Published: July 25, 2023 | Updated: July 31, 2023

Business comings and goings

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute is located at 8468 N. Wayne Drive in Hayden.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute is located at 8468 N. Wayne Drive in Hayden.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute opens in Hayden

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) is new at 8468 N. Wayne Drive in Hayden.

A branch of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, OPTI has a licensed therapy team that provides orthopedic rehabilitation and recovery for conditions that would cause pain or limited functional mobility such as fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains, ligament sprains and postoperative conditions in an effort to help healing, improve strength, range of motion and overall functional ability.

On-site services include a walk-in orthopedic urgent care offering same-day appointments and an option to see an orthopedic surgeon. OPTI therapists are Jason Bruns and Kelly Ambrosch. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Phone 208-601-6060. Check

New building planned for Appleway Quarter

Commercial spaces on the first floor and 24 apartments on the second and third floors are planned for a new Appleway Quarter building planned for 281 E. Appleway (behind the existing Wellness Bar and Hometown Chiro building).

Three of the four spots are temporarily reserved on the first floor with 5,000 square feet remaining. The apartments will include 16 two-bed, two-bath units and eight one-bed one-bath, all with access to a third-floor barbecue sun deck and private gym.

Construction should start this year with completion in fall 2024. Contact Chad Oakland or Dan Stubbs of Northwest Realty Group at 208-664-4200 or

Revival Tea Co. opens downtown

A tasting room and Boba Bar are open on the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Lakeside Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

The menu features items from Revival Tea Company's tasting room including tea flights, tea mocktails and a Boba Bar full menu. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Drew Henry is founder and tea-maker.

Phone 208-292-4145. Check

Judy's Greenhouse is The Good Seed

What has been Judy's Greenhouse at 37 W. Wyoming Ave. in Hayden is now The Good Seed with new owner Hunter Kennedy and marketing manager Brenda Goulet.

The inventory includes perennial and annual flowers, vegetables and herbs including comfrey. Seasonal plants to be added include mums in the fall, Christmas trees in the winter and more. A fall festival will be added.

The current greenhouse hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday will be expanded. Phone 208-772-2560.

Idaho Rock Creations open in Post Falls

Specializing in custom stone countertops, Idaho Rock Creations is open at 923 N. Boulder Court in Post Falls.

The products include granite, quartz, marble, quartzite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Master craftsman David Curry offers fireplace hearths, bowls, knives and other items made from stone. He is joined by son Camron and wife Cristy Guy-Curry. Daughter Shania Rush has a nail technician area.

The grand opening sale ends July 9. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 to noon Saturdays and Sunday or after-hours by appointment. Phone 208-619-6169. Check

Spark Med Spa opens in Dalton

Open in the Hawaiian Sun complex at 6848 Government Way, Spark Med Spa offers many services including T Shock cryotherapy body sculpting and facials, medical weight loss, testosterone optimization, IV therapy and supplement shops, collagen threads, facial injections, eyebrow micro-blading, permanent makeup and skincare and wellness products.

Services are provided by Joseph Poston, Robbie Garrett and Israel Herrera with hours flexible by appointment They also have a mobile clinic and offer spa parties. Phone 208-241-9942. Check Grand-opening specials are through July.

Heartwood at Millworx community opens

A reenvisioned apartment and commercial community called Heartwood at Millworx is now on the old Idaho Veneer mill site at 910 W. Fourth Ave. in Post Falls.

The complex includes two apartment buildings with 61 two-bedroom-two-bathroom and one-bedroom-one-bathroom units. The two commercial spaces will include Shift Fitness (details below) and another available through Danny Davis at 208-691-6003.

The amenities include secured entrances, covered carport parking, garages, home-like appliances, kitchen islands, quartz countertops, sufficient storage, in-unit washer-dryers, air-conditioning, outdoor decks and patios and modern finishes. Contact Leyla Fathauer at 208-262-5295.

Goldenwest Credit Union opens Monday

Offering complete financial services, Goldenwest Credit Union will open a new branch Monday in the former Bank of America building at 804 N. Henry St. in Post Falls.

Manager Mark Farmer is assisted by Jennifer Rakocy, Petia Korp and Hannah Stepan with hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Goldenwest Credit Union has more than 140,000 members in its branches in Idaho and Utah.

In Post Falls, phone 208-981-5772. Check

Shift Fitness celebrates grand opening this week

Live group demonstrations and mini-seminars on nutrition and fitness will be offered at the grand opening of Shift Fitness next Saturday and Sunday at 910 E. Fourth Ave. (Suite B) in Post Falls.

The gym offers personal training, small group sessions, nutrition and mindset coaching meeting the needs and goals of individual members. Opening Tuesday with limited hours. After major opening, the hours will be 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The first 30 members will get 20% off.

Phone 208-416-1183. Check

Anthem Corner opens in Post Falls

Anthem Corner is the new four-suite building open at 1689 N. Nicholson Center St. (west of Highway 41 and north of Post Falls).

The occupants are Anthem Pacific Homes (open now) and Crafted Stone, CdA Audio Video Integration and Pandion Plumbing opening soon.

Anthem Pacific Homes is a "modern home builder" for personalized homes. Phone 208-981-0448. Check

Pure Renewal Spa and Beauty opens

Tawnya Wysong and Caitlin Pemberson have opened Pure Renewal Spa and Beauty at 9424 Government Way.

They offer lash services, skincare and treatments, full-body hair removal and massage. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturday by appointment.

Phone 208-446-7619. Check and on Facebook and Instagram.

Elevated Physical Therapy & Wellness opens in Hayden

With services tailored to the outdoor lifestyle community, Dr. Emily Brown has opened Elevated Physical Therapy & Wellness at 8827 Government Way (Suite 102).

The range of specialized evaluations and treatments includes personalized and compassionate patient care, evaluations to determine causes of patients' conditions, running evaluations, comprehensive bike fit, golf-form assessment and functional dry needling.

"I am excited to not only help individuals recover from injuries and improve their physical well-being, but also to be part of their journey to get back to the activities they love in nature and in their daily lives," she said.

Phone 208-243-9335. Check

She will speak at the Ray & Joan Kroc Center Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and showcase a complimentary one-hour workout and a 6:30 p.m. seminar about bike injuries and bike fitting with free child care for attendees.

Now the Tidbits

• Selkirk Sport will relocate its pro shop from 12037 N. Tracey Road in Hayden to 7878 Government Way later this year.

• Bioperformance Institute has a "coming soon" sign in the center space of the Plaza Shops downtown.

• Huetter Business Park, which is three flex industrial and office buildings owned by Etco Services, will open in late fall on Huetter Road north of Interstate 90 and Seltice Way. About 8,600 square feet and yard space are available in each building through leasing agent Jeffrey Simonds of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty at 208-518-8860.

• Many commercial construction projects are happening between Stateline and Post Falls. Here's a list of the places. To see more precise locations, check the website by Matt Behringer. The new places don't include a Trader Joe's or a Costco although many people wish they did. The businesses listed include a Circle K gas station and convenience store, a Napa Auto Parts, Wendy's, The Joint Chiropractic and The Man Shop, Gesa Credit Union, Nutex Post Falls Emergency Hospital, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Taco Bell and Thai Bamboo. Other new buildings will include apartments, condos, warehouses and storage spaces.

• The children's activity center Make It Messy and the marine construction company R&R Northwest is opening in a new building at 1857 W. Hayden Ave. Make It Messy is a blend between an arts and craft space, sensory play and activities such as at a children's museum. People of all ages can express themselves creatively, expand their imaginations and stimulate their senses. It can host birthday parties or private family events through owner Heather Gillis. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Check R&R Northwest and founder Brandon Richardson are booking projects for summer 2024. Check

• A new ambulatory surgery center is under construction by Northwest Specialty Hospital at 1624 E. Mullan Ave. directly east of its main campus at 1593 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. The 9,600-square-foot place will be used for surgeries that don't require overnight stays and will have two outpatient surgery rooms with options for future expansion. It should open in early 2024. Phone 208-262-2300. Check

• With buildings of 168,000 and 238,000 square feet, The Pointe at Post Falls should be complete in October on North Beck Road and Pointe Parkway. Zoned industrial, the buildings have deck-high loading doors and eight ground-level drive-in doors. Check Darren Slackman for lease rates at Phone 509-622-3593.

• The fence outside the long-empty Golden Corral building off U.S. 95 has a sign (Coming Soon — Yummy Crab Seafood).

• New buildings for Tractor Supply, Idaho Guns & Outdoors and Hayden Sharp DDS are being built in the Athol Crossings complex east of U.S. 95 in Athol. They are joining several other new places with the key business of Super 1 Foods.

• Momentum Sports & Play is constructing a new building at 3877 N. Schreiber Way in Coeur d'Alene. Phone 208-966-4535. Check

• Marketplace@Miles will be a vendor mall in the southeast corner of Government Way and Miles Avenue. It will include small booths and retail kiosk space when it opens before the holiday shopping season. For available space, contact Commercial Real Estate Consultants at 208-691-5328 and check

• North Idaho Eye Institute has acquired the former Teton Restaurant building at 1901 Seltice in Post Falls and will move there in August from 1110 Polston.

• With 16 luxury apartments on floors 2 and 3 and an Akamai Coffee Co. on the ground floor, the Midtown Centre Apartments building should be complete soon at 821 N. Fourth St. The contact is John Beutler of Century 21 Realty at 208-765-5554.

• Beacon Cancer Care and Ironwood Family Practice will be in the large building under renovation at 3815 N. Schreiber Way. For spaces in the building, contact Helo Hancock at or Shayna Wood at

• Two 1,550-square-foot suites with 2,500-square-foot shop areas will be available for lease in Anderl Plaza under construction at 8512 N. Wayne Drive in Hayden. For information, contact Hayden Anderl at 208-964-0234.

• U-Haul Self-Storage will be at Seltice Way and Herborn in Post Falls.

• Building permits have been issued for several businesses planning to be in The Mill building under construction at 1705 Government Way. Included are an apparel shop, a barber shop, a beauty-and-wellness place, a bone-and-dye place, a coffee shop and the Ten/6 restaurant. When complete, The Mill will be four stories of 43,000 square feet with retail on the ground floor and 43 apartments on the upper floors. The building owner is Widmyer Corp. real estate.

• New buildings under construction in Hayden include Lake Forest Interior Design (9245 Government Way) and Hayden Surgery Center (8552 Government Way).

• A commercial building with three suites is being constructed at 9041 N. Hess St. (just north of Walmart) in Hayden. The suites of 1,100 square feet each can contain retail or office places with easy access and visibility to U.S. 95. Contact Josh Beebe at Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty at 208-699-7980.

• A Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery will be built at 201 W. Neider Ave.

• The Lighthouse Motel is being renovated at 2018 Sherman.

• A large building planned to open in late summer or fall for 851 Fourth Ave. (at Idaho Street) in Post Falls will be called Kindred & Co. with books, home goods and a bistro.

• Spoon Junkie or Rogue Carnivore evidently will be a new place at 400 N. Fourth St.

• Phase I of the new Kinder Prep Learning Center is under construction at 1847 W. Prairie Ave. The curriculum promotes hands-on, sensory and play-based learning experiences for ages 18 months to 5 years old in an environment that is nature themed and community driven. For information on pre-enrollment, check Phone 208-916-0265.

• A medical office will be at 909 W. Canfield.

• A 20,000-square-foot structure called Prairie Professional is under construction on the north side of the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Ramsey Road. The office building to be complete in December will have suite sizes from 2,200 to 10,000 square feet available. A main tenant will be Riverstone Dental Care. For information on the space available, contact Rob Kannapien of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty at 208-704-3832 or E-Fax 208-515-2385.

• Golden Rule Brake is coming to 3826 E. Seltice Way (near the intersection of Highway 41 and Interstate 90) in Post Falls.

• The fourth Kootenai County location of Dutch Bros Coffee will be built soon at 6299 W. Pointe Parkway (next to Panda Express near Cabela's and Walmart) west of Post Falls.

• Watch for Prime IV Hydration & Wellness to be in Ironwood Square.

• Burke's Restoration is building a new place at 3801 W. Riverbend Ave. in Post Falls. Details soon.

• The Thomas George building planned for the corner of Third Street and Front Avenue will be 18 stories mixed with commercial places on the first floor and 60 condominiums above.

• Watch for details on a new building under construction for corporate offices for Roger's Burgers on Government Way.

• Ariat, Kimes Ranch and Wrangler are western-wear stores that will be coming into the Silver Lake Mall.

• Many of 16 commercial spaces are available in the planned Prairie Crossing Shopping Center in the northeast corner of Highway 41 and Prairie Avenue.

• The PACR office building is under construction at 1857 W. Hayden Ave. All four commercial units are leased.

• An automotive service center will be built at 185 W. Clayton Ave.

• "Coming Soon" signs in Hayden are for a Metro Express car wash, Dirty Bird Self Car Wash and a Consign Furniture.

• TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel is being built where the Outback Steakhouse was in the southeast corner of I-90 and Northwest Boulevard.

• A new commercial and residential building, Midtown Centre, is being built at 821 N. Fourth St.

• A DOMA Coffee Roasting Co. will be on the over-the-river side of a development being built where the end of Atlas Road meets the Spokane River.

• Sebastian's Coffee & Pastry will be at 1114 W. Ironwood.

• Pilgrims Market will expand to a building across the street.

• A new pizza place will be in the former Syringa building on Fourth Street.

• TV's weather people often mix "farther" and "further." "Farther" refers to distance such as "farther to the west," and "further" refers to more such as "I'll nag on this further."

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A rendering of the Appleway Quarter building.


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Revival Tea Company founder and tea-maker Drew Henry.


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David Curry, Cristy Guy-Curry and Granite pose at Idaho Rock Creations.


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Joseph Poston and Israel Herrera at the Spark Med Spa ribbon cutting.


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Heartwood at Millworx is located at 910 E. Fourth Ave. in Post Falls.


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Goldenwest Credit Union from left: Mark Farmer, manager; and Jennifer Rakocy, Petia Korp and Hannah Stepan.


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Shift Fitness from left: Jacob Smith, nutritionist; and Jodi Smith and Wes Smith, owners.


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Anthem Corner is open at 1689 N. Nicholson Center St.


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Pure Renewal Spa and Beauty founder/co-owner Tawnya Wysong, left, and co-owner Caitlin Pemberton.


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Dr. Emily Brown with a client at Elevated Physical Therapy & Wellness in Hayden.