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Bargain hunters have new place to seek treasure

Items and foods that have been discontinued, outdated or packaged in irregular containers are the inventory of Bargain Foods & Treasures. The discount store opened last week at 811 N. Fourth St.

The 4,100-square-foot building had been the home of the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store, which moved up the street half a block.

Bargain Foods primarily sells packaged and canned foods, drug store counter items and a few miscellaneous “treasures.” Owners are Bob and Leslie Edwards, of Post Falls. Originally from New Jersey and Utah, respectively, they came to North Idaho from Seattle.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone 664-1166.

Vivo opens on Sherman

“Trendy and affordable” women’s clothing and accessories are sold at Vivo. The store opened last week at 311 Sherman Ave. Items include clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses, belts and gift items.

Owners Shawnda and Dale Rainey own the 1,700-square-foot store, and he has Rainey Real Estate on the lower level. They came to North Idaho for the quality of life, clean air and their family from Fresno, Calif., where they had a retail home furnishings store for nine years.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Phone 765-6498.

ServiceMaster moves

ServiceMaster of North Idaho is moving from Coeur d’Alene to a larger building in Post Falls. The move is from a 6,000-square-foot building at 4921 Duncan Drive (across from Charter Academy) to a 12,000-square-foot facility at 1007 N. Boulder Court (off Seltice Way north of Flying J truck stop).

ServiceMaster’s 20 employees primarily perform disaster restoration and clean carpets. This includes residential and commercial fire, flood and mold damage, and biohazard cleanup.

The company has more than 4,500 locations throughout the world. It started in 1947 with headquarters in Memphis and here in 1964. North Idaho owners are Mike MacRae and Kelly Norton. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and on call. Phone 667-6633.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Charter Academy will separate its middle school and high school students in the late-August move to the former ServiceMaster building across the street off Kathleen Avenue. With 557 students and 35 employees, Charter will add four classrooms, a multipurpose space and offices.

Here’s this week’s tidbits:

•Artwalk on the month’s second Friday evenings packs downtown Coeur d’Alene. You can’t walk half a block without bumping into 10 people you know, especially if you’ve lived here 30 years. “It’s community building and awareness,” said Steve Gibbs, owner of the Art Spirit Gallery.

•Vertical Earth has opened at 2175 N. Main St. in Riverstone. The store sells anything for bikes, running and biking clothes, wetsuits and nutritional foods. The store had been downtown for eight years. Phone 667-5503.

•JSM Pawn has moved from 3535 Government Way to the former Subway building owner John Marshall purchased at 2102 N. Fourth St. Subway moved to the Fourth Street and Best Avenue minimall.

•The ribbon-cutting and open house for Fresh Start daycenter for the homeless will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 1524 E. Sherman Ave.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at 769-3228 or nhrosdahl@nic.edu.
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