Stories tagged: downtown spokane
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
The group Safer Spokane has been hit with a complaint alleging yearlong violations of the state’s campaign finance disclosure laws for failing to file fiscal reports as required by law. …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Nearly 10 years after the last hotel guests checked out, downtown Spokane’s Ridpath Hotel is getting new tenants. And they pay rent.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Dodson’s Jewelers survived the Spokane fire of 1889 and went on to become a retail fixture for generations of local residents. The family owned company is celebrating its 130th anniversary …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Boulders were dropped for a cost of $150,000, and city leaders say it’s just one of many steps Spokane is taking to get people off the streets and into the …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Then and Now: While Spokane burned, the city’s water superintendent was in Coeur d’Alene doing boat repairs
Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.
Mon., July 31, 2017
The final paving on Monroe and Lincoln streets downtown starts at 7 p.m. Monday, ending two summers of disruption to rebuild both streets from below ground up.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
A six-story parking garage will rise in the burgeoning west end marketed as the “entertainment district.”
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
Spokane voters can expect a passionate political fight over a proposal to fine coal and oil trains passing through downtown after the City Council sent the question to the November …
Mon., July 17, 2017
Fueled by a lucky stake in a productive silver mine, Levi “Al” Hutton and May Arkwright built the Hutton building in 1906.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
The Summer Workout Series, sponsored by Downtown Spokane Partnership and Numerica Credit Union, kicked off Monday at the Tribal Gathering Place next to City Hall.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
The Spokane County Elections Office confirmed Wednesday a measure proposing fines on certain coal and oil trains traveling through downtown had enough valid signatures to be put to voters in …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
A new downtown farmers market opened Tuesday as the city and farmers look to bring local produce to residents into the heart of the downtown.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Several hundred people crowded into the Ridpath Hotel on Thursday afternoon for an early party anticipating the landmark’s return to prominence in the social life of Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
The Hatkics fled from Bosnia to Germany in 1992, the year the Bosnian War began, and moved to Spokane in 1998. Three years ago, the family purchased the Alpine Deli …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.
Sun., June 25, 2017
The biggest, and quite possibly the best, athletic venue in Spokane may surprise you. It’s not Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center or Joe Albi Stadium. It’s not the Spokane Veterans Memorial …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
The octopus-themed gin joint and traditional French eatery are slated to open in the old Ridpath Hotel.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world, tips off at 8 a.m. Saturday for two-days of street ball competition. Many of the downtown Spokane streets will be closed …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
While Cheesecake Factory doesn’t top the list, it does make the top 10.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
A small but passionate group of marchers carried signs and chanted Tuesday in support of more services for those with mental illnesses.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
A new two-year contract the Spokane City Council is considering for Hoopfest will cap the amount event organizers would have to pay for police and firefighters working overtime at the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Spokane developer Larry Stone has proposed a $60 million project for the old YWCA site on the north bank of the Spokane River.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
How Jim Frank’s development company – Greenstone Corp. – gained control of Kendall Yards, the former industrial site perched above the Spokane River, is a classic case of entrepreneurial patience. …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:06 a.m.
Kendall Yards developer sees ‘enormous potential’ for residential neighborhood on downtown’s east end
Could another Spokane site magically morph into a thriving urban neighborhood like Kendall Yards is? Developer Jim Frank believes so. He sees “enormous potential” for the east end of downtown, …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Developer Ron Wells plans 214 housing units in the historic hotel, including micro apartments that will rent for $453 a month. The loan will be repaid over a 25-year period. …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
The speeches had only just begun, but the field in front of the clock tower was crowded with thousands of people when the Spokane March for Science got underway Saturday …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
What’s missing from downtown Spokane’s retail and service scene? The city and several business groups hope to take the guesswork out of filling the gaps by tapping into sales analytics.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Savannah Breeden, 30, and Thomas Kilborn, 32, opened Urban Nirvana want everybody to enjoy tea at their new shop.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
The city will have to vote a few more times before Ron Wells’ loan to convert the old hotel into mixed housing gets final approval.
Mon., March 6, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Daily Chronicle announces it will get new home designed by Kirtland Cutter
The Spokane Daily Chronicle announced that work would soon begin on a building that would be the “finest in the West:” The Spokane Chronicle’s own building. “A steel frame fireproof …