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Ladder Coffee to share space with Canopy Credit Union in Spokane Valley

Ladder Coffee is opening next month in a shared space with Canopy Credit Union in Spokane Valley. It marks the second location for the specialty coffee shop. (Image courtesy HDG Architecture)

Ladder Coffee & Toast is opening a new shop in a shared space with Canopy Credit Union, marking its first location in Spokane Valley.

The credit union, which opened in the 3,500-square-foot building at 13105 E. Sprague Ave. in September, was looking for a local business to share its space after plans fell through to partner with Revel 77 Coffee.

Charlotte Nemec, Canopy Credit Union president and CEO, reached out to Aaron Rivkin, owner of Ladder Coffee, because of their shared values to serve the community.

“This collaborative partnership will create a one-of-a-kind space where you can grab a delicious cup of coffee and take care of your finances all in one outing,” Nemec said in a statement. “We look forward to this exciting new chapter for Canopy, Ladder and the Spokane Valley community.”

Ladder’s Spokane Valley coffee shop is expected to open in December with five to eight employees.

Ladder began as a Saturday morning coffee gathering in Rivkin’s yard in 2017 before expanding to a drive-thru location in north Spokane.

The business under Rivkin and his wife, Katie, outgrew the space and they relocated the coffee shop last year to a renovated apartment building in Brown’s Addition – now known as the Ladder Building at 1516 W. Riverside Ave.

Ladder specializes in single-origin coffees from Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica and Ethiopia.

“Ladder doesn’t just serve coffee – we serve community,” Rivkin said in a statement. “When people walk in our doors, they’ll feel comfortable and welcome. They’ll know their order will be crafted with care and quality … We can’t wait to share this unique coffee experience with Spokane Valley.”

Canopy Credit Union, which opened in 1956 as Spokane Federal Credit Union, has more than 11,000 members and holds more than $160 million in assets. The union rebranded to Canopy Credit Union in July.