Construction should start soon on a new Walgreens store in the southeast corner of Highway 95 and Honeysuckle Avenue. The 14,490-square-foot store should open in the fall with 25 to 30 employees.
Walgreens began in 1901 near Chicago and became famous for its soda fountains as the company grew. Its Web site www.walgreens.com even carries its milkshake recipe in its interesting history. With a forecast of adding about 425 stores a year, the company plans to have 7,000 stores by 2010. Its headquarters is in Deerfield, Ill.
The $1.2 million store in Hayden will be the third in Kootenai County with others in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls.
In Control Hobbies moves to Post Falls
Nearly anything a person would want in remote-control “toys” is available at In Control Hobbies in its new location at 2700 E. Seltice Way (across from Badger Building Supply).
The inventory includes remote-control cars, airplanes, helicopters, boats and rockets and plastic models and slot cars. The company, which moved to the 1,400-square-foot space from Dalton Avenue, also services its products.
Owners Paul and Brindy Dworshak and Kim Buchheit have more than 20 years’ experience in the business. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone 457-8166.
National GarageTown offices in Coeur d’Alene
Now with 18 locations in six states, GarageTown USA has located its corporate offices on the first floor of the Spokesman-Review Building at 608 Northwest Blvd.
The four-year-old company has three storage condo locations in Kootenai County and others in Arizona, Texas, Washington, Alaska and Colorado. Company owners are area builders Cliff Mort, Cyndie Johnson and Joe Enos and attorney Chuck Lempesis. GarageTown has about 10 employees locally. Phone 777-3000.
Meanwhile, this week the law firm of Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole moved this week from the fourth to the third floor of the S-R building. The six attorneys and six staff members expanded from 2,300 to 3,500 remodeled square feet. The firm has been in Coeur d’Alene more than 100 years. Phone 667-4000.
The space the firm left on the fourth floor is now available. Phone Rich McKernan at Century 21 real estate.
Youth Ranch Thrift Shop to move
With plans for its current building to become spaces for workforce housing, the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store is moving from 811 to 845 Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene.
The store opened in the late ’80s in the old Sears catalog store and will be in larger spaces in the former Rodell Motors (then Ponderosa Motors) building on Feb. 1. With five employees, hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The store has about everything except large appliances.
This week’s tidbit
One lonesome tidbit: Watch for the list sent in by readers on their votes for the restaurants with the most obnoxious music. And we’ll check for the reasons with the managers/owners.
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