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Matt Goodwin will open a new cocktail bar in the Peyton Building later this fall, calling the business the Volstead Act.
The cocktail bar will move into the former Fraiche Contemporary French location, at 12 N. Post St. Goodwin said he hopes to open in September.
Goodwin has been co-owner of several area businesses, including the Boiler Room in the new Cedar Crossing development.
Goodwin said the business name refers to the law that created Prohibition in 1919. “The business will be a pre-Prohibition, classic cocktail lounge,” Goodwin said. He said cocktails produced in speakeasies and illegal bars after Prohibition relied on flavorings, sugar and syrups to mask the taste of bootleg whiskey and gin.
“Classic” pre-1919 cocktails are an emerging social trend, he said.
He’ll lease 750 square feet for the main seating area. Erik Nelson, Cody George and Alison Bantz, all with Kiemle & Hagood, arranged the lease.
It's been a busy week for the folks doing downtown food and drink leases. Last week the Peyton Building formally opened Cougar Crest Estate Winery.
This week the Peyton announced it will bring in two new eateries to fill the former spot of Niko's, the Greek restaurant that closed earlier this year.
Sometime in October, partners Connie Naccarato and Jason Rex will open Rex's Burgers & Brews and Fraiche Contemporary French.
Both will go into 14 N. Post; Fraiche will be the smaller venue, with about 34 seats in the former Niko's wine bar; Rex Burgers and Brews will fill the main room along Riverside.
Naccarato and Rex already run Scratch, at 1007 W. First, the Coeur d'Alene Scratch, and the Rain lounge, next to Scratch.
Rex Burgers and Brews will cover the waterfront of lunch and dinner offerings, including wraps, hamburgers, entrees and hot wings. It'll run seven days a week, with breakfasts planned for the weekends.
Fraiche Contemporary French will be an intimate dining room with a focus on French choices, said Naccarato. The cuisine will be high-quality choices, with local foods a major component.
It will be open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
We'll have more details about the openings in Tuesday's stories in The Spokesman-Review and on Spokesman.com.
The leases for all three businesses were arranged through Cody George and Alison Bantz, broker and property manager with Kiemle & Hagood Co.
Cougar Crest has been growing grapes on 50 acres in
It will be open seven days a week, said Debbie Hansen.
“We decided to open tasting rooms based on our wine club memberships and where our orders are coming from. So that meant on the west side and in
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