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The Dirt: Big Valley apartment complex rises

By Treva Lind, (509) 459-5439

Construction has started on a 396-unit apartment complex in Spokane Valley, west of Flora Road on Indiana Parkway.

Bella Tess Apartments, an estimated $37 million project, will be located at 17016 E. Indiana Parkway, north of the Providence Medical Park. The applicant and contractor is Bella Tess LLC, of Spokane Valley, which is also building a 4,300-square-foot clubhouse and parking garages.

Early phases of the development are underway, including some rough framing and work on underground utilities.

Couple of Chefs to open restaurant downtown

Couple of Chefs Catering & Food Truck will open a sit-down restaurant in downtown Spokane called Bruncheonette.

Owners Allen Skelton and Joile Forral plan a September opening for the eatery at 1011 W. Broadway Ave., formerly occupied by an Irish pub called Knockaderry. Forral said the owners will remodel the site for about 60 seats and offer an expanded breakfast and lunch menu. The site also will offer Couple of Chefs space to work on its catering and food truck services.

The company received support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and a loan from regional nonprofit lender, Craft3. In 2011, Skelton and Forral started Couple of Chefs as a catering business and expanded with a food truck in 2012.

Wolffy’s Hamburgers plans second location

Wolffy’s Hamburgers, a restaurant near Gonzaga University, plans to open a second eatery in Airway Heights.

Manager Cheyenne Davis said the business is set to remodel a former Taco Time, at 12807 W. 14th Ave., in front of the Yoke’s Fresh Market store on U.S. Highway 2. Plans call for opening another Wolffy’s in a 2,200-square-foot space during September.

The restaurant’s main location is at 1229 N. Hamilton St.

Therapy clinic leases space on North Division

Hand Therapy Advantage has leased 2,000 square feet of space for a Spokane clinic inside the Washington Federal Building, at 5322 N. Division St.

Jim Quigley and Erik Nelson, of Kiemle & Hagood, represented Washington Federal. Chris Lowry, of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South, assisted Hand Therapy Advantage.

Auto restoration business to open

Louis Oliveri has leased space to operate an auto restoration and detailing business in Spokane. The business will occupy more than 3,500 square feet of space at 3605 E. Rowan.

Jim Orcutt and James Black, both of Black Commercial, assisted with the transaction.

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