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The Dirt: Method Juice, Union Studios expanding

The Union Studios, a yoga and spin fitness center in downtown Spokane, will open a second studio on the North Side along with another outlet of Method Juice Cafe.

The business has leased about 5,000 square feet at 7704 N. Division St., with plans to open later this fall.

The Union and Method Juice are owned by Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, who opened their first fitness studio in January 2014 at 121 W. Pacific Ave., inside part of the renovated former Johnston Printing warehouse. They launched the first location of Method Juice, at 718 W. Riverside Ave., about three years ago.

For the north outlet, Murto said two separate areas will be remodeled: about two-thirds for The Union classes and the remaining space for Method Juice. That café will include an expanded kitchen area.

“We plan to expand our cold-press juice bottling operation that we’ve done on a small scale downtown,” Murto said.

Lafferty and Murto also own Seven2, a Spokane digital advertising agency.

Vic Overholser of SDS Realty Inc. and Chris Bell of Black Commercial Inc. were the brokers handling the recent lease transaction.

Rat Rod Architecture buys office building

Rat Rod Architecture LLC has purchased a 14,000-square-foot building at 104 W. Third Ave., the former CSL Plasma site.

Dan Spalding, a Rat Rod Architecture principal, said details aren’t worked out yet, but the building likely will be renovated in collaboration with others for office use.

Ryan Towner and Dallas Lightner, both of Black Commercial Inc., and Marc Nilson of Keller Williams were the listing agents.

Stolen Images leases Second Avenue site

Stolen Images Photography has leased about 435 square feet at 811 W. Second Ave. for photography by Blake Crossley.

The photography studio is part of office lofts inside Gina’s Design Center.

Tim Kestell and Marc Mowrer, both of Kiemle & Hagood, were involved in the transaction.

Empire State has two new tenants

Two tenants have moved into the Empire State Building at 905 W. Riverside Ave.

Community Frameworks, an affordable housing organization, is leasing 2,700 square feet on the main floor of the building, at the corner of Lincoln Street and Riverside.

Millianna Jewelry also has moved into a suite with about 715 square feet. The business offers a line of fashion jewelry and makes high-end pieces in conjunction with a New York location.

Treva Lind

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