Stories tagged: downtown spokane
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.
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.