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Friends Of Downtown Offers Information

A group formed to support downtown improvements announced Friday that it will open an office to answer residents’ questions about an $80 million downtown proposal.

Friends of Downtown, chaired by Expo ‘74 President King Cole, hopes to rally support for the River Park Square project by distributing information in the office and during public meetings. Leaflets and meeting schedules are available at the Friends’ center, 222 N. Post, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Current members - including Spokane area business leaders and community activists - hope to attract new members on a word-ofmouth basis.

What distinguishes Friends from other downtown action groups is that Friends is not as political as other groups, Cole said.

“It’s not going to be as much pounding the tables at City Hall as trying to get a community-wide consensus,” Cole said Friday.

For more information on Friends, call 624-3901 or write to Friends of Downtown, P.O. Box 5131, Spokane WA 99205.



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