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Gyro Shack opening this week

| August 6, 2017 1:00 AM

Known for customized Greek gyros (sandwiches) and zesty sauces, the Gyro Shack eatery is opening in Suite B in Ironwood Square on Wednesday.

The Mediterranean favorites there include BLTs, vegetarian, Greek salads, hummus, pitas and more. The opening will include swag giveaways of grocery tote bags, cozies and drink tumblers.

Hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Owners D.J. and Tanya Cavanaugh will offer catering to businesses in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Post Falls. Customers can win points for dollars spent.

Founded by the Zaharioudakis family in Boise, Gyro Shack has four outlets there and two in Western Washington. In Coeur d’Alene phone 667-GYRO (4976). Check www.

Cd’A Coffee Co.

at Innovation Den

The Coeur d’Alene Coffee Company opened this past week in the Innovation Den at 418 E. Lakeside Ave. (downtown). The completely rebuilt, 34,000-square-foot former Elks building includes the coffee house, a barber shop, 52 (!) offices, four large suites, two large co-working areas and a private club. The main room has a viewing screen of 26 feet.

Offering many blended roasted coffees, the coffee shop has tables inside and on a deck, at a bar and by couches by a large fireplace. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and will be expanding.

“We roast in-house coffees from around the world, and we’re building a great family of baristas,” said owner Danelle Peterson. “We’ll give back a portion of what we make to help the community and sponsor innovation in Coeur d’Alene.

Maverick’s Men’s

Hair also inside

Haircuts by a guy that cares is obvious in Maverick’s Men’s Hair barbershop inside the Innovation Den at 418 E. Lakeside Avenue.

Owner Michael Kassarjian has many years experience and has the place looking interesting, friendly and professional. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Phone 640-3381.

All around the renovated building are special meeting rooms and 52 offices, with only five left available. Contact Doug Smoot at 818-6313 or

Safeguard Equipment

detects ‘bad’ electricity

Safeguard Equipment, a company of three young men, has developed a wearable unit (such as being clipped to a garment or hat) that can detect both the proximity and direction of a potentially harmful source of electricity. The product called Beacon is designed to be worn by utility linemen, construction workers, firefighters and disaster relief teams.

“We’re dedicated to making our product release date in December,” said co-founder Brandon Bledsoe. “Our team is passionate about developing a product that makes lives safer and stress free.”

Other members of his team, who all met in college, include Timothy Ledford and John Thompson. They moved their office to Cd’A from Spokane. Check

Kitchen Coeur d’Alene

in Silver Lake Mall

Helping regional food entrepreneurs, Kitchen Coeur d’Alene has opened at the entry to the food court in Silver Lake Mall.

Approved by the health department, the business features a full cook line with convection ovens, a six-burner stove, ice machine and 40-gallon steam kettle. Hourly rates start at $15.

“It’s a food business incubator to help startups and mid-sized businesses get going,” said Jayme Cozzetto, director. “You can quickly grow your business without huge startup costs.”

The business is always open. Phone 509-868-7710. Check

Now for the Tidbits

- Businesses coming into the former Hancock Fabrics location in Prairie Shopping Center are Overstocked Mattresses & Furniture and an Idaho State Liquor Store. Openings coming on Fourth Street include a real estate office, the Relic Moon offering piercing and body jewelry and the White Pine coffee place. Highland Dance Studio, a nail salon, Encore Shoes and Solutions People call center are coming to Silver Lake Mall.

- Post Falls openings in the next weeks include Popeye’s and Riverstone Dental Care. Philly Express will be on Northwest Boulevard, and Fast Cash 4 Cards and Massage Envy businesses will be in Ironwood Square.

- Hollywood Revolver will be off Seltice Way, Aspen Dental on Ironwood-Highway 95, El Taco Loco off Canfield Ave., Castaway Cellars in the Plaza Shops, EyeGuys Optical and Idaho Central Credit Union in Hayden, Rumour Boutique expanding on Government Way and Vine & Olive in Riverstone.

- On Appleway watch for Chinatown restaurant (where Dragon House was), Firehouse Subs and Dairy Queen. Fuel Fitness & Nutrition has a new building at Haycraft and Govt Way, and J.E. Design-Build, Northwest Insurance Associates, Shine Salon and Surf My Ad software company are in a new building at 724 E. Lakeside. Shilo Inn on Appleway will change to Comfort Suites after a major remodel.

- A reader asked about the difference between “shall” and “will.” Here’s how retired NIC English instructor Dr. Virginia Tinsley-Johnson answered: It used to be that “will” was used with first person and “shall” for second and third, and they were reversed for emphasis. (I shall do what I want to! You will do as you’re told!) Now it really doesn’t make any difference, and Americans hardly ever even use “shall.” It sounds too old-fashioned, I guess.

- No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery. Oh, to stand still is stationary.

- Hmmm. Why is Spokane Street in Post Falls so narrow for a few blocks north of Poleline but good and wide on both the north and south ends?

- Contact Nils Rosdahl at