NILS ROSDAHL: BUSINESS BITS — Decor shop, at home, opens in former Kmart

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  • Courtesy photo Employees of the at home superstore that opened in the former Kmart building.

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    Courtesy photo Velvet Hammer Boutique will open Saturday at 2049 N. Main St. in Riverstone.

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    Courtesy photo The Path Hot Yoga, 117 N. Fourth St., will hold a grand opening from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.

  • Courtesy photo Employees of the at home superstore that opened in the former Kmart building.

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    Courtesy photo Velvet Hammer Boutique will open Saturday at 2049 N. Main St. in Riverstone.

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    Courtesy photo The Path Hot Yoga, 117 N. Fourth St., will hold a grand opening from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.

A leading home decor superstore, at home (spelled without capitals) opened this week in the former Kmart building at 201 Neider Ave.

Based on a warehouse model, at home offers more than 50,000 on-trend home products from furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal decor. The focus is on providing the broadest assortment of products to suit every room in every style for any budget.

Hours at the local store are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 9 p.m. Sundays. With almost 30 employees, the store occupies about 90,000 square feet, two thirds of the building, with a second occupant not named yet. The company has about 180 stores with its headquarters in Plano, Texas.

District manager Tracy Temple explained the non-cap spelling with “We want to be ‘at home.’” Phone 208-500-9638. Check The grand opening is Saturday, June 22, with the first 50 customers given a mystery gift card valued at $20 to $200.

CDA Corner Store

opens downtown

Complete convenience store items are offered at CDA Corner Store that opened this week in the former Dingle Hardware location (where Sports Cellar was) at 402 E. Sherman.

Debbie Ward, owner of the building with her husband, Craig, described it as a “glorified” convenience store with seasonal clothing and “beach goods.” They plan to add a kitchen later with outside tables.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Phone 208-930-4516. A website is planned.

The Underground Expressions business remains in the basement, and the Wards have renovated the second and third stories of the building with various size office spaces available. Phone 208-699-1999.

Velvet Hammer Boutique opening in Riverstone

With contemporary women’s and little girls’ clothing, Velvet Hammer Boutique plans to open Saturday at 2049 N. Main St. in Riverstone.

Stylists will help clients find a wardrobe specifically suited for them. The wardrobe stresses a combination of femininity and strength, firm and strong, with eloquence and grace. Girls’ choices combine playful and dressy clothing for everyday and special occasions. Owners are Krista and Michael Dickson.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Phone 208-930-1254. Check

The Path Hot Yoga

opens downtown

The grand opening for The Path Hot Yoga is 5-8 p.m. Friday in Suite 001 in the basement of the historic Wiggett Building at 117 N. Fourth St. (at Lakeside).

Owner Nicole Rainey and Noelle Otersen Loparco, studio manager, will offer snacks, drinks, giveaways, prizes, chair massages and the meeting and greeting of yoga instructors and wellness practitioners.

Hours will vary. Phone 208-962-1643. Check

Now for the Tidbits

• A Belle’s Brunch House restaurant and a Chops butcher shop will open in Lancaster Center at Highway 95 and Lancaster.

• Surf Shack is coming to the former Dairy Queen building on Appleway.

• Black Lodge Brewing will open in July at 204 N. Third St.

• Shiki Sushi will be on Sherman.

• Coeur d’Alene Paving and CDA Redi Mix are building a new place at 3110 N. Government Way.

• Bear Paw Cookies will have a new store in Riverstone.

• A Hardwick & Sons hardware store is coming to Post Falls.

• The Bier Haus will be in the former Camera Corral building at 515 Sherman.

• The Glo Bar has moved from Riverstone to Kathleen Avenue.

• A new Jitterz Espresso stand will be at 7795 N. Heartland Ave.

• CoffeeWorks coffee machine supplier will have a place on Seltice Way.

• STCU will open a Bonner County branch in Ponderay June 18 and one in Rathdrum later in the year.

• Wake Up Call Coffee will be in the former Taco Time building at 2517 N. Fourth.

• The new Bakery by the Lake will be on Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive.

• Aesthetica Skin & Beauty Bar will be at 1111 E. Sherman.

• A Maverik gas station-convenience store is under construction at State Line. And a new Maverik will be built in the southwest corner of Government Way and Dalton Avenue.

• HuHot Mongolian Grill will occupy the former Payless Shoes space and more in Ironwood Square.

• AutoZone is building a new place at Highway 54 and Sylvan Lane in Athol.

• A new pub-eatery will open next to Vertical Earth on East Sherman.

• Release Float Spa will be at River City Plaza off Highway 4

• New places are coming to The Northern at Coeur d’Alene Place on Ramsey Road.

• Consign Furniture will build a new structure in Riverstone.

• Franz Bakery will move from 1220 Government Way to 500 W. Dalton.

• Coeur d’Alene Vision Source is building a new place at 3879 N. Schreiber Way.

• Staybridge Suites hotel is under construction in Riverstone. A Marriott Fairfield Inn is planned for nearby on Ironwood.

• A new building for Idaho Central Credit Union is under construction at 1327 W. Appleway.

• North Idaho Eye Institute has a building under construction across from the Hayden library.

• Bi-Mart will open a new store in the former Stein’s Family Foods building at 16102 N. Highway 41 in Rathdrum.

• Last week an item about the new P1FCU location in Rathdrum said the “F” stands for “Federal.” A reader correctly pointed out that it stands for “Financial.” Thanks, sir.

• Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Since it’s a feminine name, does it mean women are going in the “right” direction?

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