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  • Horses will return for free carriage rides

    The free downtown holiday carriage rides that were started by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Partnership in 2000 are beginning again Friday. Bruce Spencer is bringing his …


  • Spokane city leaders back plan to make downtown more inviting

    A collection of business, government and community representatives gathered in Spokane City Hall’s Chase Gallery on Friday morning to show their support for an initiative to make downtown “safer and …


  • Juvenile stabbed downtown overnight

    A male juvenile was stabbed after midnight near 415 W. Sprague Ave. after an altercation with another juvenile male, Spokane Police said. The boy’s injuries are not life-threatening, and one …


  • Vestal: Regular crime rate reports a good thing

    The mayor and police chief have made a point lately of talking up their downtown efforts – efforts to stymie crime and nuisance, to show a stronger police presence, to …


  • Spokane parking meters to accept plastic

    Paying for parking with plastic is about to become a permanent option in downtown Spokane. After several exploratory studies over the past decade, Spokane plans to roll out parking meters …


  • Huppin’s to close downtown Spokane store

    Huppin’s, TV Audio Cameras and More, one of downtown Spokane’s best-recognized retail businesses, will close its store at 401 W. Main, consolidating its retail operations at its north Spokane store. …


  • Council addresses recent downtown assaults

    An ordinance that bans sitting or lying on downtown Spokane sidewalks during a 14-hour period of the day could be expanded to include more hours after a surge of assaults …


  • City makes parking shift

    The price to park in downtown Spokane is going up and down – but mostly up. City street employees are working to adjust meters to reflect price changes the Spokane …


  • Former Chevy dealership provides developer unique property

    Back in the 1920s Spokane’s original Auto Row encompassed an area bounded on the north and south by Sprague Avenue and the Northern Pacific viaduct and, east and west, by …


  • Getting There: Workers ready to resume West Second upgrades

    A crew on Tuesday will resume work started last year along 11 blocks of West Second Avenue in downtown Spokane. The work will take about two weeks and cover Second …


  • Shawn Vestal: Deteriorating Ridpath doesn’t help downtown

    If you want to feel good about what’s happened in Spokane over the past several years, take a stroll around the Davenport. If you want to feel lousy, walk around …


  • Parking jackpot made a lot of sense

    The subject of today’s story: My ethically ambiguous revenge against Spokane’s downtown parking lots. For anyone who has jousted with the parking moguls of downtown Spokane, this may read like …


  • City Council faces deadline on $4.3 million for YMCA

    The $4.3 million question facing city leaders Monday isn’t whether to buy the old downtown YMCA. They purchased the 43-year-old building months ago.


  • Parking lot will narrow block of Main Avenue

    A lane of travel in a block of a downtown street will be eliminated this summer to make way for a bigger parking lot. The Spokane Public Facilities District next …


  • City hopes new signs clarify rules at meters

    The city of Spokane will replace the signs it attached last month to meters in the new downtown Entertainment Parking District in an attempt clear up confusion over who can …


  • A decade later, sandwich shop returns

    Pat Matthews handed out more than a thousand free sandwich coupons in 1998, when he closed the doors on his downtown Spokane lunchtime eatery, Sandwich Gardens. This week, 10 years …


  • Not out of the woods yet

    While much of the region settled in for a White Christmas, crews scrambled to restore power to a large section of downtown Wednesday night. A fire in an underground transformer …


  • Hotel owners ready to build

    Missing stained-glass windows at a former church in downtown Spokane portend the coming demolition of the brick building to make way for a new hotel. Hoteliers and property owners John …


  • Pulling off the ultimate in downsizing

    It’s not every day that a young married couple purchases a new home and has to scale back their lifestyle to accommodate smaller digs. But this summer Sara Hornor and …


  • Retailer Digs In, While Restaurateur Succumbs To Declining Business

    Spokane retailer Martha Cummings dislikes negative talk about the central business district, which she calls “downtown bashing.” The owner of Dill Pickle Maternity Fashions, N212 Howard, phoned following a recent …


  • Anderson Decries ‘Tainted Process’

    Leveling conflict-of-interest charges against Mayor Jack Geraghty, Spokane city Councilman Chris Anderson refused to vote on a downtown redevelopment project because of what he calls a “tainted process.” Late Monday, …


  • Downtown Leaders Seek Improvement District

    Downtown business leaders Thursday presented a petition for a parking and improvement district to city leaders, who found themselves quickly attacked by critics of the plan.


  • Crescent Court Adds Four Tenants

    Goodale & Barbieri Co. announced Tuesday that four new tenants will move into Crescent Court and open by summer. Kalispell, Mont.-based Moose Lake Co. will occupy 4,000 square feet on …


  • Parking Sprawl Clashes With Attempts To Reduce Dependence On Autos

    Seattle is taking a stand against downtown parking sprawl. In downtown Spokane, on the other hand, the cry is for more and more parking.


  • Watch For Traffic While Walking On `Pedestrian’ Mall

    Will downtown Spokane’s new mall on Wall, which is now expected to open in mid-March, be just for foot traffic and slowmoving rubber-tired trolleys as first announced? Or will strollers …

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