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Chinese buffet, takeout spot will open in Post Falls

 (The Spokesman-Review)
Nils Rosdahl The Spokesman-Review

A Chinese buffet restaurant, tentatively named Buffet Castle, should open in March in the Plaza at Post Falls complex at 740 N. Cecil Road. Neighbors of the 5,100-square-foot space near Wal-Mart include Payless Shoes and Toro Viejo Restaurant.

Owner Howard Li, of New Jersey, was driving through North Idaho, liked what he saw and called North River Development in Coeur d’Alene to ask about a space.

His representative, Jacob Lee, said the restaurant will have eight to 10 employees for its lunch, dinner and takeout items. The restaurant will be decorated in a traditional Chinese theme.

Palouse surgeons move north

General surgeons Kevin M. Johnson and John T. Lundeby have moved their practice from the Moscow-Pullman area to the third floor of the Spokesman-Review Building on Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene.

Their businesses, Lake City Surgeons and Reflections Med Spa, will open in early February when renovations are complete. They will do minor procedures in what they describe as a spa-like atmosphere.

The businesses’ specialties include general thoracic (chest) and vascular (blood vessel) surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries.

The Reflections portion of the business is for medical aesthetic procedures such as varicose veins, skin rejuvenation, hair removal and scar revisions. Both doctors are medical school graduates of the University of Washington.

A native of Colfax, Johnson graduated from Pacific Lutheran University. Lundeby, from Nez Perce, Idaho, graduated from the University of Idaho.

Their hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Phone 664-4940.

Third Subway coming to Post Falls

Post Falls’ third Subway eatery is under construction next to Starbucks at the southwest corner of Highway 41 at Mullan Road in Post Falls.

The 1,800-square-foot facility should open in mid-February with 10 to 12 employees. It will have seating for 45 customers.

Owner Darin Winkler, of Spokane, has the three Subways in North Idaho and four in Spokane.

He graduated from Washington State University in marketing in 1991 and joined Subway eight years ago.

Hours at the new place will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Starting in 1965 at its headquarters in Milford, Conn., Subway is America’s largest fast-food chain. McDonalds remains No. 1 in the world with more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Subway has 22,615 in 79 countries.

Beverly’s to raise its scale

Slated to reopen Feb. 10, Beverly’s Restaurant in the Coeur d’Alene Resort is in the middle of a $1.3 million remodel that involves everything, according to spokesman Rick Powers.

“It will have an entirely new look,” he said.

Changes include floor-to-ceiling wine racks with a million-dollar inventory, granite floors, a display kitchen, a new entertainment area, and booths and tables to seat 225 customers.

The 80 employees will have new uniforms and the ingredients for food will be from the top suppliers in the nation.

Although the atmosphere will be more upscale, with bone china, crystal and tablecloths, the clientele can still be casual, Powers said.

“We don’t want to intimidate the community,” he said.

Lunches will be $7-$15, and dinners will start at about $20.