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The Dirt: Hello Sugar planning third location in Liberty Lake

Hello Sugar is expanding to Liberty Lake with a third location in the River District community.

Renovations are nearing completion for the craft doughnut shop’s new location at 1950 N. Harvest Parkway., adjacent to Sweet Annie’s Artisan Creamery.

Hello Sugar owners Amy and Ramsey Pruchnic looked at sites for a third shop in Coeur d’Alene, Seattle and north Spokane before choosing Liberty Lake.

“Greenstone approached us and asked if we were interested in the space,” Amy Pruchnic said. “We looked at it and said, ‘Absolutely, yes.’ We’re excited to work with Greenstone again, and we love how they treat small businesses. They make things really easy for the business owner.”

Greenstone Corp. is the developer of Kendall Yards, where Hello Sugar opened its first shop in 2018.

The menu for Hello Sugar’s Liberty Lake shop will be similar to its Kendall Yards and south Spokane Valley locations, featuring craft mini doughnuts and coffee. The Pruchnics also hope to add beer and wine to the menu.

In March, Greenstone Homes broke ground on the commercial building, which is part of a master plan to develop Liberty Lake’s River District community.

The River District development includes a mix of single-family homes, apartments and a senior-living community, with plans for a future commercial center.

Colbert-based Kilgore Construction was the project contractor. Liberty Lake-based Greenstone Corp. was the project architect.

The Pruchnics hope to open the shop by October.

“We are really excited to be in Liberty Lake. We are hoping to be a closer stop for our Idaho friends, and we are super excited to go into these small communities that are part of the greater Spokane area,” Amy Pruchnic said. “One of the fun parts is getting to know the neighborhood and the community.’

Valley may get cottage development

A cottage development could be coming to Spokane Valley, according to a recent environmental review filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Spokane Valley-based Whipple Consulting Engineers filed an environmental review for Cottages on the Green, a 46-unit cottage development that will include 19,602 square feet of open space at 819 N. Greenacres Road.

The cottages will be a mix of designs to add charm and character to the area, according to the environmental review.

The property owner is 920 Evergreen LLC, with principals Dennis and Melissa Crapo.

Whipple Consulting Engineers also applied for a conditional use permit for the project.

Construction on the project could be underway this year with permit approval by the city, according to the environmental review.

MultiCare Rockwood clinic on the South Hill

undergoing expansion

MultiCare Rockwood Clinic–Quail Run is undergoing an expansion, according to an application filed with the city.

MultiCare Health System filed an application to expand the medical office building at 2214 E. 29th Ave. by 5,900 square feet. The project contractor is Spokane-based Walker Construction Inc. The project architect is Spokane-based NAC Architecture. The project valuation is $550,000, according to the application.

Medical office building to be transformed An existing office building on the lower South Hill could be converted to apartments, according to a preliminary application filed with the city.

Spokane-based Trek Architecture filed the application to transform a three-story medical office building at 44 W. Sixth Ave. into a 21,000-square-foot apartment complex.

Chelan, Washington-based 5D Holdings LLC purchased the property for $1.5 million in 2019 from Providence Health and Services, according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.

Construction is estimated to begin this fall, according to site plans.

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