September 13, 2012 |

Jimmy John's franchise planned for historic Cheney building

By BECKY THOMAS

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Staff Reporter

One of Cheney's oldest buildings is on its way to becoming a Jimmy John's restaurant.

The building at 327 First St. in downtown Cheney, built as the Odd Fellows Hall in 1904, has been vacant in recent years, but owner Steve Emtman says the building has received more than $100,000 in structural repairs and is ready for a tenant.

That tenant is a Jimmy John's sandwich shop, operated by Ric and Kathy Rocca, who currently operate four Jimmy John's franchises in Spokane. The Roccas plan to open the Cheney location in January.

On Sept. 6 the Roccas and Emtman bro...

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