Verizon coming to Appleway and 4th

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A Cellular Sales store from Verizon Wireless will replace what has been several restaurants in the building being reconstructed on the northwest corner of Appleway and Fourth.

It will be the company’s first Idaho location with the nearest in Kennewick, Wash. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., the company has 560 stores in 30 states.

Planning to open Oct. 10, the store will have about 20 employees. Check

New office building at Lakeside-Eighth

A 3,750-square-foot office building for one to four tenants (about 945 square feet each) is under construction on the southwest corner of Lakeside Avenue and Eighth Street downtown.

A quiet, stout, energy-efficient building will result from the construction process using ICF (insulated concrete form) blocks stacked to make the walls of the place, said spokesman Robert Provost. The walls are then filled with 6 inches of concrete insulated by the foam blocks and serve as attachment points for the siding and drywall.

JL Design Build’s Jef Lemmon is the principal architect and builder and Reid Weathers the project manager. Potential occupants can contact The Tamarack Co. at 640-9693.

Custom Den opens in Riverstone

Engraving services and products are the specialty of Custom Den now open at 2035 Beebe Blvd. in Riverstone.

Gary Everson, part-owner of the former Everson Jewelry downtown, and his son, Brent, continue the family tradition of engraving that was in the basement of the downtown building. A new laser system has been added to the processes.

Their products include trophies, plaques, medals, acrylics, crystal, clocks, key chains, pens, mugs, cutting boards and personalized baby and wedding gifts.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 to 5 Saturdays. Phone 664-5093. Check

Gunder Construction plans major move

A major renovation of an existing building at 1525 Northwest Blvd. will become the new place next spring for Gunder Construction, now a few blocks north at 1025 W. Lacrosse Ave.

The 20-year-old company specializes in custom construction, light commercial, project management and development with 90 percent of its projects waterfront and private golf club builds.

Kevin Gunder heads the company with help from Shawn Smith, Jinny Jacobson, Charlie Libby and Chad Reed. Phone 691-7045. Check

Oil Can Henry’s now Valvoline

The Oil Can Henry’s business at 124 W. Hanley Ave. (west of Government Way) is now Valvoline Instant Oil Change. The store features service while you wait in your vehicle.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 to 5 Sundays. Phone 772-6722.

Now for the Tidbits

- Yes, many of the “new place” Tidbits are repetitious week to week until the new places are in business. But each week some are gone and new ones are added.

- Watch for an office of Waddell & Reed at 320 E. Neider, The Beauty Lounge and Prana Juice Bar on Sunset Avenue, Hart Capital in the McEuen Terrace building and Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House in the Parkside building on Front Avenue, Grabbagreen at Highway 95-Neider and the gas station-convenience store in the southwest corner of Highway 95 and Lancaster.

- On Sherman Avenue watch for Rustic restaurant at 309 Sherman (next to Clark’s Jewelry), Mountain Madness Soap at 310 Sherman (the former Everson Jewelry building), Community First Bank at 504 Sherman, STCU at 401 Front and a Starbucks where the gas-convenience store is at Sherman and Seventh.

- We also have Schini Family Dentistry building a new place in Riverstone and Sweeto Burrito building near Winco. New places in Post Falls will be Corby’s Tavern where the Good Time Tav was at Seltice and Elm, Popeyes, Green & Grounds Coffee Shop, Cricket Wireless, Silverlake Automotive, The Lean Bean and Dutch Bros. Coffee.

- Places evidently coming to the revised Post Falls Outlet Mall include 59:Escape Adventures, Ace Industrial Supply, SNR Costume Rental, Black-Ops Self Defense, My Big Fat Greek Deli, a comic book store and a coffee espresso store.

- Hopefully, the second-story facade being added to the new Verizon store at Appleway-Fourth won’t have one of those blaring-blinking advertisements that distract drivers.

- In writing, nicknames written behind first names (such as Henry “Scoop” Jackson) should be in quote marks unless that’s how the person is known, such as sports figures Babe Ruth and Tiger Woods.

- Contact Nils Rosdahl at

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