Stories tagged: downtown spokane
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.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10 a.m.
Nothing on the food menu is more than $10 at the new Observatory in downtown Spokane.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
It is only natural that the long, strange trip that has unfolded over the past several years at the Ridpath Hotel would continue to get longer and stranger. Two potential …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Swanson’s Hotel, also known as the Albion Block, “said to be the oldest downtown building in Spokane,” was destroyed by an early morning fire.
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015, 2:57 p.m.
Spokane developer Ron Wells is losing his grip on rehabilitating the Ridpath Hotel as a different group steps in to consolidate ownership.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
The Dirt: Iron Goat Brewing moving downtown; dentist, gyms leasing new space
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
A parklet appeared in front of Wollnick’s on Main Avenue in downtown Spokane on Thursday, turning heads and moving passers-by to call it “neat” or “awesome.” But what is it?
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
The historic 36-room Montvale Hotel in downtown Spokane has joined Jerry Dicker’s growing portfolio of boutique hotels and restaurants. Ruby Hospitality, the Spokane developer’s company, paid $2.3 million in a …
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015, 3:03 p.m.
Spokane’s oldest hotel, the 36-room Montvale across the street from the Fox Theater, is joining Jerry Dicker’s growing portfolio of boutique hotels and restaurants.
Thu., July 9, 2015, 2:04 p.m.
Jerry Dicker, a prominent developer credited with helping breathe new life into downtown Spokane’s entertainment scene, is moving his company’s headquarters into the building formerly occupied by Dempsey’s Brass Rail …
Sun., June 28, 2015
They drank a lot of water. They wrapped their heads with wet towels. They sat in the shade close to fans and misting stations. Some found sanctuary between games in …
Wed., June 17, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago A divorce filing in Oklahoma had Spokane readers buzzing. The wife of R.T. Daniel, owner of many downtown Spokane business blocks, was suing him …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Monday noon will kick off the 13th annual Spokane Street Music Week, and the stars appear to be gloriously aligned. And by stars I mean those local TV meteorologists.
Wed., April 22, 2015
Spokane police hope the state Liquor Control Board will continue to ban the sale of certain high-alcohol beverages in the downtown area, though department data about its effectiveness is limited. …
Thu., April 9, 2015
Youthful yelps of delight and discovery echoed from Spokane Public Library’s third floor Wednesday as children explored Mobius Science Center’s exhibits in its new, temporary location. The uncommon library sounds …
Wed., April 8, 2015
Officials at Riverfront Park hope to crack down on vandalism by increasing the hours security officers patrol during the summer. It’s part of a larger push to boost park security …
Fri., March 27, 2015
Wendell Reugh, a prominent Spokane property owner and developer, died Sunday at age 86. Reugh rose from an office equipment salesman to residential contractor to major building owner through the …
Sun., March 15, 2015
The weather looked so dreary Saturday morning that Mary Eberle offered to take her four boys to the grocery store for candy instead of heading down to the parade and …
Sat., March 14, 2015, 4:18 p.m.
The sky above downtown Spokane dried just as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was about to begin Saturday, allowing a noticeably thinner crowd to put their umbrellas down as …