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The Dirt: WSECU considers former Aces Casino site for new branch

A new Washington State Employees Credit Union branch could be coming to the former Aces Casino site at Division Street and Francis Avenue in north Spokane.

WSECU is planning to build a 4,000-square-foot branch with two drive-thru lanes and a drive-up ATM at 6301 N. Division St., according to a preliminary application filed with the city.

A second phase of the development calls for construction of one to two retail buildings spanning a total of 14,000 square feet on the 1.8-acre site, according to site plans filed with the city.

Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects is the project architect. The project valuation is $1.8 million, according to the application.

Property owner Bluebird Investments LLC in 2018 explored an option to build a Circle K gas station on the site, but plans didn’t proceed past a predevelopment conference with the city.

Aces Casino had occupied a barnlike building on the site since 2005. The building, which was demolished last year after Aces Casino relocated to Spokane Valley, was previously home to John Michaels Restaurant & Bar, Solicitors Corner and Country Cousin Barbeque & Sweetwater Saloon.

WSECU, established in 1957, has 21 branches and 270,000 members with more than $3 billion in assets. It has two branches in the Spokane area and a location in Medical Lake.

B&E Electric warehouse coming to Liberty Lake

Spokane-based electrical contractor B&E Electric Inc. is building a warehouse with storage and office space in Liberty Lake.

B&E Electric filed a building permit application with the city of Liberty Lake last week to construct a 12,000-square-foot warehouse with 5,250 square feet of lower-level office space and 2,590 square feet of upper-level mezzanine office space at 2211 N. Madson Road.

The company purchased the 1.5-acre site for $337,242 in April, according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.

B&E Electric, founded in 1984, has an existing office at 9012 E. Grace Ave. in Spokane.

Commercial park proposed

Mamer Properties LLC, whose principal is Thomas Clemson, is planning to build a cluster of commercial buildings on a vacant lot at 1620 N. Mamer Road in Spokane Valley.

Clemson Commercial Park will consist of three commercial structures: a 23,443-square-foot building with space for several tenants, and two, separate, 8,860-square-foot buildings, according to site plans filed with the city.

The new commercial structures will be similar to adjacent, existing buildings on the site, according to the application filed with the city.

Seattle-based Hoist Architecture LLC is the project architect.

Triad Machinery coming to Valley

Portland-based Triad Machinery Inc. is planning to build a new warehouse in Spokane Valley, according to a preliminary application filed with the city.

Triad Machinery is building a 25,000-square-foot shop with a parts warehouse, office and sales space on more than 5 acres of vacant land at 19201 E. Garland Ave., site plans indicate.

It’s unclear if the new warehouse on Garland Avenue will replace Triad Machinery’s existing location at 910 N. Thierman Road in Spokane Valley.

Triad Machinery was not immediately available for comment.

Centennial Properties, a subsidiary of Cowles Co., which publishes The Spokesman-Review, is the property owner.

Triad Machinery, founded in 1992, is a forestry, crane and construction equipment dealer. The company, which has six branches in the Pacific Northwest, also offers equipment repairs and maintenance.

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