Published: September 26, 2023 | Updated: September 25, 2023

Business comings and goings

Grease Monkey General Manager Niki Clements.

Grease Monkey General Manager Niki Clements.

Grease Monkey adding car wash in Athol

The new Grease Monkey functional oil change shop at 7001 E. Athol Crossings Road will soon be adding a Monkey Shines Car Wash.

Grease Money offers recommended maintenance, consumable parts such as brakes, wipers, batteries, belts and hoses. Employees give a free front-seat vacuum, clean exterior windows and check tire pressures with a 16-point inspection on the battery, belts, hoses, fluids and gaskets. They give a free flower to every lady or guy who wants one, cookies, ice water or hot beverages. Wi-Fi is free. General manager Niki Clements is assisted by Kelsey Hardt and Karl Mack.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Phone 208-966-6100. Check

Rooted Social House planned in Post Falls

With many options for food and beverages in an elevated space and on a patio, Rooted Social House is planned for 310 N. Spokane St. in Post Falls.

Kam and Nav Virk will offer coffee, teas, matcha, pastries, morning and lunch sandwiches, salads, wraps, bowls and an afternoon menu with beer, wine and food offerings. They plan a cafe that will accommodate the growth of Post Falls. It should be complete next summer.

HDG Architecture did the design branding and consulting with Josh Hissong and Aubrey Plaisance. Check

Regulate Youth Services offers a gym and pool

A sensory gym and pool are available for kids at Regulate Youth Services at 7780 N. Mineral Drive.

It includes indoor swings, a trampoline, zip-line, climbing wall, swim lessons, life-skills classes, adaptive dance fitness and support broker family-directed services.

Owners Doug and Tawni Sullivan have hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Check

Shift Fitness opens in Post Falls at Millworx

Offering many options and personal and group training and classes, Shift Fitness has opened in the Millworx development at 910 E. Fourth Ave. (Suite B) in Post Falls.

The full gym access includes cardio equipment, weight and cable machines, free weights, semi-private personal training sessions, nutritional and mindset coaching and small-group classes of yoga-stretch, kickboxing, resistance and circuit training.

Hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays with co-owners Jodi Smith and Wes Smith, and staff Jacob Smith, Julie Caldwell, Sean Hoppe and Justin Caldwell. Phone 208-416-1183. Check

PJ's Corner Grill opens in Silver Lake Mall

With eat-in and take-out options, PJ's Corner Grill has opened in the entry foodcourt of the Silver Lake Mall.

Owner Paula Taylor and Karen Markarian specialize in burgers, hot dogs, soups, salads, breakfast burritos and biscuits and gravy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays). Phone 909-239-2441.

Summit Family Chiropractic opens in Post Falls

With a mission to empower longer, healthier lives through chiropractic care, Summit Family Chiropractic has opened a MaxLiving Health Center at 1590 E. Seltice Way (Suite 101) in Post Falls.

Dr. Tanner Klein and his team use an integration of the five essentials — healthy nervous system, positive mindset, functional medicine, nutrition, exercise and detoxification for natural health care, and wellness through sustainable health. Schedule coordinator is Melissa Lyman.

For open hours check Phone 208-961-3600. Summit Family Chiropractic has also had a location at 2634 Government Way for 12 years.

Lake City Juice Bar opens in midtown

With all-natural products, Callie Kellogg has opened Lake City Juice Bar at 315 E. Walnut Ave. (the old Garnet Cafe location) in midtown.

She offers fresh cold-pressed juices, wellness shots, detox cleanses, gluten-free and vegan avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches, weekly salad specials, fresh smoothie bowls, protein smoothies, Superfood Coffees, organic teas, soups in the fall and winter and lunch specials (starting soon).

With tables inside and on the patio, pre-ordering is available and curbside pick-up and delivery will be offered soon. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. She's also at the Kootenai Farmers' Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Phone 208-651-3325. Check Lake City Juice on Instagram and Facebook.

North Idaho Eye Institute expands in Post Falls

Expanding from six exam lanes to 18 when it moves from 1110 Polston Ave., North Idaho Eye Institute will soon open in the building that formerly was Teton House Restaurant at 1901 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls.

Also with locations in Coeur d'Alene and Hayden, the multiple ophthalmologists and optometrists address specific eye-care needs and will have 10 providers in Post Falls for cataract surgery, macular degeneration, medical retina, glaucoma, pediatrics and an optical center.

Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in Post Falls, the staff includes Doctors Tad Buckland, Alison Granier, David Dance, Sara Duke, Whitney Smith, Drew Thomas, John Weisel, John Calderwood, Katie Gleason and Ali Heaton. Alysse Craner is a practice administrator.

Phone 208-667-2531. Check

Linked Studios opens at 401 N. Second

Offering permanent jewelry and custom hat bar experiences, Linked Studios has opened at 401 N. Second St. in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

Sarah McDonnell and Aly Petrie offer a chain selection of more than 150 options, charms and connectors and custom hats that are a personality statement with accessories or bling.

Linked Studios space also can be used for private events and fundraisers. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone 208-277-4985. Check

De Leon's Tex-Mex Grill to open soon

The building that was Cosmic Cowboy Grill at 412 W. Haycraft Ave. will soon open as De Leon's Tex-Mex Grill.

Sergio and Mayra De Leon use authentic family Mexican recipes for fast-casual scratch foods with dine-in, to-go, delivery and catering services for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The place has 90 indoor seats and 24 on the patio for the full menu with beer and wine to be added.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

De Leon Foods started as a Spokane grocery store and grew to three restaurant locations selling products to other restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores. The De Leons are helped by Deyla Tanner, Chris White and Shannon Bryant. Check

KJ Watersports moves to the waterfront

Offering many options for water activities, KJ Watersports now has a floating boathouse at 1031 Academic Way (where Lake Coeur d'Alene goes into the Spokane River).

Moving from its former location on Northwest Boulevard, KJ Watersports offers deliveries on deck boats, fishing boats, pontoons, ski boats, wave runners, kneeboards, tubes, wake surfers and tritoons to Lake Coeur d'Alene and Hayden Lake with hourly rentals and multi-day discounts.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Phone 208-817-9040. Check or

TownPlace Suites by Marriott Hotels to open in November

The TownPlace Suites by Marriott Hotels will open about the end of November where the Outback Steakhouse restaurant was in Northwood Center Court southeast of the intersection of Interstate 90 and Northwest Boulevard.

The four-story building will offer 83 rooms and suites (some dog friendly) with amenities including a pool, hot-tub, fitness room, a lobby area for gatherings and a quick-breakfast area.

Cascadia Pizza Co. coming to Rathdrum

With 100% wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired products, a Cascadia Pizza Co. is "coming soon" to Rathdrum.

Located at 8083 W. Main St. (at the corner of Mill Avenue), the location is Cascadia's fifth with others starting in the Seattle area in 2015. It should open in the spring with indoor and outdoor seating and take-out.

Local owner Raffi Peltekian uses high-quality flour that is grown and milled locally. His mobile vehicle is active at outdoor and social events and offers caterings for the community environment.

Phone 208-210-7444. Email Check

Other new places coming along Highway 41

Watch for new places coming to the Rathdrum area primarily near Highway 41 headed south toward Post Falls.

They include a combination gas station-convenience store (at Lancaster and Meyer Road) and a Silverlake Automotive near McDonald's at the highways 41-53 intersection, a Metro Express car wash and the Cascadia Pizza Co., mentioned above.

Wellness Bar opens Riverstone location

The Wellness Bar opened a new location Sept. 11 in Riverstone. They offer cold, pressed juices, acai bowls, smoothies, ginger shots and more at a shop next to the Culinary Stone, 2133 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene.

Hours are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Now the Tidbits

• A four-story 151-room Hyatt Place Hotel is planned for the Millworx development on Fourth Avenue in Post Falls.

• Modern Roots natural soaps and body care will be at 110 N. Fourth St.

• Mountain View Business Center is offering commercial leases for flex space in the new building at 9044 W. Prairie Ave. Pacific Mechanical & Electric will be in around Oct. 1. Three other spaces are available through Jeffrey Simonds of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty at 208-518-8860 or 208-765-2222.

• The seasonal Coeur d'Alene Flea Market with more than 40 vendors at the Roosevelt Inn, 105 E. Wallace Ave. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Oct. 8. It includes crafts, eats, live music and more. Phone 208-691-2670. Check

• Describing it as a "new product vendor mall," Marketplace@Miles is under construction in the southeast corner of Government Way and Miles Avenue in Hayden. Spaces in a variety of sizes are available for retail vendors with additional onsite storage offered. It should open before the holiday shopping season. Information is through Commercial Real Estate Consultants at 208-691-5328 and

• A new facility for Bolton Law is being built at 2317 N. Merritt Creek Loop just off Northwest Boulevard on the east end of Riverstone. The new location should open in the spring. Check

• New coffee drive-throughs will be Jitterz at 1422 Northwest Blvd. and Wake-Up Call at Cherry and U.S. 95.

• Watch for a change of occupant at 245 W. Bosanko.

• A third location for Riverstone Dental Care is being built at the intersection of Ramsey Road and Prairie Avenue. Planning to open at the end of the year, it will join the company's current locations at 2344 N. Merritt Creek Loop in Coeur d'Alene and 3095 E. Mullan Ave. (Suite 400) in Post Falls. Phone 208-676-8500. Check

• Three suites are available in a new building at 2420 Government Way. Ranging from 898 to 915 square feet, each unit is a shell with a fully finished bathroom with tenants finishing the balance of the space. For information, contact Danny Davis of Coldwell Banker Commercial real estate at 2000 Northwest Blvd. Phone 208-765-2222.

• 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 of Northwest Realty Group at 208-664-4200 or

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

• 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 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.

• A new Marriott Hotel will evidently be built downtown.

• A Gates Dental building will be at 2208 N. Merritt Creek Road.

• 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 Clinic (formerly Beacon Cancer Care) opened Aug. 28 in its new location at 3815 N. Schreiber Way. Ironwood Family Practice will also be moving into the building in February 2024. 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. Make-A-Wish Idaho is new at 362 N. Herborn.

• 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.

• The neighboring Anthem Corners project has one of the three suites leased with two units available. They can be combined for a 3,920-square-foot unit. Contact Joel Johnson of Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller at 208-771-6068.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Ariat, Kimes Ranch and Wrangler are western-wear stores that will be coming to 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.

• 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.

• Pilgrim's Market will expand to a building across the street.

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

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Rendering of the Rooted Social House project.


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Regulate Youth Services owners Tawni and Doug Sullivan.


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Shift Fitness staff (from left) Jacob Smith; Wes Smith, co-owner; Jodi Smith, co-owner; Julie Caldwell and Sean Hoppe.


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PJ's Corner Grill owners Paula Taylor, left, and Karen Markarian.


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Dr. Tanner Klein of Summitt Family Chiropractic with a patient.


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Lake City Juice Bar owner Callie Kellogg.


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The North Idaho Eye Institute's doctors, standing from left, are John Weisel, O.D., Tad Buckland, M.D., Whitney Smith, M.D., Drew Thomas, M.D., John Calderwood, O.D., and Katie Gleason, O.D. Sitting, Alison Granier, M.D., David Dance, M.D., and Sara Duke, M.D. Not pictured: FAAO, Ali Heaton, O.D. Doctors Buckland, Granier, Thomas, Calderwood, Gleason and Heaton will be available at the Post Falls location.


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The North Idaho Eye Institute Post Falls Clinic and Optical Shop will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting later this month.


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Aly Petrie, left, and Sarah McDonnell stand in front of Linked Studios.


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Sergio De Leon and his wife of 25 years, Mayra De Leon, in their restaurant, De Leon's Tex-Mex Grill.


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A rendering of the TownPlace Suites by Marriott Hotels.


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A rendering of the Rathdrum location of Cascadia Pizza Co.