road

    Christian Gift Center/Evangel Bookstore has moved from East Sprague to a new store near the Spokane Valley Wal-Mart. Evangel signed a 5-year lease on the 4,500-square foot building at 615 …


  • Jack Hatch Sells Firm To Ekstrom Co. Former Owner Wants To Spend More Time With Family

    Jack Hatch, longtime owner of Valley-based Jack Hatch Company commercial real estate brokerage, recently sold his firm to Ekstrom Co. “I wanted to work on a number of my own …


  • Permit To Build Bowling Alley Requested

    A hearing is scheduled today to consider Glen Cloninger’s request for a special permit to build a bowling alley in a residential-office zone. Representing Cedar Builders, Cloninger proposed the sport …


  • Developers Planning New Home Depot

    Home Depot developers hope to begin construction on their North Side home improvement center next spring. The store would replace Country Homes Building Supply and Country Homes Power Equipment on …


  • Dance/Martial Arts Firm Moves

    The Defense Arts Academy and Dance Emporium have moved to a new location on East Sprague. Classes now are held in the former Video Unlimited store at the corner of …


  • Health Club Being Built In Liberty Lake

    A $2.5 million health club is under construction in Liberty Lake. Greenstone Corporation of Spokane and Ironwood Athletic Club of Coeur d’Alene have formed a partnership to develop the Liberty …


  • Pier One Imports Opening New Northpointe Location

    Pier One Imports is opening a second Spokane store, this one at NorthPointe Plaza on the North Side. “It will look a lot different than the North River location, but …


  • Norma’s Burger Barn Closes In Bankrupcty

    Little leaguers, soccer players and others in search of a treasured milkshake or “outrageous” onion rings no longer can find them at Norma’s Burger Barn in Otis Orchards. After years …


  • East Coast Company, Rite-Aid, To Take Over Thrifty Payless Stores,

    Shoppers at the Valley’s three PayLess Drug Stores soon will notice a new logo within the store. Pennsylvania-based Rite-Aid Corporation bought out Thrifty PayLess, Inc., parent company of PayLess Drug …


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