Stories tagged: fred meyer
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Retailers sell out of safety glasses in advance of Monday’s eclipse
If you’re a last-minute shopper still wanting to buy a pair of solar eclipse glasses, you may be out of luck. Local retailers say a run on safety glasses has …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Spokane police officers sprayed with bear mace while pursuing robbery suspect in East Central neighborhood
A man sprayed himself and three police officers with bear mace during a chase in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Lawsuit will determine if Spokane developer can build road through Freddy Park
A Spokane developer is determined to build a 220-unit apartment complex in the Wandermere neighborhood, but first he’ll need to see the end of a lawsuit over a proposed access …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
The Dirt: R’nR RV will move into shuttered Fred Meyer on East Francis
The former Fred Meyer store on East Francis Avenue has sold for $3.9 million to open as a future R’nR RV superstore.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
Riverfront Park Farmers Market set to open June 4
A new farmers market in downtown Spokane is looking for vendors. The Riverfront Park Farmers Market is slated to open June 4.
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Christmas Bureau still needs help to pay for holiday cheer
As the Christmas Bureau serves its last family today and packs away any leftover toys and books for next year, it will be bittersweet. Something good has happened here. Once …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Salvation Army red kettle theft arrest made
A man suspected of a brazen theft of a Salvation Army red kettle from a bell ringer in Post Falls was arrested Wednesday in Spokane. Meanwhile, Spokane police said they …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
Freddy Park in legal limbo over construction of a road
A forested park in the Wandermere neighborhood gifted to the county by retail company Fred Meyer will stay undeveloped for now. Earlier this week appellate judges kept in place an …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014, 10:52 a.m.
Spokane Police asking for help identifying robbers
A man and a woman captured on surveillance video threatened to shoot and stab witnesses when confronted after a suspected shoplifting at a Spokane Fred Meyer store on Saturday, police …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Two arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies
Police have arrested two people they believe are connected to five of the eight pharmacy robberies reported in Spokane County since Jan. 1, including the most recent robbery at the …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013, 11:40 a.m.
Four brothers arrested in connection with theft ring
Four brothers have been arrested and face stolen property charges following a three-month long investigation into thefts from stores in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Airway Heights.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Front Porch: Mourning the loss of a neighbor
It’s like a death, really. The news that the north Spokane Fred Meyer store was closing stunned me. For more than 20 years I’ve weekly walked the store’s aisles. I’m …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Fred Meyer workers hold soon-to-close celebration
Whatever business replaces the soon-vacating Fred Meyer in north Spokane will have large shoes to fill. The retail and grocery store at 525 E. Francis will close Feb. 2 after …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2013
Fred Meyer closing Feb. 2
After nearly four decades in business, the north Spokane Fred Meyer store on East Francis Avenue closes its doors on Feb. 2. That’s two days later than the original Jan. …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Bureau helps promote reading
Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Fred Meyer to close East Francis Avenue store
Fred Meyer will close its store on East Francis Avenue early next year after failing to renegotiate its lease. Fred Meyer, a division of The Kroger Co., told its 167 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 10:42 a.m.
Fred Meyer to close north Spokane store
Fred Meyer will close its store on Francis Avenue in Spokane early next year after failing to renegotiate its lease. The Portland-based store told its 167 employees Wednesday morning of …
Fri., June 29, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Man arrested for child luring in north Spokane
Police say a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into a motor home in the parking lot of a north Spokane store on Thursday.
Thu., May 31, 2012
Some costs may rise when private retailers sell booze
If Washington voters thought that letting private retailers take over liquor sales would make life simpler, they might have been wrong. Come Friday, prices for thousands of different libations will …
Mon., May 7, 2012
Bloomies give to local charity, high-five kids, raise awareness
The tradition of Bloomies tossing excess clothes into trees near the start of the race pays off for Arc of Spokane, a group dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities. …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2009
Palin devotees thrilled by visit
Krista Woodruff arrived at the Coeur d’Alene Fred Meyer store on Wednesday night to wait for a chance to have Sarah Palin autograph her copy of Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009, 6:50 p.m.
Palin fans weather cold, lines for chance at autograph
Krista Woodruff arrived at the Coeur d’Alene Fred Meyer store on Wednesday night to wait for a chance to have Sarah Palin autograph a copy of her memoir, “Going Rogue: …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2009
Community center expansion expected to house more services
Northeast Community Center officials will break ground Monday on a $3.7 million project that will nearly double the size of its building at 4001 N. Cook in Spokane. Director Jean …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2009
Union easing anti-Fred Meyer ads
The United Food & Commercial Workers will stop advising consumers to shop at competing stores while a Fred Meyer complaint against other negative union publicity proceeds through arbitration. Meanwhile, negotiations …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009, 4:45 p.m.
Union to stop telling shoppers to avoid Fred Meyer
The United Food & Commercial Workers will stop advising consumers to shop at competing stores while a Fred Meyer complaint against other negative union publicity proceeds through arbitration.
Tue., Aug. 26, 2008
Program pairs kids with kicks
For a 10-year-old, the end of summer vacation is bad enough without the embarrassment of having to go back to school in a raggedy old pair of shoes. But for …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2007
Repo man gets SUV, two children
Two children were temporarily repossessed along with their father’s SUV Thursday morning, after he left them in the vehicle while he ran into a store for doughnuts. The man repossessing …