Stories tagged: downtown spokane
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Work on Post Street Bridge suspended after two men killed and many injured when falsework collapses
Work on the Post Street bridge was stopped until further notice, because to proceed “would be criminal,” said the city engineer. Two workers, including the project superintendent, Dave Cullen, died …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Multiple workers presumed dead when framework collapses during bridge construction
Tragedy struck at the Post Street bridge construction project when the “falsework” – temporary framework – collapsed, sending up to 30 workers into the icy torrent.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
John W. Graham & Co., a office supply store and bookstore, announced plans to build a spectacular six-story building at Sprague Avenue and Stevens Street.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
Riverfront Park, a friend observed the other day, is as important to Spokane as Disneyland is to Anaheim. If that’s the case – and I can’t disagree – then you …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
The former Macy’s building in downtown Spokane has a new name. After about 300 different names were submitted via a contest to name it, Centennial Properties said on Thursday the …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 6:10 p.m.
Renovations to the former Macy’s building in downtown Spokane are still on schedule, although a city review board has questions about specifics of the project design.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Finally, Ridpath renovation may be a reality, part of ‘generational transformation’ of downtown
Downtown Spokane is in the midst of a massive, generational transformation, a series of changes that will redefine it for years to come.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Dry and partly sunny weather on Wednesday gave construction workers a chance to lay a substantial amount of asphalt pavement over torn up streets in downtown Spokane
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
The Spokane City Council voted unanimously this week to provide the Cowles Co. an eight-year subsidy for apartments being built in the Spokane Chronicle Building. The multifamily property tax exemption …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
A single layer of asphalt will be laid down on Lincoln and Monroe streets downtown to allow full traffic flow during the winter, following a busy summer that left some …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
About two-dozen iPhone devotees have lined up outside the Apple Store in downtown Spokane to get their hands on the latest model, which went on sale today.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Centennial Properties, which purchased the shuttered Macy’s in downtown Spokane this summer has released its plans for turning the department store into apartments and new retail space.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Business are suffering in downtown construction zone; city asks the public to help them with their purchasing power
Tue., July 5, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
A new grocery expected to open early next year just north of the Monroe Street Bridge will not be affiliated with a chain. The store, which will be on the …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Kendall Yards is planning to build a grocery store just north of the Monroe Street Bridge. Developers filed an application with the City of Spokane last week to build the …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
A woman was robbed of her purse in downtown Spokane at gunpoint just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, but she was able to get it back after giving chase.
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4 a.m.
The 14th annual Spokane Street Music Week kicks off Monday with simultaneous satellite events going on in the historic Garland District and downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
The company that owns River Park Square has won the bidding to the recently closed Macy’s in downtown Spokane. The announcement was made today by Centennial Properties, a subsidiary of …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 8 p.m.
The offices of Spokane’s defunct afternoon newspaper soon will be renovated into apartments, the company that owns the building announced this week.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Five years on, nothing much has changed at the deteriorating Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
A vacant motel that’s become an eyesore at the gateway to downtown Spokane could reopen by the end of the year. Work to remodel the Trade Winds Motor Inn could …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
When the downtown Spokane Macy’s closed in March, a big question mark hung above a big empty building and almost an entire city block where the department store stood for …
Sun., May 1, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
A Spokane police officer shot a man armed with a machete early Sunday morning in east downtown. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and no officers …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 6 p.m.
A stalled and once controversial condominium building project is back on track, due to an improved economy and a perceived desire for “luxury high rise” living units in downtown Spokane. …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
The apparent success of Spokane’s two-year-old community court was rewarded last week with a $200,000 Department of Justice grant to help serve people downtown more effectively.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 4 p.m.
From the garage to downtown: Nodland Cellars opens tasting room in the center of Spokane
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
In the past couple of weeks, a proposal to bring oversized outdoor games downtown has sped from inspiration to likelihood, thanks to Ryan Oelrich.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
Remember the great downtown panic of 2013? A sense of desperation about hooliganism and visible homelessness reigned. Business owners complained about unruly crowds. Tales of aggressive panhandlers were told in …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Bozzi Media is the new tenant of the Paulsen Center’s penthouse.