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HBO Poll: City Wrong To Raze Bistro

  • Parkside Bistro: 92 of 147 respondents (62.6 %) disagreed with the city of Coeur d’Alene decision to tear down the Parkside Bistro to make room for more grass at the corner of City Park. 45 of 147 respondents (30.6%) agreed with the decision. 10 of 147 (7%) were undecided.
  • Wednesday Poll: A plurality of 53 of 111 respondents (48%) agreed with Boise Weekly columnist Bill Cope that Libertarians are loony. 28 of 111 (25%) said Cope is loony. 23 of 111 (21%) disagreed that Libertarians are loony. And 6 of 111 (5%) didn’t know what Libertarians stood for.
  • Today’s Question (in lefthand rail): Who is your favorite “Golden Girl”?

City Orders Parkside Bistro Torn Down

Cannon Hill Industries has torn down the Parkside Bistro, at the northeast edge of City Park. On Tuesday, workers stripped the inside of the popular tavern. Alison Boggs told HucksOnline a few minutes ago that nothing’s left of the building but a slab and debris now — and the debris is being quickly removed. Alison will provide HBO and SR readers with more info after she contacts City Attorney Mike Gridley.

Inlander: Parkside Bistro’s Last Call

Parkside Bistro owner Kevin Eskelin recalls the good times. [Photo: Young Kwak]

Dollar  bills once decorated the walls and ceiling of the small but popular Parkside Bistro and Pub in Coeur d’Alene. To customers, each bill, signed by those who left it, represented a memory made at the pub: a couple on a first date, a family who came in for burgers, North Idaho College students on a pub crawl, a softball team celebrating a win with a round of beers. “It’s such a unique gem,” says owner Kevin Eskelin. “The character of the place is like none other.” But Parkside, which has been around as a hamburger joint under different names since the 1950s, will soon be history, a memory, and a stack of 728 signed bills will be one of the few things Eskelin has left of the pub he owned for nearly 14 years/Natalie Johnson, Inlander. More here.

Question: Are/were you a regular customer of Parkside Bistro?

Top Story: Parkside Bistro Battles On

OrangeTV offers this update from Parkside Bistro owner Kevin: “There is some confusion about what is going on with the bistro and some facts. 1. I own the building and all fixtures. 2. I have looked at buying the land and doing a land swap for another piece ..( a good example is the shell station on NW blvd ). 3. The city has doesn’t have to buy the building or offer some compensation. Other situations cities have given some $ so that a business can be moved .. for example 1/3 it’s value. 4. the idea that the city allow parkside to stay open for the summer is an easy proposition if the city wants to allow this. as long as the city doesn’t jeopordize grant $. Which seems to be the case/Get Out! North Idaho. More here.

Question: Do you care for the Parkside Bistro enough to be at the Tuesday council meeting?

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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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