The Dirt: Former Exchange Publishing building on Third Avenue to be converted into restaurant, brewery

<p><p>A building that was once home to Exchange Publishing in downtown Spokane could be converted into a new restaurant and brewery.</p></p><p><p>Spokane-based Copeland Architects filed a pre-development application with the city to remodel the vacant building at 304 W. Third Ave. into the Paramour Brewpub.</p></p><p><p>Heath Family LLC, whose principals are Lisa and John Heath III, purchased the building for $600,000 in November, Spokane County Assessor’s Office records show.</p></p><p><p>Work calls for remodeling the building’s main floor into a brewery with a production area and taproom, and constructing a second-floor addition to accommodate a dining area and terrace.</p></p><p><p>The project’s estimated cost is $1.2 million, according to the application.</p></p><p><p>Exchange Publishing LLC had occupied the Third Avenue structure for nearly two decades before relocating to a larger building at 5111 E. Trent Ave. in 2019.</p></p><p><p>The Exchange is a free weekly classifieds newspaper distributed throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Exchange Publishing LLC also publishes Horse Previews, a quarterly horse and range magazine.</p></p><p><h3>MOD Pizza coming to Airway Heights</h3></p><p><p>MOD Pizza is planning to open a new location in Airway Heights.</p></p><p><p>The Seattle-based fast-casual pizza chain filed a permit application with the city to remodel more than 2,600 square feet of space in a retail building at 9746 W. U.S. Highway 2.</p></p><p><p>Indigo Urgent Care is also a tenant in the 8,500-square-foot retail building, which is directly south of the North 40 Outfitters store currently under construction.</p></p><p><p>The permit valuation is $250,000, according to the application.</p></p><p><p>MOD Pizza was founded in 2008 by husband and wife, Scott and Ally Svenson. It has five locations in the Spokane area and one in Coeur d’Alene.</p></p><p><h3>Wells Fargo plans new South Hill branch</h3></p><p><p>Wells Fargo is planning to open a new branch on the South Hill, according to a permit application filed with the city.</p></p><p><p>Wells Fargo filed the application to combine two retail spaces into one new branch location at 2915 E. 29th Ave. in the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center</p></p><p><p>Seattle-based Ankrom Moisan Architects is designing the more than 3,000-square-foot branch.</p></p><p><p>The project valuation is $950,000, according to the application.</p></p><p><p>Wells Fargo has five full-service branches in the Spokane area, including an existing location on the South Hill at 2910 E. 30th Ave.</p></p><p><h3>Developers move forward with downtown apartments</h3></p><p><p>A building occupied by Atticus Coffee &amp; Gifts and the Steelhead Bar &amp; Grille will be undergoing renovations on its upper floors to make way for apartments.</p></p><p><p>Howard Partners LLC filed a building permit application with the city last week to demolish walls on the structure’s second and third floors, which will be converted into the Howard Apartments.</p></p><p><p>Howard Partners LLC and Gerry’s Trees &amp; Nursery Inc. acquired the three-story, 23,380-square-foot building that spans 218 to 222 N. Howard St. for $1.4 million in August, Spokane County Assessor’s Office records show.</p></p><p><p>Atticus and the Steelhead Bar &amp; Grille will remain tenants in the building, Kevin Edwards, partner and broker with Hawkins Edwards Inc., a Spokane-based real estate development company, told The Spokesman-Review in August.</p></p><p><p>Edwards also said last month the investment group was conducting a cost analysis to determine whether it’s feasible to convert the building’s upper floors into 14 apartment units.</p></p><p><p>Spokane-based Russell Page Architects is designing the project. Barnes Homes Inc., of Spokane, is the project contractor.</p></p>