Spokane residents Caleb and Karli Ingersoll are planning to open The Bartlett, an all-ages music venue, along with a separate beer and wine bar, in the Richmond Building, 228 W. Sprague, in downtown Spokane.
The Ingersolls announced last week they hope to open the new club within six months. They found some financial support for their project from the crowdfunding site indiegogo.
The Richmond is one building east of Nyne Bar and Bistro. Built in 1907 as the Richmond Hotel, the building is part of what area building historians call the Mearow Block.
That name comes from Spokane businessman Joseph Mearow who operated the Bell Furniture Company on the first floors of the connected Richmond and Bickett building, which is on Riverside directly behind the Richmond.
Later the buildings were used as the downtown Sylvan Furniture store.