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The Dirt: Fred Meyer in Valley ready for remodel

By Treva Lind Correspondent

A $9 million remodel is slated for the Fred Meyer store in Spokane Valley.

The city issued a building permit on June 6 for the store’s interior renovation, at 15609 E. Sprague Ave., near Sullivan Road.

Deacon Corp., of Portland, is the contractor for remodeling grocery and retail spaces, totaling about 167,835 square feet.

Along with other upgrades, the work is expected to widen shopping aisles.

Pool World is building new Coeur d’Alene site

Pool World is building a new store on Appleway Avenue in Coeur d’Alene.

The company purchased vacant land, at 745 W. Appleway Ave., for construction of a 13,500-square-foot multitenant building, and Pool World will occupy about 7,000 square feet of that. About 6,400 square feet will be leased in segments, some as small as 1,000 square feet.

The Spokane pool business opened its Coeur d’Alene outlet in 2004 at 235 W. Sunset Ave., which will remain open until the building’s completion next spring.

Pool World also has stores in Spokane Valley, north Spokane and central Spokane.

Vintage Rabbit completes move

After 23 years at the same Spokane location, Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall has moved five blocks north to 2801 N. Monroe St.

Owner Jan Richart moved the store from 2317 N. Monroe to the larger 8,500-square-foot site. Richart started Vintage Rabbit before other similar stores emerged north of downtown, and now multiple antique stores form a district north of the Monroe Street Bridge, she said.

The new store will have the same vendors for antiques and collectibles – along with some new ones – while providing more furniture.

Dance studio purchases former auto parts store

Spokane Elite Dance Studio has bought the former O’Reilly Auto Parts store, at 11601 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane Valley.

The 5,580-square-foot structure will be used as a dance and yoga studio.

Terry McAleer and Jon Jeffreys, both of NAI Black, were the brokers.

Adjacent Newman Lake lots sell separately

Two separate Newman Lake properties at Kildea Avenue and Canal Road recently sold.

Hentec Holdings LLC, of Spokane Valley, purchased a 2.35-acre lot. Knowles Properties LLC, of Walla Walla, bought an adjacent 2.16-acre parcel.

Mike King, of Black Commercial, and Tracy Poff, of Kiemle & Hagood, assisted in the first transaction. King brokered the other purchase.

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