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Safeway store in Liberty Lake part of big Haggen expansion

Bellingham-based Haggen Inc. will enter the grocery market in Eastern Washington by buying the Safeway store in Liberty Lake, the company announced Friday.


Legal marijuana sales in Spokane County top $1 million last month

Consumers spent $1 million last month on legal marijuana in Spokane County, the first time recreational sales eclipsed that mark since shops opened this summer. While market shares have tumbled …


Spokane marijuana businesses offer ‘Green Friday’ deals

Spokane’s newest and most-scrutinized retailers opened their doors with deals for their first Black (or Green) Friday, as the fledgling legal marijuana market continues its march toward competition not only …


Trader Joe’s coming to north Spokane in 2015

California grocery retailer Trader Joe’s plans to open its second store in Spokane next year, taking space at the Franklin Park Mall. The popular Southern California-based company has leased 12,100 …


Trader Joe’s to open second Spokane store

California grocery retailer Trader Joe’s plans to open its second store in Spokane next year, taking space at the Franklin Park Mall.


Finding new ways to draw customers is changing how malls look and operate

Friday night can be a bit quiet inside Silver Lake Mall, with a trickle of shoppers walking the beat between anchor stores. But down the west corridor near Sears, a …


Albertsons reports attempted data breach

Albertsons says someone tried to steal credit- and debit-card data about shoppers between June 22 and July 17. The Boise-based supermarket chain said last week it had found no evidence …


Digital vigilance: Liberty Lake company helps stores fight theft, fraud

Grocery chains and retail stores are increasingly combating in-store theft and cashiers’ money mistakes by adopting advanced video surveillance systems that link every sales transaction to high-definition video. It’s not …


Small Talk: Small businesses shouldn’t skip a website

It’s cheap. It’s easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don’t have a website. …


Saranac Commons next step in downtown Spokane evolution

Downtown Spokane’s once-gritty east end has evolved into a collection of shops, eateries and hipster hangouts. Another project from Spokane property owner Jim Sheehan, the Saranac Commons, will add to …


Shawn Vestal: Body of evidence discredits prophets of downtown doom

Boy, the city’s new sit-lie ordinance must really be working. Because, after months and months of hearing only about our dire, deadly situation in the downtown area – after City …


UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014, 9:33 p.m.

Albertsons owner to buy Safeway grocery chain

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.


Thrift stores in Spokane see spike in business

The young woman at the end of the Goodwill aisle wriggled into a slinky, black cocktail dress but found it to be too small. “Sometimes I’m in a dress mood,” …


East Sprague Avenue auto row gears up with remodels, CarMax

The silver façade of Gus Johnson Ford marks one of the latest signs of renovation along East Sprague Avenue’s auto row, part of a series of construction and remodeling projects …


Spokane retailers both cautious, merry on season’s success

A holiday shopping season that could be described as marginal to fair for retailers continued Thursday with returns, exchanges and post-Christmas markdowns. Lyn Lukich often shops on Dec. 26, and …


Vegan leather, faux fur ride wave of popularity

ATLANTA – Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment. Not this year.


Tinman Gallery ornaments reflect local scenes, styles

Ceramic artist Virginia Carter does not have to look far to find inspiration for the grinning wildlife that grace many of her Christmas tree ornaments. “The moose walk through our …


Thanks, but no sale: Local retailers won’t be open on holiday

While some consumers are signing Facebook pledges to refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, several Spokane store owners are keeping their doors shut on Nov. 28 to underline the same message: …


Renovations planned at NorthTown Mall

The owner of NorthTown Mall plans to demolish much of the shopping center’s north end to build a new entrance as part of an overall renovation, the company said Thursday. …


Bellevue Square plans $1.2 billion expansion

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Developer Kemper Freeman plans a $1.2 billion expansion of his Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square hotel and shopping complex in downtown Bellevue, Wash.


Vestal: Hip block of West Main crying out for edgy moniker

You know something’s really alive when you get the urge to name it. That’s where things stand in the little block on the east end of West Main Avenue – …


Riverstone development in Coeur d’Alene hitting stride

It takes a brisk pace to keep up with John Stone as he ducks in and out of new stores at Riverstone, his live/work/shop/play community built on former industrial land …


Electronics retailer Huppin’s consolidating to north Spokane store

Huppin’s TV, Audio, Cameras and More, one of Spokane’s oldest and best-known retail businesses, will close its downtown store and consolidate its retail operations in the company’s north Spokane location. …


Huppin’s to close downtown Spokane store

Huppin’s, TV Audio Cameras and More, one of downtown Spokane’s best-recognized retail businesses, will close its store at 401 W. Main, consolidating its retail operations at its north Spokane store. …


Coldwater Creek posts fourth-quarter loss

Sandpoint retailer Coldwater Creek reported fourth-quarter losses of $19.9 million and 66 cents a share, compared with a loss of $12 million and 42 cents a share one year earlier.


Front Porch: Mourning the loss of a neighbor

It’s like a death, really. The news that the north Spokane Fred Meyer store was closing stunned me. For more than 20 years I’ve weekly walked the store’s aisles. I’m …


Vestal: Simple scents make good retail sense

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. Pine, cinnamon, gingerbread, mulled wine, roasting chestnuts – all the sensory cues that strap us to the mast of seasonal nostalgia. Retailers, …


Cautious optimism and a little insanity

With mounds of blingy jeans under a pink Christmas tree, the boutique women’s clothing store Vivo threw open its doors at the stroke of midnight Friday – as did about …


H&M opens in Spokane Valley

Eager fashionistas lined up early Thursday morning for the high noon opening of clothing store H&M at the Spokane Valley Mall. The international retailer based in Sweden opened its first …


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 …