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Apparel company The Great PNW to move to larger quarters

The Great PNW, a local apparel company, has been issued building permits for a new warehouse and office building in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, according to city permit records.

When the company moves from its North Monroe Street location to the new building at 519 N. Sycamore St., it will be the third move for the fast-growing company. It will also quadruple its space, a sign of its continued success selling Northwest-themed hats, T-shirts and other items.

The company purchased two properties in December 2017 for $160,000. Construction of the 5,800-square-foot, two-story warehouse and office building is valued at nearly $350,000, according to city documents.

Joel Barbour, the company’s founder and owner, started the business in 2013 out of his backyard. In 2016, the company moved to its current location on North Monroe, a warehouse near Grace Avenue with about 2,000 square feet of space. But the rapid growth of its online sales at, led the company to need more space.

Goods from the company are also sold at 40 retailers in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana, and can be found locally at Atticus Coffee & Gifts and Kingsley & Scout.

The contractor for the warehouse is Van Doren Construction, of Spokane. It was designed by Paul Harrington, of Spokane Valley’s South Henry Studios.

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