Kris Ritchie and her husband, Ed, right, welcome Spokane firefighters to the rebuilt Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle on Thursday. Fire destroyed part of the eatery on Sept. 25, but firefighters were able to save the bottle structure. The Ritchies hosted a thank-you party for city firefighters, including Terry Canfield, left, Isaac Anderson and Damian Meyer of Engine No. 2. Canfield and Anderson battled the blaze.
Spokane Fire Department’s Ladder No. 2 parks outside Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle during Thursday’s party.