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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 …


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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Office supply company announces plan for downtown megastore

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.


Doug Clark: No wonder Walt Disney wanted Spokane’s Looff Carrousel

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.

Macy’s, Bon Marche inspire new name for downtown Spokane building under renovation

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 …


Macy’s project on track, with developer and city negotiating design specifics

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.


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.


Break in weather allows for asphalt paving on big downtown project

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


Cowles Co. receives tax break for Chronicle Building apartments

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 …


Downtown construction of Lincoln and Monroe streets will be completed next year

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 …


Crowd waits for iPhone 7 outside Spokane’s Apple Store

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.


Downtown Spokane Macy’s to be renovated for retail and apartments

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.


Getting There: Downtown Spokane businesses suffer in construction zones

Business are suffering in downtown construction zone; city asks the public to help them with their purchasing power


New Kendall Yards grocery store won’t be part of chain

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 …


Kendall Yards plans grocery store adjacent to downtown Spokane

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 …


Woman’s purse stolen in downtown Spokane; she gives chase

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.


Doug Clark: Street Music Week is about generosity, not virtuosity

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.


Cowles Co. buying downtown Macy’s building

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 …


Spokane Chronicle building upper floors to become apartments

The offices of Spokane’s defunct afternoon newspaper soon will be renovated into apartments, the company that owns the building announced this week.


Reopening Ridpath a thorny endeavor

Five years on, nothing much has changed at the deteriorating Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane.


Former Trade Winds motel downtown could become Howard Johnson

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 …


Iconic Christmas display donated by Macy’s to downtown Spokane group

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 …


Spokane police shoot man reportedly threatening people with machete

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 …


After years of delays downtown developer plans to build condo tower

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. …


Spokane’s community court gets $200,000 boost

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.


Spokane winery pairs reds and whites with jazz

From the garage to downtown: Nodland Cellars opens tasting room in the center of Spokane


Shawn Vestal: Giant board games likely coming to downtown Spokane thanks to one man’s energy

In the past couple of weeks, a proposal to bring oversized outdoor games downtown has sped from inspiration to likelihood, thanks to Ryan Oelrich.


Shawn Vestal: Downtown police presence must not be forgotten in shift from STA Plaza

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 …


City likely to back affordable housing vision for Ridpath Hotel

The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.


Bozzi Media leases Paulsen penthouse for office and event space

Bozzi Media is the new tenant of the Paulsen Center’s penthouse.