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North Hill on Garland opening pushed back

The opening for North Hill on Garland, originally slated to open Sept. 7, has been pushed back to the middle or end of September.

The new restaurant and bar is located in a former Masonic temple that also houses the offices of the Syngery Group, a real estate brokerage.

Paul Cassel and Keith Riddle are partners and owners in the firm as well as the new restaurant.

They’re joined by Matt Stanton, who founded El Dorado Cocktail Lounge in San Diego with his brothers Nate and Marshall and friend Ryan Kuntz. Formerly of Spokane, Stanton now lives in San Francisco and will be flying back and forth between California and Spokane to manage North Hill’s bar program, said Darin Talotti, another business partner.

Talotti owns Red Lion BBQ and Pub in Spokane with his father and brother as well as Whisk, a hole-in-the-wall whiskey bar in downtown Spokane. Last year, he helped remodel and reopen the Viking Bar and Grill near the Spokane Arena. He sold his share in that restaurant earlier this year to concentrate on North Hill on Garland.

Construction delays are pushing back the opening until likely later this month, he said.

Construction on the new restaurant started about a year ago.

North Hill on Garland is at 706 W. Garland Ave. Its name is a nod to the building’s history as the old North Hill Lodge No. 210.

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