Stories tagged: downtown spokane
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
Built immediately after Great Spokane Fire, Genesee Block Building transforms from pawnshop to upscale
The Genesee Block in downtown Spokane is one of 15 buildings constructed in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1889 that remain standing, but a little-known fire in 2016 …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
The relationship between business owners and the chronically homeless who spend much of their time in the six-block radius near Pacific Avenue and Division Street downtown has reached a boiling …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon
Spokane parking by the numbers
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.
Wed., June 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart published a warning online Tuesday to transportation carrier Greyhound, arguing they may be in violation of Spokane’s anti-discrimination laws by permitting federal border agents on …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Downtown Spokane welcomed its latest retail giant Thursday with the grand opening of the sportswear company’s shop at Main Street and Howard Avenue.
Tue., June 5, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Dressing up as Klaus Nomi is encouraged but not required.
Sun., June 3, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
From torn-up roads, to large infrastructure and park projects, to that one looming crane, Spokane is entering a construction season that marks the way the city is changing distinctly.
Thu., May 31, 2018, 5 p.m.
Most artists’ opening receptions are this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but the art stays on the walls at venues all month long.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:56 a.m.
Police on Monday arrested a woman from Wisconsin accused in a downtown Spokane stabbing.
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
With a blare of sirens and the crack of a starting gun, Bloomsday 2018 sped away under clear, sunny skies, wheelchair racers leading the pack.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Runners and spectators participating in Bloomsday can expect some Riverfront Park features to open in time for the race.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.
Sat., March 24, 2018
Work to restore the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane was stopped this month after air quality inspectors found signs of asbestos, and no sign the developer had hired a certified …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
This week, workers from Kilgore Construction began dismantling the yellow-roofed skywalk over Main Avenue, scrapping the metal in preparation for a newly designed structure matching the new skywalks connecting to …
Sun., March 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s evenings have sure gotten a lot more colorful. The Steam Plant towers blaze nightly. The Grand Hotel and the Fox and the old Masonic Temple glow in changing hues. …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Spokane police are searching for a person of interest in a downtown shooting late Monday night.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The devices are being leased from a Massachusetts-based company for a five-year period. Crews assigned to collecting garbage bags from dozens of bins downtown will instead focus their efforts on …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
A Jeep Patriot upside down and facing the wrong way was the spectacle of a busy downtown Spokane intersection Monday afternoon.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
The $7.5 million transformation of Spokane’s first luxury senior apartment community into “big city downtown living” is nearly complete at the Cooper-George Apartments, a midcentury high-rise at the base of …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
First Night Spokane will no longer host a New Year’s Eve party downtown amidst waning attendance and rising costs.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
The city’s upper avenues once served as busy footpaths between bustling commercial centers. Today, two new skywalks are under construction at the former downtown Macy’s at a cost of about …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
In the past four decades, Ron Wells has saved dozens of buildings from the wrecking ball, and rehabilitated them for every purpose: living, dining, playing and working.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Plans are in the works to renovate the Umpqua Bank building downtown at the corner of Riverside and Wall into a modern food hall with mulitple restaurants.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s largest homeless outreach has moved amidst a disagreement with the city over how to provide services. The nonprofit was leasing space under the I-90 bridge until the city served …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
12,658: That’s how many parking spaces there are in the city core, about 80 percent of which is off-street parking in privately-owned lots and garages.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Spokane police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was violently raped at a bus stop in downtown Spokane Saturday night.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Curtis Rystadt said he’s partnering with the Hotel Indigo chain to turn the historic Otis into a 112-room hotel.