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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

The Dirt: Work starts on CdA Boys & Girls Club

Treva Lind Correspondent

A $3.2 million project has started to build a Boys & Girls Club on the east side of Coeur d’Alene.

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County is building the facility that’s just shy of 20,000 square feet, to be called the Lola & Duane Hagadone Center, on the 900 block of North 15th Street.

The Hagadones donated $2 million toward the center for youth after-school programs on the south side of Lakes Magnet Middle School, and the community raised an additional $1 million. Young Construction Group of Idaho is the contractor.

The club is expected to attract 400 kids a day. It will be completed in mid-August. The nonprofit is leasing the land for $1 a year from the Coeur d’Alene School District.

Yoke’s opens in Liberty Lake

Yoke’s Fresh Market has opened its 13th regional store, in Liberty Lake. A grand opening was held Wednesday at 1233 N. Liberty Lake Road.

The store, with about 100 employees and 53,000 square feet, includes large produce and deli sections, cheese and wine displays, meat and seafood counters, a scratch bakery and pharmacy.

Yoke’s expected to spend more than $1 million to upgrade the former Haggen store, which had earlier been a Safeway store for many years. Effective Dec. 8, Yoke’s acquired the store lease and related assets from an affiliate of Haggen Holdings LLC.

Man Shop opens on Division

A barbershop outlet of The Man Shop has opened in the new Peppertree Plaza, at the northwest corner of Division Street and Third Avenue.

The flagship downtown Spokane shop includes a basketball free-throw area, pool table, video games, and lobby seating with a big-screen TV. The Man Shop has four other Spokane-area outlets, and Pullman and Missoula stores.

Community 1st Bank buys CdA building

Post Falls-based Community 1st Bank has purchased the KXLY building in downtown Coeur d’Alene for a third location.

The 6,000-square-foot property, at 504 Sherman Ave., will have an ATM and then a loan production office this summer to be followed by a full branch next year, said David Bobbitt, chairman and CEO.

KXLY plans to lease a back section of the building for six months and then vacate, Bobbitt said. The bank site also will have drive-thru services in 2017. Community 1st has another Coeur d’Alene branch at 435 W. Hanley Ave., in addition to its Post Falls location.

Hockey shop opening on Francis

Hockey Source Spokane is opening a nearly 3,000-square-foot store in the Tombari Center at 98 E. Francis Ave.

Hockey Source, with a Tri-Cities store, is expanding to Spokane, said co-owner Dustin Boddy. A grand opening is planned for late March. Along with selling skates, helmets and hockey merchandise, it will have a full ice hockey pro shop, equipment repair and services.

Kaitlin Caudle and Bryan Walker, both of NAI Black, handled the lease transaction.