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The Dirt: Former Vien Dong restaurant home sold, to be renovated

A historic building on East Sprague Avenue that long housed the Vien Dong Vietnamese restaurant has been sold and will be renovated, according to city permit data.


North 40 Outfitters moves forward with plans for new retail location in Airway Heights

The farm and ranch retailer is building a $6.5 million, 95,000-square-foot development at 9646 W. U.S. Highway 2 in Airway Heights, according to an application filed last month with the …


New construction values exceed $1 billion in Spokane County for 2019

New-construction permit values in Spokane County totaled more than $1 billion over the past year, marking the first time that dollar amount was exceeded since 2008.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council approves allocating $400,000 to repair city hall

John Hohman, deputy city manager, said the city won’t know the full extent of the damage until crews take apart the exterior council chamber walls, which are cracking.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Spokane Valley starts work to stop deterioration and fix its new City Hall

Two years after it was built, Spokane Valley’s $14.2 million City Hall is already deteriorating, with cracking concrete, drywall, mortar and brick, windows unsealing and water getting into the City …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Gonzaga breaks ground on $56 million science and engineering building

The 82,000-square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Facility, scheduled to open by fall 2021, will include 12 teaching laboratories, four research labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a “collaboration studio,” according to …


Revival Tea Company opening brick-and-mortar store in downtown Spokane

Revival Tea Company is expanding its online tea business into a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

$12 million apartment complex planned for Spokane Valley

Broadway Orchards LLC has filed plans with the city of Spokane Valley to build a more than $12 million apartment complex.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Contractors group reports 80% of construction firms in the Washington experience difficulty recruiting skilled workers

Associated General Contractors of America, which surveyed 2,000 construction firms nationwide, found 80% of contractors in Washington reported difficulty in finding qualified employees for hourly positions. The shortage also is …


The School Year Ahead: LC construction project will offer big payoff next year

Work is well under way on a $23.5 million project that will transform Lewis and Clark High School in time for the first day of school – in 2020.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Self Storage of Spokane opening new location in Hillyard

Self Storage of Spokane is opening a new storage center in Hillyard later this month, marking the company’s third location in the region.


Foursquare to convert warehouses to church in Airway Heights

The Foursquare Church has filed a proposal with the city of Airway Heights to convert two warehouse buildings into a new church.


Plans filed for development with apartments, retail on Flora Road

A mixed-use apartment and retail development could be coming to Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Ethiopian restaurant plans to open within the next year in Spokane Valley

Property owner Cristin Argaw filed a preliminary application with the city to build Kaffa Ethiopian Cafe at 19017 E. Appleway Ave.


Getting There: Country Homes was a ‘route through empty fields,’ now it’s major thoroughfare being repaired

Five weeks of construction begins today on Country Homes, a boulevard born from legislation and condemnation.


UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Walmart in Spokane Valley completes store remodel

Walmart Inc. recently completed a remodel project to transform one of its Spokane Valley stores.


MultiCare Health System planning new medical office building in Spokane Valley

Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System is planning to build a new medical office building adjacent to its existing hospital in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi to build new company headquarters

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi, a labor market analytics firm, is expanding with plans to build a new, 70,000-square-foot company headquarters that will house more than 500 employees.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Kenworth Sales Co. building $15 million facility on the West Plains

Salt Lake City-based Kenworth Sales Co. plans to build a $15 million sales and service facility on the West Plains. Kenworth Sales Co. filed plans with Spokane County to build …


New apartment complex planned near Pinecroft Business Park

Hayden-based White Water Creek Inc. is planning to build a new apartment complex west of Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:57 a.m.

AutoNation planning new car dealership and showroom in Spokane Valley

Florida-based AutoNation is planning to transform a vacant building in Spokane Valley into a new car dealership.


Contractor association: Spokane region third fastest growing construction job market in the country

The Spokane region added 2,600 jobs from May 2018 to May 2019 – an 18% increase –the third-largest percentage gain in construction jobs among metropolitan areas nationwide, according to a …


U.S. construction spending falls 0.8% in May

Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in May, the first drop in six months, as home building fell for a fifth straight month.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Anytime Fitness plans to open a second gym in Spokane Valley

Anytime Fitness is planning to open a second gym in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Krueger Sheet Metal has plans to build manufacturing facility, warehouse in Spokane Valley

Krueger Sheet Metal is planning to build a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley.


Wm. Winkler Co. to build new concrete manufacturing facility in Newman Lake

Wm. Winkler Co. is building a concrete manufacturing facility south of its main office in Newman Lake.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Spokane County closes Euclid Road bridge in Airway Heights

Spokane County closed the Euclid Road bridge in Airway Heights because of a critical failure in its supporting structure.


Vaquero’s Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria opening mid-July in Spokane Valley

The owner of Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant is opening a new establishment, Vaquero’s Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria in Spokane Valley. Jose Rodriguez is renovating a 6,900-square-foot space at 16208 E. …


Then and Now: The Davenport Hotel

Twenty-year-old Llewelllyn “Louis” Marks Davenport arrived in Spokane in March of 1889 and helped manage his uncle’s restaurant. When most of the town burned down later that year, Davenport opened …


River City Pizza to open second location in Spokane Valley

River City Pizza, an Otis Orchards staple with plenty of loyal customers, is opening a second restaurant in the Spokane Valley.