Post Falls Hyundai dealership changes hands

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The Post Falls Findlay Hyundai automobile franchise was purchased in June by Midway Automotive Group and is now Midway Hyundai.

Now located in its original place at 1665 E. Edmonton, next summer it will move to a new building with a showroom, service center and parts department at 1885 E. Polston.

Owners are brothers Tyson, Zach and Luke Arrotta, each managing the sales, service and finance departments. Selling new and preowned cars, trucks and SUVs and Tige boats, the family has been in the automotive business for more than 30 years.

Hours for sales are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Service and parts are open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Phone 619-2500. Check

Hayden’s Little Caeser’s to open Wednesday

A drive-through window to pick up “hot-and-ready deals” will be featured at the new Little Caeser’s Pizza at 8220 N. Cornerstone Drive (between Jimmy John’s and Biolife) in Hayden.

Opening Wednesday, Little Caeser’s offers regular round crust and deep-dish pizza, crazy bread, cheese breads, chicken wings in various flavors, salads and Pepsi products. With about 30 employees, owners Mike and Noelle Ethington say they will deliver large orders to schools, churches and sporting events when asked.

Little Caeser’s is the world’s largest carry-out pizza chain with 4,060 stores.

Store hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Phone 719-9028.

Athol’s ‘The Crossings’ may be major place

A new building should be complete next spring at The Crossings on the east side of Highway 95 in Athol, and will employ about 100 people. Currently a Super 1 Foods and Ace Hardware are the only definite businesses coming to the site and the new construction will be Super 1’s 19th location with a deli, bakery, meat department and organic-natural foods section.

Many more businesses are projected for the 37-acre project. The area presently is under-served, but it has tremendous potential with Silverwood Theme Park, Farragut State Park, the town of Bayview and Lake Pend Oreille nearby.

Other businesses proposed on The Crossings printed plan include a hotel (90 to 120-room range), a travel plaza with gas and food and several pad sites with restaurants, a bank, auto retailer, dentist, medical-veterinarian place and offices.

Check the site plan And for Super 1 Foods check

Now for the Tidbits

• On Fourth Street watch for openings of a real estate office, the Relic Moon offering piercing and body jewelry and the White Pine coffee place. Openings in the next weeks include Popeye’s and Riverstone Dental Care in Post Falls, Philly Express on Northwest Boulevard, the Gyro Shack, Fast Cash 4 Cards and Massage Envy in Ironwood Square, Hollywood Revolver off Seltice Way, Aspen Dental on Ironwood-Highway 95, El Taco Loco off Canfield Avenue, Castaway Cellars in the Plaza Shops, EyeGuys Optical and Idaho Central Credit Union in Hayden, Rumour Boutique expanding on Government Way, Vine & Olive in Riverstone, Chinatown restaurant (where Dragon House was), Firehouse Subs and Dairy Queen on Appleway, Fuel Fitness & Nutrition in a new building at Haycraft and Government Way and J.E. Design-Build, Northwest Insurance Associates, Shine Salon and a software company in a new building at 724 E. Lakeside.

• Shilo Inn on Appleway will change to Comfort Suites after a major remodel. Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Post Falls will move to the north side of Mullan. Lost & Found Antiques in Silver Lake Mall will move across the hall to make more room for Encore Shoes. And watch for news on a call center (with 300 employees) coming where Sports Authority used to be.

• Readers have asked about new construction underway at 3773 N. Ramsey Road (south of Core Accounting Services). It will be the Centennial Pines apartment complex with three two-story buildings with 36 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms. The owner is Copper Basin Construction.

• Lowercase directions and capitalize regions such as “The storm coming to North Idaho is coming from west of Seattle.”

• Police in Oakland, Calif., spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing 10 teargas canisters, officers discovered the man was standing beside them in the police line shouting, “Please come out and give yourself up.”

• Sign on a septic tank truck: “Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels.”

• Dalton Avenue headed west needs a right-turn lane onto Highway 95 north.

• Contact Nils Rosdahl at

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