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The Dirt: North Idaho College to build $6.5 million fitness center

By Treva Lind Correspondent

North Idaho College plans to start building a $6.5 million fitness center in June.

The 30,000-square-foot center, to be located at College Drive and West River Avenue, will sit next to the 1885 Fort Sherman powder house. The project went out to bid in mid-May to select a contractor by early next month.

Plans for the structure call for a gymnasium, walking track, rock-climbing wall and space for wellness programs. The cost will be financed through revenue bonds to be paid from student fees and rec center revenues.

ALSC Architects, of Spokane, is the designer.

Fly shop moves to Garland

Swede’s Fly Shop will move to the Garland District with a scheduled opening in early June.

Owner Allen “Swede” Peterson is moving the store from 1611 N. Ash St. to 1,400-square-foot quarters at 825 W. Garland Ave.

The shop carries fly-fishing gear and materials, vests, waders, float tubes and pontoon boats. It offers guided tours and community programs.

Mike Livingston, of Kiemle & Hagood, assisted with the transaction.

Commercial land sold in Valley

Bo Chalich and Scott Conant have purchased about half an acre on the southwest corner of Flora Road and Sprague Avenue.

The property, at 17018 E. Sprague Ave., sold for $135,000 as a raw land deal with demolition of structures by the buyers. The site of a former motel sits next to a Ziggy’s Building Materials store.

Mike King, of Black Commercial, as well as Greg Kelsey and Kirk Holding, both of Realty Northwest, were the agents.

New Habitat store opens June 1

The Habitat for Humanity Store will hold a grand opening at 10:30 a.m. June 1 at 1805 E. Trent Ave.

The store is relocating to the former Pacific Wholesale Florist Building, just west of Napa Street on Trent Avenue, from a Spokane Valley site.

The new location, closer to downtown Spokane, features larger space and easier access for donating and picking up big purchases.

Dentist leases space on Cowley

Spokane dentist Connie Copetas has leased 4,300 square feet in the Cowley Professional Building, located at 520 S. Cowley St., to move her dental office. The practice is expected to relocate in September from a space nearby in the Fifth & Browne Medical Center.

Terry McAleer, of NAI Black, and Nick Brumback, of Brumback Commercial Real Estate, handled the transaction.

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