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The Dirt: 24 Taps, Burger Lab, Ink to Media

24 Taps to open downtown

A former owner of downtown Spokane sports bar Heroes and Legends is reopening a new bar in the same location, at 830 W. Riverside Ave.

The new business is called 24 Taps and will be a food-and-beverage sports bar, said owner and Spokane CPA Tom Griffiths.

Griffiths had partnered in Heroes and Legends with Spokane businessman Vern Hare. The business closed earlier this year.

Griffiths will be the sole owner of 24 Taps, he said, while the two men are co-owners of the building.

Griffiths said he will open 24 Taps no later than Aug. 23 – the national telecast of the football season opener for Eastern Washington University.

The bar’s food will be “stadium food,” he said, including burgers, sandwiches, nachos and light fare.

Beverage choices will include 13 craft beers made by local breweries.

For sports fans, 24 Taps will have more than a dozen 75-inch, high-definition screens.

Burger Lab set for downtown

Josh Hissong, who owns Ginger Asian Bistro and downtown eatery Nudo Ramen House, will open another food place this winter. He plans to launch the Burger Lab in the former Agave Latin Bistro and former Travo’s location at the corner of Sprague and Lincoln, 830 W. Sprague Ave.

Partners include Armando Hurtado, John Wells and Matt Goodwin.

Hissong said the goal is creating a quality-burger eatery, patterned after popular Coeur d’Alene hangout Hudson’s Hamburgers.

Ink to Media plans move

Art framing and media reproduction company Ink to Media is moving from its current address on Pines Road to a larger office building at 101 N. University Road, Spokane Valley.

Owner Justin Lentz has operated the business for six years.

Marshall Clark of Clark Pacific Real Estate represented the landlord, R Schultz Investments, LLC. Mike King of NAI Black represented Ink to Media.

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