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Fresh Sheet: Indaba plans third coffee shop

UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

An Indaba latte is seen on Monday, July 28, 2014, at  in Spokane, Wash. TYLER TJOMSLAND (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
An Indaba latte is seen on Monday, July 28, 2014, at in Spokane, Wash. TYLER TJOMSLAND (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Indaba Coffee is planning its third coffee shop.

The latest location will be in the new Nettleton building near the Olmsted Park playground and Centennial Trail in Kendall Yards.

Move-in is scheduled for September.

The plan is to partner with a family friend who’s interested in starting up a mini-donut business called Hello Sugar.

The new coffee shop will feature the regular Indaba menu. It will also include a small training lab. Plans also call for upgrading and expanding the roasting operation to 10 times its current size, said owner Bobby Enslow.

Indaba’s original location in West Central is at 1425 W. Broadway Ave. The downtown location is at 210 N. Howard St. On the web: www.indabacoffee.com.

Goodbye, Bonsai

Bonsai Bistro in Coeur d’Alene has closed.

The restaurant, part of the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Hagadone Hospitality Group, specialized in Pan-Asian cuisine and featured table seating situated around an indoor koi pond.

Menu items included pork pot stickers, Mongolian beef, fried rice, sweet-and-sour pork, pad thai and sushi, among other items.

Bonsai Bistro was at 101 E. Sherman Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

Sandpoint huckleberry business marks 25 years

Harry Menser, 86, is the only surviving member of the pair of couples that started Gem Berry Products in Sandpoint in spring 1992.

The business started with jams and syrups made from raspberries grown by one of the couples, Jack and Elizabeth O’Brien, on their cattle ranch in the Hoodoo Valley of North Idaho. It immediately expanded to huckleberries and blueberries. Today, the company focuses on huckleberry products.

Menser runs the business from his home on Lake Pend Oreille. His late wife Betty was also one of the co-founders.

Besides two sizes of both jam and syrups, the company makes barbecue sauce, lemonade concentrate, sugar-free spread, honey and a variety of gift boxes. Plus, it still carries huckleberry tea, coffee, taffy, bark, cordials and other products made under the Gemberry label by specialty manufacturers.

In 2013, the Huckleberry Lemonade Concentrate was listed in People magazine’s holiday gift guide.

On the web: www.GemBerry.com.

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