The Dirt: Vancouver-based catering company brings Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen to North Spokane

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A Vancouver, WA-based fast food company is bringing Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen to North Spokane.

bernardo | Spokane-based Wills Architects filed a pre-development application with the city last week on behalf of Ambrosia QSR for a 2,500 square foot Popeyes restaurant with drive-thru and 42 parking spaces at 9252 N Newport Highway, near Chick-fil -A.

Ian Poole, development director of Ambrosia QSR, confirmed that the company plans to open two Popeyes restaurants in North Spokane and the West Plains.

Both restaurants are expected to open in mid to late 2023, Poole said.

Spokesperson-Review previously reported in April that Ambrosia QSR had filed a pre-development application with the city for a Popeyes restaurant at 9558 WUS Highway 2.

Poole said Ambrosia QSR is also considering opening a Popeyes restaurant in the Pointe at Post Falls mixed-use development near the Idaho-Washington border.

The closest Popeyes to Spokane is at 767 N. Neufeld Lane in Post Falls.

Ambrosia QSR is a franchisee of over 150 Burger King and Popeyes restaurants in Oregon and Washington State. It operates 15 Popeyes restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.

The estimated cost of the project for North Spokane Popeyes is $955,000, depending on the application.

Entrepreneur Al Copeland founded Popeyes in New Orleans in 1972. The restaurant chain, which became popular for its tasty spicy chicken sandwiches, chicken tenderloins and fried shrimp, has since grown to more than 3,600 restaurants in the world.

Ambrosia QSR is the newest operator offering plans for a Popeyes in Spokane.

In 2016, Norcal Cajun Foods II Inc., based in Concord, Calif., applied to the city for a permit to build a Popeyes restaurant at 6710 N. Division St.

The permit application expired in 2018 and Maverik then built a gas station on the site.

Shop Weighs Liberty Lake

A women’s boutique that describes itself as having “classic style with a bit of edge” is considering an expansion to Liberty Lake.

Spokane Valley-based Silvey Construction filed a building permit application with the city on behalf of Reece Boutique for a new 1,540 square foot retail store at 21951 E. Country Vista Drive.

The value of the permit is $60,000, depending on the application.

Reece Boutique has a location at 12519 N. Division St. in North Spokane.

Summer opening of the dental office

The River District of Greenstone Corp. will host a new dental office.

Spokane Valley-based Miller Metge submitted a building permit application for the renovation of an existing building at 21808 E. Indiana Ave. to make room for River District Modern Dentistry.

The 3,650 square foot dental office is expected to open this summer, according to the River District Modern Dentistry website.

The contractor for the project is James Co., based in Seattle.

The value of the permit is $98,542, depending on the application.

A to Z Rentals is building a new store

A to Z Rentals and Sales is planning a retail store in Airway Heights, according to an environmental review filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The environmental review says A to Z Rentals is building a 4,800 square foot retail space with parking and storage at 11109 WUS Highway 2.

Spokane-based Fusion Architecture is designing the project.

Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, according to the environmental review.

A to Z Rentals has seven locations in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The company specializes in construction, lawn and garden equipment, as well as rentals and party supplies.

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