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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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