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Duluth Trading Co. plans first store in Washington

Wisconsin-based Duluth Trading Co. is expanding its physical presence to Spokane Valley with a 15,000-square-foot retail store.

The building, which will be at 16314 E. Indiana Ave., will be the company’s first location in Washington.

The store and 98 parking spaces will be built on more than 2 acres of vacant land adjacent to Hampton Inn & Suites, according to permits filed with the city.

The parcel is owned by R.A. Hanson Co. Inc., which was founded by the late Raymond A. Hanson, a successful inventor and industrialist who was instrumental in Spokane Valley’s incorporation and also helped develop the Spokane Valley Mall.

Duluth Trading Co. was launched in 1989 by two brothers in Duluth, Minnesota, who initially sold products for tool storage, organization and transport. The company, now headquartered in Belleville, Wisconsin, expanded its line to include clothing and accessories.

The project manager is Minnesota-based Oppidan Investment Co., who has developed more than 450 projects in 35 states and Canada.

Groundbreaking for the store is expected by fall, according to documents filed with the city.

Duluth Trading Co. has 32 stores across the U.S. and recently opened a store in Portland.

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