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Construction Begins on New $5.2 million, 74-room
Fairfield Inn and Suites in Moscow, Idaho

By Elaine Williams, Lewiston Tribune, IdahoMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News

July 13, 2012--MOSCOW -- Crews have started constructing a Fairfield Inn and Suites at 1000 Pullman Road in Moscow.

The $5.2 million, 74-guest-room hotel will be 42,435 square feet and have three stories, said Bill Belknap, community development director for Moscow.

The building is going on about two acres behind a new AutoZone and an existing shopping complex, Belknap said. The three structures occupy land that used to be a Karl Tyler car dealership.

The city hasn't been provided a completion date for the hotel, Belknap said.

The hotel is the most expensive commercial construction project under way in Moscow right now, Belknap said.

It is one of three businesses readying to open in the 900 and 1000 blocks of Pullman Road.

A $575,000, 7,400-square-foot AutoZone store will likely be ready in about eight weeks, Belknap said.

AutoZone has a location in Lewiston, but not Moscow, according to the retailer's website. A message left with AutoZone wasn't immediately returned.

At the same time, Insanewich hopes to be serving food by the end of this month, said Doug Hall, an owner of the eatery.

It will sell sandwiches and salads, Hall said. "There is no menu. You come in and order exactly as you want. There's a naked salad bowl."

It will also have a bar where customers can mix and match different kinds of cereal, Hall said.

Hall and his significant other, Juliette Do, are collaborating on the venture. "This is the prototype," Hall said. "The whole goal is to dial this one in and franchise ourselves."

Insanewich, at 948 Pullman Road, will join Inland Cellular, JAMMS and iSpa in the same complex.

Williams may be contacted at or (208) 848-2261.


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