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Godiva's out, but who's going to grab that kiosk space in River Park Square?

Mall rats can start guessing which new retailer will move into the kiosk in River Park Square vacated by Godiva Chocolate.

Bob Smith, the guy who manages the RPS, told us talks have nearly concluded with a retailer expected to take over that spot, on the main floor of the downtown Spokane mall.

Godiva closed down on Monday after operating in that spot for 10 years. Most RPS leases run 10 years.

Smith, who works for Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review, said the new tenant fits a category currently "underrepresented" by other retailers in RPS.

What could that be?  Probably not food. Clothing?  Only if one thinks niche apparel.

Smith said the decision to refresh the kiosk operators follows a regular review of customer wants and wishes. Customers are apparently telling the management they don't want chocolate as much as something else they want.

Smith added that total sales at the kiosks is another factor for review. RPS collects a portion of monthly or quarterly sales as part of the lease agreement.

Once we know who's going in, we'll announce it.




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