March 28, 2006 in Business

P.F. Chang’s to move into West 809 project

By The Spokesman-Review
 

After months of rumors, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro finalized a deal to move into the West 809 building under development in downtown Spokane.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company— which operates 133 restaurants in 34 states and 78 Pei Wei Asian Diners in 13 states — is expected to open the Spokane eatery sometime this fall.

“At long last we’re happy to say the deal is done,” said Bob Smith, developer of the West 809 project, which will include 21 upscale condos and suites for a fitness center and street-level businesses in the former J.C. Penney building.

West 809 is being developed by CPC Development, a subsidiary of Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review.

The news was delivered Monday at a press conference held outside the corner suite at Post Street and Main Avenue where the restaurant will be located.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro will occupy 6,500 square feet of space and employ 120 people.

The restaurant will serve a mix of traditional and modern Chinese dishes, prepared in an exhibition kitchen.

There will be indoor seating for 160 people and a 1,000-square-foot patio that will accommodate another 100 customers.

Other tenants in the West 809 project include men’s clothier Jos. A. Bank and 24 Hour Fitness, which is locating on the second floor and is expected to open in the next two months.


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