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Developer purchases Brass Rail building

Jerry Dicker, a prominent developer credited with helping breathe new life into downtown Spokane’s entertainment scene, is moving his company’s headquarters into the building formerly occupied by Dempsey’s Brass Rail bar. The two-story building at 909 W. First Ave. has been vacant since Dempsey’s bar went out of business in 2011. Now the second floor is being remodeled into a larger office space for Dicker’s company, GVD Commercial Properties. The company will move from its current offices in a residential neighborhood at 810 E. 28th Ave.

Downtown developer buys old Dempsey’s bar

Jerry Dicker, a prominent developer credited with helping breathe new life into downtown Spokane’s entertainment scene, is moving his company’s headquarters into the building formerly occupied by Dempsey’s Brass Rail bar.

Burgan’s transformation begins

Five years after buying the Burgan’s Furniture buildings on North Division Street in Spokane, developer Jerry Dicker has launched a multimillion-dollar project that will add 46 apartments and three retail stores just west of Gonzaga University. At one time, the side-by-side buildings near the corner of Boone Avenue and Division were part of Spokane’s popular “furniture row” retail corridor.

Developer buys old CompUSA building

Spokane developer Jerry Dicker has added the former CompUSA building to his company’s roster of properties. Dicker, the principal manager of Spokane-based GVD Commercial Properties, is paying roughly $3 million for the vacant 25,000-square-foot building at 808 N. Ruby. The seller is the Lyons Family Trust, based in California. The trust has owned the building since 1997; CompUSA leased it until the electronics retail chain declared bankruptcy in 2007.

Interplayers theater group rescued by Dickers

The husband-and-wife team who acquired Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater earlier this year has taken on one more Spokane arts group: Patty and Jerry Dicker said Friday they’ve bought out the mortgage on the building used by Spokane Interplayers Ensemble. The move will allow Spokane’s only professional live theater company to lease back its building and continue planning its future seasons, said Jerry Dicker.