Pandora ring

The Dirt: Opening of a Pandora jewelry store in River Park Square; a new pizzeria is coming to downtown Spokane

Pandora, a Danish jewelry manufacturer and designer known for its customizable charm bracelets, is opening a retail store in River Park Square.

Commercial Permit Group, based in West End, North Carolina, has applied for a building permit with the city on behalf of Pandora to redevelop a 1,900 square foot space next to Athleta at River Park Square at 808 W. Main Ave., Suite 237.

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is designing the store. The contractor for the project has not yet been determined.

The value of the permit is $150,000, depending on the application.

Per Enevoldsen and his wife, Winnie, founded Pandora in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1982. The couple often traveled to Thailand in search of jewelry to import.

As the demand for products grew, they became jewelry wholesalers. In 1987, Pandora expanded and its first designer joined the company, which focused on creating its own jewelry, according to the company’s website.

In 2000, Pandora launched its charm bracelet concept. The company expanded to the United States in 2003.

In addition to charm bracelets, Pandora also designs and manufactures rings, earrings, necklaces and watches.

The company opened its first concept store in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2007.

Pandora has more than 27,300 employees worldwide and more than 420 concept stores in the United States, of which approximately 150 are owned and operated by the company.

Crusty Cantina opens downtown

A new pizzeria is coming to downtown Spokane.

Black Label Brewing Co. CEO and brewer Steve Wells has applied for a permit with the city to convert a 524-square-foot space into the Crusty Cantina at 17 W. Main Ave., next to Merlyn’s Comics and Games .

Wells did not respond to a request for comment asking for additional details about the restaurant.

A Facebook post from Spokane-based graphic design firm Maker & Made, which provided branding services to the restaurant, described it as a “walk-in pizza slice and shooting spot.”

The Main Avenue space primarily housed the Whisk, a bar built from Merlyn’s old storage cupboard.

Cliff Thorn Construction of Richland is the contractor for Crusty Cantina.

Old town hall under renovation

The Old City Hall building in downtown Spokane is being renovated on the second floor to improve connection to River Park Square.

The building’s owner, Wall Street LLC, submitted a request to the city to update the finishes and fittings of the structure’s second-floor connection to the mall.

The value of the permit is $50,000, depending on the application.

Spokane-based Yost Gallagher Construction is the contractor. Fusion Architecture, of Spokane, is the designer.

Plastic surgery center plans new location

The Spokane Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is planning a new location on lower South Hill.

Jordan Sand, plastic surgeon and director of the center, applied for a permit with the city to renovate nearly 6,200 square feet of space on the second floor of an existing building at 307 W. Sixth Ave.

bernardo | Spokane-based Wills Architects is the designer for the project. Baker Construction, also of Spokane, is the contractor. The value of the permit is $929,100, depending on the application.

The Spokane Facial Plastic Surgery Center is currently located at 217 W. Cataldo Ave.