New clothing retailerThe Spokane Valley Mall will add national fashion retailer Forever 21 within a few months. The Los Angeles-based retailer – catering to teens and young adults – will occupy 13,000 square feet on second level. It will be Forever 21’s first Spokane-area store. It has stores in the Seattle area. The store will take four mall spots, including the store vacated by Anchor Blue. That clothing retailer left the mall at the end of January. Anchor Blue still operates a store at NorthTown.
New pizza, microbrew jointAdelo’s, a take-and-bake pizza restaurant, opened Jan. 21 at 9021 N. Indian Trail Road, in the Albertsons shopping center, in northwest Spokane. Adelo’s is Matt and Kim Howes’ first venture in the restaurant business. “We wanted to be a little different by offering a large selection of individual microbrew s along with sodas – something for everyone in the family,” they said in a news release. Nicole Hiatt was hired as general manager.
New tenants in business parkFour tenants have joined the Spokane Business and Industrial Park, 3808 N. Sullivan Road. •Otis Spunkmeyer Inc. has leased about 4,000 square feet in Building 25. The business provides warehousing and distribution of food products. •Gale Contractor Services, which sells and distributes insulation, building and home improvement products, has leased about 20,000 square feet in Building 15. •Steel fabricator and manufacturer Hydrafab Northwest Inc. has leased about 16,000 square feet in Building 15. •Noodle Head Inc. has leased about 7,200 square feet in Building 2. The business provides office administration and warehousing of toys. Here’s the Dirt is a weekly report on new developments and businesses openings, closings or movement in the Inland Northwest. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 459-5528.
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