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Scout will take over the space next to the Montvale Hotel in downtown Spokane


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The owner of the Montvale Hotel will reopen the corner hangout formerly known as the Far West Billiards.

The Far West closed July 1 after 10 years in business, at 1001 W. First in downtown Spokane.

The plan was to lease the empty space to a new operator. That plan didn't take.  The business will now be run as part of the Montvale.

It will be named Scout.

All that's holding up the opening is completing the paperwork from the city and getting a liquor license. 

Keep an eye out for the full update in The Spokesman Review within a week. 

Brewster to take over Far West Billiards; his plan does not include billiards

The manager of Far West Billiards, a downtown Spokane food-and-pool hangout, said the business is closing after 10 years in operation. Closing is expected to be Thursday night

Yvonne Millspaugh said she decided to shut down in anticipation of major remodeling that building landlord Rob Brewster is ready to start.

The billiards business, at 1001 W. First, has been owned by Andrew Sackville-West and other LLC partners. Sackville-West has moved to Portland and is allowing Brewster to take over the space, Millspaugh said.

 Brewster said Sackville-West has been an exemplary business tenant in the building. But he also noted the Far West has been late on rent payments in recent months. At the same time, Brewster said he's seeing plenty of tenants in the area also struggling to cover their bills.

Brewster has developed a number of downtown properties, including the Montvale Hotel and the Catacombs Restaurant.

Brewster said he’ll announce  plans for the Far West space in several weeks. “It will not include billiards,” he said.

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