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The Dirt: Old Navy seeks building permit for new store at Franklin Park Shopping Center

Old Navy is planning to open a new store in Franklin Park Shopping Center, which would be the retailer’s second location in the Spokane area.

San Francisco-based Gap Inc., the parent company of Old Navy, filed an application to renovate an existing 18,500-square-foot space into an Old Navy store.

Renovations will include architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, according to the application filed with the city.

Des Plaines, Illinois-based Chipman Design Architecture is the project architect. The project contractor will be determined upon issuance of the building permit, according to the application.

The project valuation is $650,000, according to the application.

Old Navy opened its first store in Colma, California, in 1994 and reached more than $1 billion in sales by 1997. The clothing and accessories retailer has more than 1,100 stores in the U.S., a location at Spokane Valley Mall among them.

Gap Inc. declined to comment on a potential opening date for the Old Navy store at Franklin Park Shopping Center.

Mexican restaurant plans second location

Airway Heights-based El Comalon Mexican Restaurant is opening a second location on the West Plains, the restaurant confirmed in a phone call Thursday.

A building permit was approved by Spokane County last week for renovations to a space in a 6,000-square-foot retail building at 10507 W. Aero Road to make way for El Comalon’s new restaurant.

Fairways Commercial Investments LLC is the owner of the retail building, which has space for up to four tenants. The building is near the West Plains Transit Center.

Spokane-based Yost Gallagher is the project contractor. The project valuation is $55,000, according to the application.

El Comalon’s flagship restaurant is at 10414 W U.S. Highway 2, Suite 6 in Airway Heights.

Comcast renovation complete

Comcast has reopened its store on North Division Street following three months of renovations to provide more space for the company to showcase Xfinity products and services.

Comcast added more than 1,500 square feet to 3,700 square feet of existing space at 4423 N. Division St., according to a news release.

The Xfinity store, which reopened Thursday, has dedicated space for Comcast business customers to discuss technology needs with an expert.

The store implemented plexiglass dividers, enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing measures.

It is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Comcast operates 25 retail stores in the state.

The company opened a retail store in Spokane Valley in July.

Revamp planned for building tenant

The owner of the Bank of America building in downtown Spokane recently filed an application to renovate a fifth-floor space for a prospective tenant.

Redstone-Spokane I LLC is seeking a building permit to renovate the 12,700-square-foot space at 601 W. Riverside Ave.

Renovations will include demolition of the existing interior and construction of new walls, doors, ceilings and interior finishes, according to the application.

The project contractor is Spokane-based Yost Gallagher Construction. The project architect is JPC Architects, of Bellevue, Wash.

Canada-based Redstone Group purchased the Bank of America building for more than $47 million in 2018.

Redstone Group did not respond to a request for comment seeking information about the prospective tenant.

The project valuation is $900,000, according to the application.

Inland Group renovating office

Spokane-based Inland Group is renovating its office north of downtown Spokane, according to a building permit application filed with the city.

Inland Group plans to renovate the first and second floors of its office, spanning more than 8,900 square feet at 120 W. Cataldo Ave., according to the application.

Renovations include reconfiguring the main entry and reception areas on the first floor and updating restrooms, a kitchenette, ceiling and flooring on the second floor.

The project architect is St. John, Washington-based Hoist LLC. The project valuation is $800,000, according to the application.

Spokane-based Inland Group, founded in 1973 by Tom Clemson, specializes in development and construction of high-density residential and commercial projects.

Inland Group’s portfolio includes more than 10,000 apartments across the West. Some of the company’s local multifamily projects include Pine Valley Ranch in Spokane Valley, Copper Landing in Airway Heights and Affinity at South Hill.

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