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Celebrate the Seahawks and the Seattle victory parade downtown tomorrow

It's still a Seahawks hangover kind of day.

Some locals have organized a Seahawks rally for Wednesday, Feb. 5, inside the River Park Square atrium in downtown Spokane.

It runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

KHQ-TV is directly involved, sending over its talent, including Stephanie Vigil, Dan Kleckner and Sam Adams.

Using the mall's 16-foot screen, the event will feature live-feed from the Seahawks parade in downtown Seattle.

All sorts of other stuff will be going on. Seahawk gear will be door-prized for participants.

Of course, you may regard this post as a pandering attempt to urge people to go into the mall, which we're obligated to say is owned by Cowles Co., the owners of The Spokesman-Review and KHQ.

 

Auntie’s Bookstore’s River Park Square location will close Jan. 31

Spokane-based homegrown Auntie's Bookstore announced it's closing its River Park Square shop, after three years of not being able to grab enough shoppers in the downtown mall. The final day is Jan. 31.

The company's large downtown central store, at 402 W. Main, is not affected and is doing well, said company founder Chris O'Harra.

O'Harra said Auntie's will continue running a Spokane airport operation.

“We just weren't able to tap into that mall market,” she said.

It might be that the RPS shop was too near the other downtown store, O'Harra said.

The strongest sales for the RPS store were for children's books, which makes sense. Auntie's took over a space on the second floor previously used by Children's Corner Bookshop.

“I still think there's a market to sell books at the mall,” she added. “We just weren't able to develop it there.”

The mall has not yet identified a tenant for the Auntie's location. RPS is owned and operated by Cowles Co., which also owns and publishes The Spokesman-Review.

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