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Downtown Spokane Not Dead Yet

Within sight of the Clocktower, workmen guide pumped concrete into forms that will hold up the new hotel in downtown Spokane on Tuesday. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)\

Boy, the city’s new sit-lie ordinance must really be working. Because, after months and months of hearing only about our dire, deadly situation in the downtown area – after City Council meetings full of scolding and finger-wagging, after approximately 5 million airings on the local news of that one truly disturbing beating at the Satellite Diner, after expressions of doom about the potential that no one will ever do business downtown if so many shaggy types are allowed to sit or lie – there is an unmistakable blossoming of investment and energy downtown. Maybe it isn’t such a war zone after all/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.

Question: Why do you generally visit downtown Spokane?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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