Recent Spokane Valley business activity

A business vintage sign that says 'Come in We're Open' The City of Spokane Valley welcomes these businesses that have recently opened or announced that they will be coming soon to the community:

Airgas, a distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gasses as well as welding and safety products, has filed permits to build a 9,700-square-foot building near the southwest corner of Fancher Road and Desmet Avenue. Airgas has a dry-ice store near the Spokane Industrial Park, but its closest branch is in Moses Lake. (Jan. 3, 2020)

Coast Aluminum and Architectural Inc., a California-based company, is planning a new 73,500-square-foot distribution warehouse and office space in Spokane Valley’s Pinecroft Business Park. Coast Aluminum fabricates metal and alloy products and also has a site in the Spokane Industrial Park. (Dec. 20, 2019)

A 180-000-square-foot senior living development titled “Affinity” is planned for a 6-acre site at Mirabeau Point area, just east of CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley. Spokane-based Inland Group is the developer. (Dec. 13, 2019)

Salt Lake City-based Maverik Inc. has announced it will build a convenience store and gas station at 2020 N. Pines Road in Spokane Valley, just off of Interstate 90. The new store will be the company’s fourth location in the city. Maverik has 315 stores in 10 Western states. (Dec. 13, 2019)

Sandpoint Chocolate Bear has opened shop at 11425 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. The business relocated to Spokane Valley in late fall after a fire devastated its shop in downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, in February 2019. (Dec. 5, 2019)

Novelis Inc., an Atlanta-based company that specializes in the rolling and recycling of aluminum, is planning a $5 million, 11,780-square-foot expansion to its Solatens Technology Center in Spokane Valley. The company relocated to its current facility at 16004 E. Euclid Ave in 2011. No word on if or how many additional employees the expansion may generate. (Nov. 2019)

If you haven’t visited Arbor Crest Wine Cellars’ historic Cliff House recently, you may not know that a brewery has opened at the facility. Square Wheel Brewing is making about 300 barrels of beer a year in several varieties. Cliff House visitors can now choose from both great wines and local brews. (Nov. 2019)

Burlington has filed preliminary plans to open a retail store in Spokane Valley at 15505 E. Broadway, a space that formerly housed a Toys r Us. The company, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, has indicated it will spend $1.4 million to remodel and update the space, including the front facade. Burlington already has one store in the Spokane area at North Division. No word yet on when this store will open. (Nov. 9, 2019)

Ladder Coffee & Toast plans to open a new shop in a shared space with Canopy Credit Union at 13105 E. Sprague Ave. Canopy had announced earlier in the year that another coffee business would share the space, but those plans fell through over the summer. This will be Ladder’s first location in Spokane Valley. (Nov. 4, 2019)

Global Credit Union will construct a new 2,500-square-foot branch in Spokane Valley at 12219 E. Fourth Ave. Global was founded in 1954, has six branches and several other ATM/service centers in the region. (Oct. 4, 2019)

Katerra Inc. celebrated the opening of its $150 million manufacturing facility on Barker Road in Spokane Valley in late September. The company began constructing the 270,000-square-foot facility more than 18 months ago. At startup, the plant employs about 100 workers. (Sept 2019)

Additional housing is going up in the city. Broadway Orchards LLC has announced it will construct a $12 million apartment complex at 16708 E. Broadway Ave. in Spokane Valley. The complex will include four 25,000-square-foot units, seven garages and a separate clubhouse. (Sept. 13, 2019)

Anytime Fitness has opened a center at 13004 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. The new 6,000-square-foot gym offers a variety of fitness equipment and coaching and training services. The center is the second to open in the valley, joining several others in the area. (Sept 2019)

Action Fasteners & Supply has constructed a new 47,600-square-foot warehouse building at 15825 E. Trent in Spokane Valley. The $2.9 million building will be shared with Purfect Logos LLC. Launched in 1994, Action Fasteners provides large quantities of screws, bolts, nuts, ties, and other fasteners to commercial contractors and retail customers. (Aug. 21, 2019)

Also at 17018 E. Sprague is Genus Brewing, a new microbrewery. The business sold only homebrewing supplies, but expanded into a full brewing operation over the summer. (Aug. 17, 2019)

River City Pizza has opened at 17018 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. Similar to its flagship restaurant on Harvard Road in Otis Orchards, the new location offers a full menu of pizzas, (including by the slice and take out), wings, calzones and other Italian favorites. The site is in the same building that houses Genus Brewing (see above paragraph). (Aug. 17, 2019)

A popular restaurant in Spokane that closed due to fire more that a year ago has reopened in Spokane Valley. Shogun, a sushi and hibachi restaurant, has reopened at 20 N. Raymond Road. It will feature 14 Japanese teppanyaki grills with seating for eight people at each table, as well as a lounge, sushi counter and separate room for corporate and private parties. (Aug. 14, 2019)

A new Ethiopian restaurant will be coming to Spokane Valley at 19017 E. Appleway Ave. within the next year. Kaffa Ethiopian Cafe is in the planning stage of opening an establishment that will feature Ethiopian coffee (with a drive up window included) and several vegetarian options. (Aug. 10, 2019)

Bardic Brewing has announced plans to open a new taproom in a 1000-square-foot space in Sullivan Square Shopping Center, 15412 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane Valley. The family-friendly brewpub will offer both beer and cider, craft soda and a rotating selection of tacos, pasta and pizza. (Aug. 10, 2019)

TTs Old Iron Brewery & BBQ has opened in south Spokane Valley at 4110 S. Bowdish Road (corner of Bowdish and Dishman-Mica). The establishment is the brainchild of friends Travis Thosath and Chad White (White is a well-known chef who owns other restaurants in Spokane area). The restaurant offers a mix of Texas and Kansas City barbecue flavored meats and handhelds, as well as locally-inspired brewed beer. (Aug. 1, 2019)

MultiCare Health System will build a new 81-000-square-foot medical building in Spokane Valley. The Tacoma-based company will construct the building on the northwest corner of Boone Avenue and Vercler Road. The new facility will include a skywalk connecting to the second floor of the hospital, according to site plans filed with the city. MultiCare is a nonprofit with more than 16,000 employees.

The new Ponderosa Village retail development at 11205 E. Dishman Mica Road in south Spokane Valley welcomed two new tenants recently.  The Mix Salon and Day Spa and Hello Sugar doughnut shop (a second location in addition to the first Hello Sugar in Kendall Yards, Spokane) both celebrated grand openings in early July. The development is anchored by Barney’s Harvest Foods and will include two additional multi-tenant buildings in the next three years. (July 31, 2019)

A new Tru hotel by Hilton will be constructed on a three-acre site at the northeast corner of Mansfield Avenue and Mirabeau Parkway in Spokane Valley. The 43,000-square-foot, four-story hotel is described as a boutique hotel aimed at younger travelers. Hilton’s Tru hotels offer mobile check-in, digital room keys, lobby tablets and public spaces for guests. There are 60 Tru hotels nationwide. (July 15, 2019)

A vacant building at 8412 E Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley will soon be transformed into an auto dealership and showroom. Florida-based AutoNation will renovate the former Mazda and Mitsubishi car dealership into a new 19,000-square-foot showroom, including an electric car charging station. The one acre site is owned by Appleway Chevrolet. (July 12, 2019)

Krueger Sheet Metal has announced plans to construct a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley. The company, currently based in Spokane, intends to construct a 60,000-square-foot building on 37 acres of land in the city’s northeast industrial area. The company indicated it may build an additional two warehouses in the future. Krueger has offices in Seattle and east Spokane. (June 28, 2019)

Wagstaff Inc., a Spokane Valley-based manufacturer, is constructing a $5.8 million, 55,900-square-foot addition to its main facility at 3910 N. Flora. The new building will accommodate the aluminum casting equipment manufacturer’s shipping department and allow it to expand its product lines. (June 26, 2019)

Seattle-based Leavitt Capital Companies is constructing the Montgomery Logistics Center on a nine-acre parcel of land in Spokane Valley. The center is a multi-phase industrial development at 11002 E. Montgomery Drive that will include three buildings totaling more than 139,000 square feet. The new development will adjacent to Leavitt Capital’s 50-acre Central Business Park, which is home to Pepsi Co., Cascade Seed and Wolff Corporate Housing. (June 16, 2019)

The Wolff Company, an Arizona-based private equity firm and multifamily developer, has completed construction of Revel Spokane in Spokane Valley. Located alongside the Spokane River, Revel Spokane features 132 units in one- and two-bedroom layouts. The community opened in March 2019.  (June 12, 2019)

Rodda Paint in Spokane Valley has moved its business to a new building at 409 N. Thierman Road, choosing to remain in the city after a fire burned its previous store at 6818 E. Sprague Avenue in February 2019. The new paint store opened in early June. (June 8, 2019)

River City Pizza and Genus Brewing and Supply will open shop in August 2019 in a new building at the corner of Sprague and Flora in Spokane Valley. This will be River City Pizza’s second location in the city – the first being at N. Harvard Road in the Otis Orchards neighborhood. Genus opened as Nu Home Brew and Bottles in 2013 in a nearby location and is seeking additional space at the new facility. (May 30, 2019)

Northeast Spokane Valley has a new bakery/coffee shop in the neighborhood. Blissful Whisk opened at 1612 N. Barker, sharing a new building space with Lakeside Dental offices. The bakery offers a variety of muffins, cookies, cakes and other specialty items. (May 25, 2019)

The Spokane Valley Farmers Market, new this year to CenterPlace Regional Event Center, is seeking vendors and volunteers. The Market will launch on Friday, June 7, and continue through Sept. 13. It runs from 5-8 p.m. and includes are farms, food processors, artisan crafters, a beer garden, music and food trucks. (May 20, 2019)

Worth noting, Spokane Valley’s PayTrace has been named as a “best” financial-technology company to work for in 2019. In 2018, the company was identified on the list of “best place(s) to work in the Inland Northwest.” PayTrace opened its headquarters/offices in the Pinecroft Business Park in Spokane Valley in May 2017. (March 2019)

Spokane Metals, a steel fabrication company, will relocate its operations from Airway Heights to Spokane Valley later this year. The company will construct a $2.4 million facility at 4100 N. Barker Road in Spokane Valley’s growing northeast industrial area. The company cited that fact that most of its employees live in the valley as a factor in the decision to relocate. (March 9, 2019)

The Spokane County Regional Veterans Service Center has relocated to a larger facility in Spokane Valley to serve veterans and their families. The center was previously housed at the county’s regional health building, but needed additional space that was ADA accessible and had free parking. The new location is 1117 N. Evergreen Road. (March 3, 2019)

Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology will relocate from North Spokane to an 18,000-square-foot building at 5716 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley in August 2019. The company formerly occupied a building on Trent Avenue but had to move to make way for Spokane’s North-South Corridor project. Tate affiliate JBH Holdings LLC purchased the new building, which previously housed a Great Spaces furniture store, last year for $1.5 million. Tate Technology manufactures electronics and has more than 40 employees. See Business Journal article here. (March 3, 2019)

Utah-based Maverik Inc. is adding a fourth convenience store in Spokane Valley near I-90 and Barker Road. The 6,270 -square-foot store and fuel station will be located at 18525 E. Broadway Ave. (March 3, 2019)

Washington State Employees Credit Union has moved to a new branch location at 5211 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley. The credit union completed more than $320,000 in renovations on the building, which sits in a busy commercial area and will feature improvements such as two drive-thru windows, coin machine, and additional ATM service. (March 1, 2019)

Greenacres Vendor Mall is expanding its footprint! The mall, which offers antiques and other handmade goods from more than 160 different vendors, is embarking on a 3,500 square foot extension that will feature a cafe/bistro, art gallery, salon, and more vendor space. The mall is located at 16814 E. Sprague Avenue. (Feb 20, 2019).

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper has announced that it will move its print publishing operations from downtown Spokane to a new building in the 19200 block of East Euclid Avenue in Spokane Valley’s northeast industrial area. The building, in progress, should be completed in late fall or early winter. (Feb. 8, 2019)

The Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park has opened at 15312 E. Sprague Avenue. This indoor “urban playground” of sorts offers trampoline-related activities and games, including dodgeball and slam dunk, as well as a video arcade and Top Golf Swing Suite. Food and drinks can also be purchased. (Jan. 4, 2019)

Walk In Chiropractic is adding a new location at 328 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. The company currently operates in Billings, Mont., Coeur d’Alene, Bozeman and Spokane. The new location should open in 2019. (Jan. 4, 2019)

The Comic Book Shop has added a new store at 11510 E. Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley. The store is one of three in the greater Spokane region that features comics, games and pop culture items. (Jan. 4, 2019)

Cole’s Coffee Shop has opened at 3105 N. Pines Road. The business offers specialty coffees and other drinks, as well as pastries, quiche, sandwiches and deli salads. The café is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Jan. 4, 2019)

A new brewery is in development in Spokane Valley. YaYa Brewing Company will open a tasting room at 11712 E. Montgomery Drive in 2019. The brewery’s tagline is “craft beers brewed with character and integrity.” (Jan. 4, 2019)

Empire Eye Physicians is planning a new clinic in Spokane Valley. The group currently has offices at the Rockwood Clinic facility in Spokane Valley and one in Coeur d’Alene. (Nov. 24, 2018)

Joseph Lee, owner of the popular Shogun Japanese Steak and Seafood House, which burned down in April 2017 in East Spokane, has announced that he will build a new restaurant in Spokane Valley. The new restaurant will be located at 20 N. Raymond Road, the former site of the Roadhouse Bar and Grill, and is scheduled to open in February 2019. (Nov. 10, 2018)

Amy’s Donuts, a national donut chain that serves unique creations, celebrated the opening of its first donut shop in Spokane Valley (and first in Washington State) with a grand opening on Nov. 1. The shop is located at 11519 E. Sprague Ave. and serves a variety of cake and raised donuts topped with tasty edibles such as cereal, marsh mellows, nuts, gummy bears and chocolate candies. (Nov. 1, 2018)

Eyemart Express has opened a new chain store in Spokane Valley at 15319 E. Indiana Ave. The store celebrated with an open house on Nov. 3. Eyemart Express has an onsite lab and carries more than 2,000 frames. Most glasses can be ordered and received the same day. (Oct. 25, 2018)

4 Seasons Roasting Co. is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year with plans to occupy more than 9,000 square feet at 12410 E Indiana Avenue. 4 Seasons is Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster. (August 25, 2018)

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will open its first stand-alone home center on August 29, located at 9207 E Mission Avenue, to help the credit union meet the growing demand for real estate loans. (Aug. 22, 2018)

Stay Alfred, a vacation rental company, plans to occupy 37,500 square feet of space in the former Itron Inc. headquarters complex at 2818 N Sullivan Road. (Aug. 16, 2018)

Spokane Federal Credit Union (now Canopy Credit Union) has plans to open a new branch in Spokane Valley, expecting to open Summer 2019. New president and CEO, Charlotte Nemec plans for this new branch opening to increase efforts to advance financial education among the Spokane area’s low-income and young residents. Update to this post. (Aug. 16, 2018)

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott will open a new location on August 16 in Spokane Valley. Located at 8923 E Mission Avenue, the hotel will feature the chain’s new decor, photography and furniture. (Aug. 13, 2018)

Sams and Coffee, located at 12709 E Mirabeau, is the newest lunch spot in Spokane Valley. Offering lunchtime favorites like hearty sandwiches, wraps, salads, and specialty espresso drinks, Sams’ might be your next favorite pit stop. (Aug. 9, 2018)

The Barbers, located at 506 N Sullivan, will be opening August 7. The location will feature TV’s for sports, cool decor like framed jerseys, and a pool table. (Aug. 2, 2018)

Construction has started on a $6 million Ponderosa Village retail center development that will surround the Barney’s Harvest Foods grocery store at 11205 E. Dishman Mica Road in east Spokane Valley. (Aug. 2, 2018) More detail

Evergreen Fountains, a senior living community in Spokane Valley, has completed a $12 million expansion. The facility added a three-story living area, cottages, a skywalk and outdoor recreation park. (July 26, 2018)

Cool Beans Coffee, a popular coffee shop on Spokane’s South Hill, has opened a new location at 213 S. University Road in Spokane Valley. The café offers both a drive-through and sit-down service. (July 23, 2018)

Banner Bank has announced that it will build a new mix-used development on the northeast corner of Argonne Road and Sprague Avenue. (July 14, 2018)

Tuesday Morning has recently opened a store in Spokane Valley at Evergreen Crossing, 13804 E. Indiana Ave. The retailer offers upscale, deep discounted, designer and name-brand closeout merchandise in a casual, self-serve, no-frills atmosphere. (July 2, 2018)

Northwest aerospace magazine has taken flight; new periodical focuses on small, midsized advanced manufacturers (June 21, 2018)

Tomahawk Steelworx LLC: Local man develops business repurposing old metal items in to new furniture and other artistic creations. (June 21, 2018)

SkyOne Aerospace to expand its capabilities; Spokane Valley company expects to double its revenue this year (June 21, 2018)

Eye Care Associates has announced it will build a 4100-square-foot optometry clinic at 1103 N. Pines Road (June 9, 2018).

Duluth Trading Co. is building its first retail store in Washington State in Spokane Valley. The 15,000-square-foot store will be located at 16314 E. Indiana and should open in spring 2019. Duluth Trading Co. has 32 stores across the country and recently opened a store in Portland, Ore. (June 2, 2018)

Ulta Beauty has announced it will construct a 10,500-square-foot store near Spokane Valley Mall (May 26, 2018).

Altitude Trampoline Park has opened at 1441 N. Argonne Road in Spokane Valley. The business offers several family-oriented trampoline-related activities as well as food and drink. (May 25, 2018).

Amy’s Donuts is planning to open its fourth location in November in Spokane Valley at the former Abelardo’s Mexican Restaurant. (May 21, 2018)

Volvo machinery has announced it will build a 40,000-square-foot dealership at 3515 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. (May 19, 2018)

A sports complex will be coming soon to 5204 E. Broadway Ave. transforming a former storage facility. (May 12, 2018)

A 112,000-square-foot warehouse is being built near the Spokane Business and Industrial Park on Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. (May 6, 2018)

Etailz announced plans to move into a 40,000-square-foot space at 2818 N. Sullivan Road of Spokane Valley in July as the company has grown out of its current 10,000-square-foot space with 210 employees. (March 29, 2018).

Northwestern Mutual will move to Spokane Valley’s Pinecroft Business Park and is anticipated to open this summer. (March 3, 2018)