Published: March 26, 2024 | Updated: March 22, 2024

Business comings and goings

The Snake Pit at 1480 Coeur d'Alene River Road in Enaville near Kingston.

The Snake Pit at 1480 Coeur d'Alene River Road in Enaville near Kingston.

The Snake Pit to reopen in April

With possibly the most interesting website in North Idaho, The Snake Pit will reopen in April with new owners and plans.

Built In 1880 at 1480 Coeur d'Alene River Road, now in the Kingston area, new owners Viljo and Autumn Basso plan to retain the charm to the place that has received many names and occupants over its 144 years. The restaurant will have indoor and patio and picnic seating with a gazebo.

The website of is absolutely fascinating. Starting with limited hours, summer hours will begin on Memorial Day. Phone 208-682-3453. The Bassos also have the Syringa and Midtown Bluebird places on Fourth Street. Chad Oakland of Northwest Realty Group handled the sale.

Hula Pot restaurant opens in downtown Cd'A

Featuring a Hawaiian theme and menu, Hula Pot restaurant has opened at 114 N. Fourth St. in the former Canton location.

Owners Vincent and Jennifer Fong feature Hawaiian barbecue and hot pot with beer, wine, sake and soju with 76 seats, induction burners, two TVs, takeout and deliveries.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Phone 208-665-5758. Check hula_pot on Instagram.

Mavericks Men's Hair changes downtown

Offering a variety of options for men's heads, Mavericks Men's Hair has changed owners and experiences in the Innovation Den at 418 E. Lakeside Ave. (Suite 110) downtown.

Dominic Longo and Enrique Barajas and their staff offer a welcoming environment with "more than haircuts," hot towels, face shaves, head shaves, beard cuts and more with special prices for seniors, kids, military and first-responders.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Phone 208-597-1991. Check

Bodhicitta Counseling opens in Cd'A

Offering services for mental well-being, Greg Lippert has opened Bodhicitta Counseling at 250 Northwest Blvd. (Suite 110).

A licensed clinical professional counselor and honorably discharged U.S. Army combat veteran, Lippert brings 24 years of expertise in dual diagnosis, stress reduction and addiction counseling. He specializes in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for trauma, depression, anxiety therapy, substance abuse counseling and marriage and family therapy.

Weekday hours begin at 8 a.m., and vary by day. Phone 208-929-6845. Check Email

Yummy Crab Seafood opens

Offering a major menu with numerous options, Yummy Crab Seafood opened in the former Golden Corral building at 348 N. Fruitland Lane (west of U.S. 95).

The choices include appetizers, soups, fried baskets, rice, extras, a kids menu and several seafoods in different combos, flavors and spice levels, desserts, sodas, juices, beer and wine.

The facility has several tables in various rooms, a party room and five TVs. With its headquarters in North Carolina, the company has 32 places. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Phone 208-771-7055 or 208-771-7057. Check   

Vintage 77 opens in Post Falls

With a full list of liquors, beer and wine, Vintage 77 Bar & Lounge is in The Plaza at 740 N. Cecil Road (Suite 104) in Post Falls.

The place has tables, chairs and bar-top seating, snacks, dartboards, wall TVs, touch tunes, game consoles and speakers. A menu is from a neighboring restaurant.

Hours are 2 p.m. to closing and closed Sundays with owner Demitri Kermedis and manager Kalie Bell. Phone 208-262-9260. On Instagram check v77bar.

Pretty & Reckless on Government Way

With women's clothing and accessories catering to plus sizes, Pretty & Reckless Plus Size Boutique is at 4055 Government Way (Suite 12) in Coeur d'Alene.

Kati Hofman's store has hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Phone 208-425-6788. Check

It's A Love Story planned for Hayden

With an opening planned for April, It's A Love Story Books & Cafe will be at 8927 N. Hess St. (Suite A) in Hayden.

Tyann and Chris Bjorkman will offer a wide variety of romance books, coffee, bakery goods and seating for book clubs and events. Check

Ironwood Family Practice opens in new building

After being on Ironwood Drive since 1986, Ironwood Family Practice is open in a large new building at 3815 N. Schreiber Way (Suite 102).

The staff treats medical, health and wellness concerns for common and long-term illnesses and provides preventative care for overall health and well-being to patients of all ages. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Phone 208-667-4557. Check

Members of the staff include Nina Everson, Leah Weatherly, Geoff Emry, Hollie Mille, Tim Burns, Mark Walsworth, Justin Thompson, Aaron Drapeau and Doreen Krause. 

Heart City Barber opens in The Mill building

With more than just haircuts, Heart City Barber is the first business to open in The Mill building at 1705 Government Way (Suite 103).

Derek and Heather Rice offer theater seating, arcade games, flat-screen TVs, a small library, beard services and hot-towel shaves for customers of all ages.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Phone 208-769-9773.

First Steps Chiropractic moves in Hayden

Specializing in neuro-tonal chiropractic care for individuals and families, First Steps Chiropractic is in a new location at 8927 N. Hess St. (Suite D) in Hayden.

Started by Dr. Henry and Lindsay Kornegay in 2018, the staff provides help for a variety of conditions including autism, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, constipation, ADHD, seizures, chronic colds and coughs, apraxia, asthma, depression, speech delays, sleep challenges and care for pregnant moms, ear infections and sensory kids.

With Dr. Nicole Dees and assistants Kenzie Romero and Sara Kender, hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Phone 208-518-0705. Check

Roots Hair Studio expands in Hayden

Expanding next door, Roots Hair Studio now has three hair suites, two scalp facial suites and a miscellaneous room at 8927 N. Hess St. (Suites C and B) in Hayden.

The full service hair salon offers scalp facials with traditional esthetician. Services will include a massage therapist and microblading tattoo eyebrows.

Amy Jones' staff includes Kris Clancy, Lisa Kaastad, Kaylin Marjes, Victoria Erickson, Ericka Houck, Kristi Agueros, Ashlee Harris, Aly Nagle, Charlee Colombini, Freedom Byers and Courtney Jurgens. Phone 208-449-8000. Check

Hours are Monday through Saturday by appointment.

Napa Auto Care opens in Stateline

Open in more than 17,000 locations nationally, Napa Auto Care has opened in a new building at 344 S. Beck Road in State Line.

Napa started as National Automotive Parts Association in 1925. Its first location was in Detroit. It has 66 places in Idaho.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Phone 208-712-4308.

Helmszz Deep Ink opens in Hayden

"If you think it, they can draw it" is the theme of Helmszz Deep Ink now open at 9045 N. Hess St. (Unit C) in Hayden.

Courtney Helms and Rylan Ascher offer custom designs ranging from realism, neo-traditional, tradition, fineline, anime/manga or black and gray from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Phone 509-280-4085 or contact

Now the Tidbits

• Runge's Furniture at 303 E. Spokane St. is closed for remodeling and will add Trader Joe's in about half the space.

• Flo's Coffee will be on Seltice Way east of Coeur d'Alene Honda.

• Takara Restaurant at 309 Lakeside is "Closed until further notice."

• A new larger building for The Oval Office is under construction on Spokane Street in Post Falls. It should be complete this summer with owner Raci Erdem, general contractor Rob Harsh and architect Mark Latham.

• A Marriott Hotel will be on about a half acre at 602 and 612 E. Sherman Ave. The six-story hotel will include 131 guest rooms, 130 parking stalls on the main level and three levels underground, an administration area, a bar, kitchen, lounge, dining area, meeting area, laundry, fitness room and a rooftop patio bar.

• A new facility for Peak Health and Wellness Center is under construction at 4425 N. Fennecus Road in Post Falls. It will move in August from 927 E. Polston (Suite 101). The new place will include eight indoor and eight outdoor pickleball courts, strength equipment, cardio and group fitness, a kids club, juice bar, pro shop and full locker room.

• The Goodwill store on Fourth Street will reopen in the summer with a $3 million remodel.

• North Point Plaza is the name of a commercial development planned for the northeast corner of Highway 41 and Poleline Road north of Post Falls. The project will include a Grocery Outlet and 7-Eleven store and seven pad sites for future projects. The developer is Corhaven Properties ( Stores should open late in 2024. For pad site information, contact Chad Carper of Kiemle Hagood at 509-991-2222 or email

• DOMA Coffee Roasting Company will open a cafe in the 3,000-square-foot main floor in the new building off the Centennial Trail at 3091 S. Atlas Road. It includes indoor and outdoor seating with views up and down the river, coffee, tea and local pastries and takeout. Owners Muir and Julia Harrison will open in April with hours 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Check      

• The Marcus Anderson building under construction at 8182 N. Wayne Drive in Hayden has commercial units to be occupied by Ascent Counseling and Marcus Anderson Family Foundation (now at 8382 N. Wayne Drive). A third unit of 1,508 square feet is available through Daranie Anderson at The building should be done in March.

• The Thomas George building under construction at Third Street and Front Avenue downtown will be 18 stories. It will comprise 60 condominiums on floors 4-18 with garages, an on-site concierge, a 24-hour gym, golf simulator, indoor-outdoor pool and a lakeview community terrace. The first floor will have a Union Roasters shop with coffees and pastries. For information, contact Hayden Anderl at 208-964-0234 or Check

• The Hess Professional Building at 8927 N. Hess St. in Hayden comprises four commercial units. Units have been leased to Roots Hair Studio and First Steps Chiropractic. One is available for lease through Rosenberger Construction at 208-772-5018. 

• The Appleway Quarter new building at 295 E. Appleway will have businesses on the ground floor and 24 apartments on the two floors above. Spaces are leased to 208 Massage & Spa and a tap house. The 6,000 square feet remaining could contain one to three units. Contact Chad Oakland at 208-704-2000 or Dan Stubbs shares ownership. The apartments (16 two-bedroom and eight one-bedroom) will have private decks and share common-area patios, an elevator and garages or carports. The building should be complete next fall by J. Meyer Construction with Momentum Architecture.

• Red Sea Massage Therapy is new at 411 W. Haycraft (Suite B2). Phone 208-651-6899.

• Built specifically for patients with mobility problems who need orthopedic outpatient surgery, the Hayden Surgery Center is under construction at 8552 Government Way. Check

• Opening later this winter, The Mill at 1705 Government Way is offering move-in specials for prospective tenants. The four-story building has 43 apartments with amenities of a prime location, a fitness center, a community clubhouse and a rooftop deck. To check the early bird specials, phone 208-664-5081 (Ext. 216). The main floor is completely leased to the commercial tenants of the Ten/6 restaurant, Copal Salon, Heart City Barber, Fiore Beauty & Wellness and Lia at the Lake. 

• Planning a March completion, Legacy Heating & Cooling is building a new complex at 110 W. Lions Way in Hayden. The company offers commercial heating and cooling repair, replacement, maintenance and new construction. Phone 208-762-2777. Check

• After more than 25 years in Kootenai County, Hayden Lake Physical Therapy & Aquatics is adding a new place at the corner of Highway 41 and Early Dawn in Post Falls. Check           

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

• With 100% wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired products, a Cascadia Pizza Co. is "coming soon" to Rathdrum at 8083 W. Main St. (at the corner of Mill Avenue). It should open in the spring with indoor and outdoor seating, and takeout. Check

• 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.

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

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

• Belle Niche with women's clothing and formals is having a closing sale until the end of March in the Silver Lake Mall. Phone 208-699-4452.

• 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

• A third location for Riverstone Dental Care is being built at the intersection of Ramsey Road and Prairie Avenue. Planning to open soon, 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

• One suite is available in a new building at 2420 Government Way. Two suites are leased. 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.

• 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 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. 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.

• 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 is at 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.

• 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.

• Cascadia Pizza will be in the former Firehouse Subs place at 1422 W. Appleway.

• 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. 

• Lake Forest Interior Design is under construction at 9245 Government Way in Hayden. 

• 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.

• 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 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 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.

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

• 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.

• A large Farwest Steel Corp. building is under construction at Pleasantview and Seltice Way.

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

All the places in Tidbits that have changed dates or information should let me know.

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    Hula Pot owners Jennifer and Vincent Fong.

    Mavericks Men's Hair owners Enrique Barajas (left) and Dominic Longo.
    Greg Lippert
    David Zhang at Yummy Crab Seafood in Coeur d'Alene.
    Vintage 77 owner Demitri Kermedis and manager Kalie Bell.

    Kati Hofman, owner of Pretty & Reckless Plus Size Boutique.

    Tyann and Chris Bjorkman, owners of It's A Love Story Books & Cafe in Hayden.
    Ironwood Family Practice physicians (from left) Justin Thompson, MD; Mark Walsworth, MD; Leah Weatherly, MD; Hollie Mills, MD; Tim Burns, MD; and Geoff Emry, MD.

    Derek and Heather Rice, owners of Heart City Barber.
    Dr. Nicole Dees and Dr. Henry Kornegay of First Steps Chiropractic.

    Amy Jones, owner of Roots Hair Studio.
 Rylan Ascher and Courtney Helms of Helmszz Deep Ink.