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Riverstone McDonald's opening

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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 am

It's hard to miss the new McDonald's eatery at the entry into Riverstone. And it will be hard to miss its grand opening this coming weekend.

The Friday-to-Sunday event will include a visit from Ronald McDonald himself, face-painting, special prices and treats, prizes and visits from media personalities.

Coeur d'Alene's third Micky D's opened last weekend with a 24-hour drive-through (with two order drives) and indoor dining and ordering from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays).

The 4,500-square-foot place employs 60 people and seats 78 at tables, booths and a counter. The seating area has two TVs for watching sporting events.

Owner Mark Ray Jr. was born and raised in Spokane, graduated from Santa Clara University and also owns McDonald's in Post Falls and on Appleway.

Phone the new place at 664-5559.

Mini-mall planned for Fourth and Kathleen

Possibilities for a two-building mini-mall planned for the southwest corner of the traffic circle at Kathleen Avenue and Fourth Street include retail shops, home furnishings, business support services, a convenience store, an eatery and even a veterinary clinic.

The two-plus acre parcel would have buildings of 9,500 and 8,000 square feet with outdoor seating. The applicant is Selkirk Development of Spokane.

Ballard Golf Cars to Hayden

New and used golf cars, ATVs and UTVs are available at Ballard Golf Cars & Power Sports. The new store celebrated its grand opening this past week at 11494 N. Warren Road (off Highway 95 between Wyoming and Lancaster Roads) in Hayden.

The store also offers Cart Mechanic, a mobile service for golf car maintenance needs.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 to 4 Saturdays. Phone 691-9102. Check www.ballardgolfandpower.com.

Hang on for these Tidbits

- The grand opening for Aces Community Health Services is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at 1700 Schneidmiller Ave., Post Falls. Check www.aces-id.com.

- New businesses at the Winco Foods Crossroads at Appleway and Ramsey Road include a Jack-in-the-Box eatery and a Chase Bank in the southwest corner.

- Why do we say "a pair of pants?" Because we have two legs in the pants? We don't say we're wearing a pair of shirts though we have two arms in them. Hmmm.

- A shroud doesn't have pockets.

- Too bad the new Riverstone-entry McDonald's eating area doesn't look at the river. Remember when a downtown Cd'A McDonald's didn't stay alive?

- Try to see the Parade of Homes that ends today. The scope of houses is worthwhile.

- Contact Nils Rosdahl at nrosdahl@cdapress.com.

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  • Scottys_Neighbor posted at 9:55 am on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    Scottys_Neighbor Posts: 37

    Salt and grease is an American staple.

  • SeanC640 posted at 11:52 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    SeanC640 Posts: 16

    I said weeks ago that this kind of "growth" is not what the public has in mind. If you love CDA and you love the theme that Riverstone has started, then you will not buy from this McJunk as I intend to do. My family and friends already know that I will not go there EVER! I hope this store goes bust and they can put something in that is more of a local flavor with local owners that I can support.

  • hmmm53 posted at 9:28 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    hmmm53 Posts: 4

    I'm just happy the "M" is small...... and there isn't a 50 foot 'M' !!!!!!!!!!!! It is very disappointing now having to enter Riverstone with a McDonalds in your face. sigh....

  • concernedcitizen posted at 7:25 am on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530


    How about the fact there is another McDonalds exactly one and a half miles away from this location on Appleway. UGH!

    This is what happens when you allow people that are not even from the community to come and develop .

  • Cuda70 posted at 7:12 am on Wed, Aug 21, 2013.

    Cuda70 Posts: 4

    Great, another McDonalds - isn't that wonderful? Riverstone is a lovely development with authentic family restaurants, a nice channel to look at, gorgeous condos, and bam - right in your face, another fast food chain. Come on, was anyone else as disappointed as I was?

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