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Twigs at River Park Square announces $2.1 million remodel and expansion



Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, celebrating their 14th anniversary at River Park Square. has announced an extensive remodel of that location which will take place between July and August of this year. The $2.1 million project expands the restaurant to 8,000 square feet and will include a 1,400 square foot addition to the atrium called 'The Landing' at Twigs. When completed the restaurant will feature a much larger lounge area, expanded kitchen and more spacious dining room.

The expansion will nearly double the number of employees, 35 now, and expected to grow to 65 after completion. ALSC Architects, Russell Page Architects, Paint Room Studios and Vandervert Construction are all involved in the design and construction efforts.


Komen Race for the Cure is April 26

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to their mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen Grants Program. This year's race is Sunday, April 26. And you don't have to 'race', it's also a very nice walk for a very good cause.

Go to komeneasternwashington.org for more information and to register.

Catholic Charities and Volunteers of America developing new low income housing



Catholic Charities and Volunteers of America are both developing similar looking low income apartment buildings, near each other on East Second Avenue. Each will be four stories and provide 51 homes. The Catholic Charities building is Father Bach II at 201 East Second, which, like their Father Bach Haven that opened in 2013 at 108 S State Street, will provide apartments for the chronically homeless. The Volunteers of America project is also in the development stages at 217 East Second and will provide transitional housing.


Taste Victor's Hummus products at TASTE Cafe & Fine Art



Jim and Mary Ann McCurdy's TASTE Cafe & Fine Art, at the corner of 2nd and Howard, now features the very popular Victor Foods' hummus products to be offered in vegetarian wraps as well as a three flavor hummus platter.

TASTE Cafe & Fine Art offers tasty food emphasizing health. The fare includes an impressive array of salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups and great signature cookies. With a commitment to support local products and businesses, TASTE Cafe also offers meal order delivery service and catering, as well as their lovely space for private meetings, parties in the evenings and weekends. Visit the TASTE's facebook page and www.victorfoods.com. TASTE'S website is under construction and will be available by May 15. Left to right inn the photo are Heather Allison, Melissa Elwing, Victor Azar, Brittany Dydycha, Mary Ann & Jim McCurdy and Rochelle Durruthy.

Gerardo's taking over Chapala location on Third Avenue

Gerardo's Mexican Food, of Spokane, will be taking over 1,900 square feet of space at 603 West Third Ave, that formerly was occupied by a Chapala Mexican Food restaurant. Gerardo's has another restaurant at 2706 N. Monroe, and they are also planning to open a location in Cheney.

Coffman Engineers announces merger with Sprinkler Technology Design

Coffman Engineers, Inc., a mid-sized, multidiscipline engineering firm, has announced a merger with Bozeman-based fire protection engineering firm Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. The merger is part of the Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. strategic growth plan and supports Coffman Engineers' continued fire protection engineering department expansion.

As part of the merger, Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. founder Dave Hughes, P.E. will remain with the company in the Principal Advisor position. The two other company principals Jason Anderson, P.E. and Mark Gouveia, P.E. will transition to principals at Coffman Engineers. Sprinkler Technology Design staff and Coffman Engineers' Bozeman office staff will remain in their respective office spaces for the time being and will eventually merge into a single Bozeman office space. Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. will transition their branding to align with Coffman Engineers over the next several months.

Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. has been a longtime ally of Coffman Engineers, collaborating on projects with other Coffman Engineers office locations including Alaska and Hawaii. Sprinkler Technology Design is a well-respected company with a staff of professionals who share similar values. Coffman Engineers will continue to support Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. clients and contracts currently in place.


Premier Home Improvement show is this weekend

The Premier Home Improvement Show presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association is this Friday through Sunday, April 10-12 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This 16th annual show will feature over 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement, including landscaping, flooring, decks and patios, kitchens and baths, pools and spas, sunrooms, windows and doors, and much more.

Show hours are Friday, April 10, noon to 7pm, Saturday, April 11, 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, April 12, 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8 for adults, children 12 and under are free. More information can be found at spokanepremiershow.com.


New tenant for Spokane Business & Industrial Park

All About Fun, LLC has leased approximately 5,360 square feet of space in Building 15 in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park at 3808 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. Their primary business is sales and warehousing of home recreation items.

Mobius Science Center opens Wednesday in the Library

Mobius Science Center is re-opening in the Downtown Spokane Library this Wednesday. Mayor Condon kicks off the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception at 11:30am.

The Downtown Spokane Library has generously offered to partner with the science center, while their next location is under construction. Keep an eye out for more news about Mobius' new home, and their grand re-opening later this year.

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