~ originally published in the Journal of Business on Feb. 2, 2012 ~
Nitro Killers, a hobby shop that sells remote-controlled cars and trucks, is slated to open in March in the Garland District, on Spokane’s North Side.
Husband-and-wife team Austin and Shannon Else purchased a building at 1015 W. Garland that previously was occupied by the Taft, Mackin, Henault & Hancock law firm, Austin Else says. The building has 2,500 square feet of floor space and required some remodeling, all of which the Elses are doing themselves, Else says.
Nitro Killers previously operated solely as an online business. It still operates a hot rod website, at www.killbillet.com.
The company has nine employees, including Austin Else and Shannon Else. The couple operated the business’s website for five years and recently decided to expand into a brick-and-mortar concern, Else says.
“We love the hobby and look forward to working with our customers face to face,” he says.