StanCraft to move to Hayden

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A new building of more than 30,000 square feet to anchor its 9-acre parcel with another 72,000- square-foot structure will give StanCraft Boat Co. combined with Juliette Corp. and StanCraft Marine Centers a new corporate headquarters at 2936 W. Dakota Ave. in Hayden.

The third-generation company, which started on Flathead Lake, Mont., in 1933, will leave its present location at 4739 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls, in mid-December. It will retain its MasterCraft dealership at 1705 Northwest Blvd. and its storage and service facility at 50383 N. Old Highway 95.

StanCraft builds custom mahogany boats from 14.5 feet to 46 feet and ships them worldwide. With its other dealerships in Portland and Phoenix, the company also deals fiberglass manufactured boats of Formula and Chris Craft and pontoon lines Premier and Manitou and provides full-service dock repair, boat lifts, mechanical services and storage.

Owners Robb and Amy Bloem have 65 employees and will add more with the new location. Hours are 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Phone 457-8000. Check and

Cd'A Domino's expanding

A major expansion in the kitchen and adding a dining room are in the works at Domino's Pizza in the plaza in the southeast corner of Neider Avenue and Government Way.

The changes include a triple stack of three ovens and adding a make-line refrigerated table and a salad and beverage merchandiser. The decor will change with tiles, a manager's chalk board to write specials and a 60-inch TV in the dining area.

"We'll be adding a secret menu item and three salads," said Jim Hightower, owner with his wife Melissa since 1998. They also have Domino's in Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum. He owns two stores with his son Rhett in Great Falls, Mont., and Rhett owns four more in Billings, Mont.

"We plan to build several more stores in Montana, and we likely will build two more stores in North Idaho by the end of the decade," Jim said.

The Domino's chain began in 1960 and has about 11,000 stores in 70 countries, delivering a million pizzas a day worldwide. The Hightowers have 105 employees among their four stores in North Idaho. Coeur d'Alene hours are 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Phone 765-1216 in Cd'A, 457-1216 in Post Falls, 772-8210 in Hayden and 687-3480 in Rathdrum. Check

Hookah lounge open on Fourth

The use of hookah smoke machines of various qualities and choices of tobacco are offered at Paradise Hookah Lounge now open at 2506 N. Fourth St. (south of Napa Auto Parts).

The place has comfortable seating for 98 people and 25 machines offering six brands and 30 flavors, mostly from Egypt. Owner Roni Boulos, originally from Iraq, also offers non-alcohol beverages, including Turkish coffee, and snacks and sells hookahs and tobacco. Customers can play air hockey and pool.

The business opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, midnight on Sundays and 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Many Tidbits this week!

- A sign saying "Coming Soon--New Retail Center" is on Appleway property between Top of China Buffet and Panhandle Carpet One. It shows five suites in the 1,700-1,800-square-foot range. We have a call in to for more information.

- We hear a Cracker Barrel restaurant is back on track (along with two other restaurants) on Lee Court bordered by Appleway, Ramsey Road and I-90.

- A Growler Guys beer and food business is planned for the now empty slot in the retail complex east of the Tuesday Morning store in the northeast corner of Appleway and Highway 95. This is behind the new construction of the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant between Walgreen's Drugs and Tomato Street restaurant. Parking might be challenging there when everything is operating.

- The 49-room Silver Lake Motel at Highway 95 and Sunshine Street has a new owner. Details later.

- Watch for Kandy's Boutique at 421 Sherman Ave., Northern Highlights Salon moving from 8475 Government Way to 2062 Main St. in Riverstone, Grease Monkey oil and lube shop coming to 3273 W. Seltice Way in Post Falls, Freedom Burritos to the old Susie's Kitchen building off Highway 95, Hagadone Directories-The Black Book moving to 201 N. Second St., Burger King reopening with a playland at 2956 E. Mullan in Post Falls, Premier Discount Center coming to 674 N. Pleasantview in Post Falls, the Bulldog Lounge opening in Silver Lake Mall and Pinot's Palette to 728 N. Fourth St. Whew!

- The final show of the Downtown Cd'A Concert Series is 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sherman Park Square, 316 Sherman Ave. The band Meet Revolver will play a Beatles tribute. Bring chairs, not blankets, to preserve room for everyone. It's free, thanks to the Cd'A Downtown Association and HandShake Productions.

- Contact Nils Rosdahl at

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