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The Dirt: Four-Eyed Guys Brewing Co. renovating space on Indiana Avenue for new brewery, taproom

Renovations are underway for a new taproom and brewery in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.

Four-Eyed Guys Brewing Co. founders Alex Rausch and his wife, Hillary, are converting a more than 1,500-square-foot space into a brewery and taproom at 910 W. Indiana Ave.

The couple looked at a few sites in Spokane before signing a lease on the Indiana Avenue location in April. Since then, the couple has decorated and painted the space, which will have a “quaint, midcentury modern vibe,” said Rausch, adding that the taproom and brewery can accommodate 30 patrons at full capacity.

The brewery will feature 15 taps of beer, wine and kombucha. About 10 to 12 taps will be dedicated to the brewery’s signature beers.

There are also plans for a food menu with hummus and vegetables, charcuterie boards, and chips and dip, among other items, Rausch said. Patrons will also be able to bring in their own food.

It has always been a goal for the couple to open a brick-and-mortar brewery since founding Four-Eyed Guys Brewing Co. in 2017. They’d been brewing and distributing their beers out of a building near Spokane Community College, Rausch said.

Rausch anticipates a soft opening for the brewery in two months, after renovations are complete.

The couple is looking forward to interacting with the community and getting feedback on their beers, he added.

Credit union plans new branch in downtown

PrimeSource Credit Union has applied for a building permit to construct a larger branch at its present location in downtown Spokane.

The Spokane-based credit union is building a two-story, 5,800-square-foot branch with a drive-thru at 428 E. Third Ave.

The credit union is planning to occupy the new building’s ground floor and lease the upper floor to a prospective tenant, according to documents filed with the city.

The new building would replace the credit union’s existing 3,800-square-foot branch, which would be demolished, according to the application.

Spokane-based Baker Construction & Development is the project contractor. ALSC Architects, of Spokane, is designing the project.

The project valuation is $2 million, according to the application.

Prime Source Credit Union was founded in 1935 by employees of the Pacific Telephone Co. and then known as Telco Credit Union. It name was changed to PrimeSource Credit Union in 2005. The credit union has three branches in the Spokane area.

Plans move forward for retail building in Airway Heights

Plans are progressing for a retail development adjacent to the proposed North 40 Outfitters location in Airway Heights.

Deer Heights LLC filed a building permit application for a 8,600-square-foot commercial retail building at 9746 W. U.S. Highway 2.

When complete, the development will have space to accommodate three tenants, one of which could be a 2,600-square-foot restaurant, according to the application.

A preliminary application filed in February for the project indicated MOD Pizza as a prospective tenant.

The project contractor is Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. Bernardo|Wills Architects, of Spokane, is designing the project.

Project valuation is $1 million, according to the application.

The North 40 Outfitters development will include a 75,600-square-foot retail building, a 1,000-square-foot space for offices, a lunchroom with lockers and a 12,800-square-foot warehouse, according a project application filed with the city.

Phased commercial development set for Liberty Lake

A phased commercial development could be coming to Country Vista Road in Liberty Lake, according to an environmental review filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Country Vista 21900 LLC filed an environmental review for the mixed-use commercial development at 21951 E. Country Vista Drive.

The first phase of the development calls for construction of two medical and retail and restaurant buildings, which are anticipated to be complete by 2021, according to the application. A second phase of the project includes an additional retail and office building slated for completion in 2022. Later phases of the project could include warehouse and storage buildings with offices, the application said.

Country Vista 21900 LLC purchased the more than 2-acre site in 2019 for $1.6 million, according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.

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