A nearly $1 million mixed-use building will replace a 49-year-old fast-food restaurant building on Third Avenue that was demolished earlier this year, according to city permit data.
The new 6,770-square-foot building at 603 W. Third Ave. will have a Domino’s Pizza, corporate offices and a 1,700-square-foot space that has yet to be leased. Its construction is valued at $940,000.
Shane Anderson, who has owned numerous local Domino’s restaurants since 1997, said he decided to construct a new building after he had to move from his location on Third and Post Street when his landlord sold the building to Avista Corp. in October 2018 for $1.4 million.
“Instead of leasing, we’re putting up a really pretty building,” he said, adding that he plans to lease the remaining space to a restaurant.
Anderson said he considered moving out of the city core, but longtime customers and students at Lewis and Clark High School urged him to stay in a central location.
“I feel like we’re part of the fabric right by downtown,” he said. “The community’s been great. We’ve been there 18 years. We have kids that come back” long after graduation.
The two-story building is anticipated to be completed in March, and Anderson plans for a Memorial Day grand opening.
The building that was demolished formerly housed Senor Froggy, Gerardo’s Authentic Mexican Food, Chapala Mexican Restaurant and, briefly, a restaurant called Cinco de Mayo. The 3,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1970 and was purchased in January for $750,000 by 3rd Ave Properties LLC, which is owned by Anderson.
The project’s contractor is Yost Gallagher Construction, of Spokane. Shane Mercier, of Spokane Valley-based Mercier Architecture & Planning, is the architect.
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