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Here’s the Dirt: Wine & More plans store in Valley

Wine & More plans store in Valley

National big-box alcohol retailer Total Wine & More will open its first Spokane Valley store on Nov. 21.

The new building, at 13802 E. Indiana Ave., is 25,000 square feet. The company’s first Spokane location, at 9980 N. Newport Highway, is roughly the same size. It opened in December 2012.

The company operates more than 90 retail stores nationwide.

Total Wine co-owner David Trone said the Valley store plans to attract customers who currently drive to Idaho to buy spirits or wine at prices below those found in most Washington stores. Total Wine’s selections include about 1,500 Washington state wines and 550 Pacific Northwest beers, said company Vice President Edward Cooper.

Greenhouse supplier expands

Spokane Organic and Hydroponic Supply is adding a warehouse and retail operation at 15916 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley.

Owner Paul Mihara said he paid $375,000 for the 6,600-square- foot building, last used by Northwest Sign Supplies.

The seller was ABC Properties LLC.

Mihara operates two retail stores, at 8701 N. Division St. and at 4823 E. Sprague. Both provide greenhouse kits, garden supplies and garden accessories.

“Most of our customers are residential growers looking for well-made greenhouse supplies,” he said.

The new Valley site will help consolidate supplies and provide a small retail center for customers, Mihara said.

Mark Lucas and Tracy Lucas, both of Kiemle & Hagood Co., brokered the deal.

Rental business opens Valley store

Hertz Equipment Rental has opened a new Spokane Valley branch office, at 328 N. Fancher Road.

The business offers equipment and tools for rent or for sale, including forklifts, aerial, compaction and paving equipment.

Hertz is taking over a 25,000-square-foot warehouse last used by Sunrise Mattress Co.

The office will be closed on weekends.

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