Stories tagged: downtown
Mon., May 9, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Downtown Spokane Macy’s bids due Wednesday
Offers to buy the former Macy’s department store building in downtown Spokane are due Wednesday, and two local organizations say they are interested.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Bloomsday organizers investigating T-shirt shortage, offer online orders through Friday
Some Bloomsday participants went home shirtless Sunday due to a shortage of finisher T-shirts. Race Director Don Kardong said organizers are investigating the issue, and affected participants can order a …
Sun., April 24, 2016
Gary Crooks: Why is the fight over marijuana?
Just the fact that bars need bouncers should raise this question: Why place them outside the
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015, 12:41 a.m.
Two years in, homeless feel targeted by sit-lie law
When a divided Spokane city council passed a law banning sitting and lying on downtown sidewalks, advocates said the law was intended to clean up downtown, not criminalize homelessness. Nearly …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
Doug Clark: Young man’s drive behind West End Lofts project
Daniel Sanchez is busily turning two three-story 1908 buildings, the Jefferson and its next-door neighbor, the Norman Hotel, into cool urban living spaces and boutique retail shops that will enhance …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Man accused of fighting with woman, pointing a gun at a bystander
A man accused of chasing a woman through downtown Spokane and then pointing a gun at a bystander who tried to intervene is in the Spokane County Jail facing multiple …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
Doug Clark: Wall Street cleanup possible with shared effort
Nothing healthier than a good ol’ walk in the great outdoors. Unless, that is, you’re following Chris Powell through a particularly shabby section of downtown Wall Street.
Tue., June 9, 2015, 11 a.m.
Downtown parade will celebrate LGBT pride
Thousands of members of Spokane’s LGBT community and their allies will march downtown Saturday in the 24th annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 21, 2015, 5:44 p.m.
Stabbing reported downtown
Police responded to a reported stabbing at an apartment building in the 200 block of South Wall Street in downtown Spokane around 2 p.m. this afternoon.
Wed., July 30, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Pause on STA Plaza redo revealing
As the downtown business illuminati attempt to derail eight years’ worth of planning for improved bus service in Spokane, they insist that it’s not because they don’t like poor people. …
Tue., June 24, 2014
Daiquiri Factory, controversial Spokane bar, gets evicted
Less than five months after opening amid public outcry about one of its drink names, the controversial Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane was shuttered Monday morning with assistance from sheriff’s …
Mon., June 23, 2014, 10:37 a.m.
Deputies assisting eviction of Daiquiri Factory
Sheriff’s deputies are facilitating the eviction of a controversial downtown bar.
Fri., June 13, 2014
STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges
The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Embattled bar owner gets eviction notice
The landlord of a controversial downtown bar won a victory Wednesday after a judge signed an order evicting the Spokane Downtown Daiquiri Factory from its location on West Main Avenue. …
Tue., June 10, 2014
Suspect in fatal stabbing had been released from prison in April
Donald T. Phillips, who told police he fatally stabbed another man he thought was a drug dealer at the downtown bus plaza Saturday, had been released in April from a …
Mon., June 9, 2014, 10:42 a.m.
Weekend stabbing victim identified
Sean Oie, 49, was stabbed once fatally in the chest and died Saturday afternoon in an incident at the STA bus plaza, authorities say.
Mon., June 9, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
Police arrest man after shots-fired call downtown
Shawn Denman, 31, was booked into Spokane County Jail early this morning facing charges of theft and illegal possession of a firearm after reports of gunfire downtown, police said.
Mon., April 28, 2014, 3:16 p.m.
Shot bar bouncer identifies suspect on Facebook
A bouncer at a downtown bar identified his suspected shooter using a Facebook profile picture, according to court documetns. Andre Hallman, 23, faces two counts of first-degree assault after he …
Thu., April 17, 2014, 11:57 a.m.
Man arrested in stabbing outside downtown Spokane apartment
A 26-year-old man was arrested after police say he attacked another man with knives outside a downtown Spokane apartment complex Monday. Edward Donoian faces a first-degree assault with a deadly …
UPDATED: Tue., April 8, 2014, 1:09 p.m.
Palouse fire eighth such blaze in 10 months
An overnight fire destroyed a newly remodeled bar and grill in the Whitman County community of Palouse, marking the eighth such bar fire in the region in the last 10 …
Mon., April 7, 2014, 12:51 p.m.
Police: Man threatened tire shop clerk with knife, stole car
Francis Klozar faces charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree malicious mischief after witnesses said he threatened a downtown auto shop employee with what appeared to be a knife Tuesday afternoon …
Tue., March 18, 2014
Employees help thwart shoplifting attempts
A trio of would-be shoplifters had their plans foiled by police and store employees over the weekend. Chad Burk, 40, was arrested late Friday after witnesses said he left a …
Sat., March 15, 2014
Downtown shooting suspect also charged in drug ring
One of 39 suspects indicted Thursday on federal drug charges now faces allegations of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting that briefly closed a downtown Spokane music venue in February …
Fri., March 14, 2014, 11:29 a.m.
Federal drug ring suspects implicated in downtown shooting
One of 39 suspects indicted on federal charges of manufacturing and distributing drugs Thursday has been formally charged in a February 2013 shooting at a downtown music club. Stafone Fuentes, …
Sun., March 9, 2014
No charges filed yet in January assault by Steam Plant
Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in the January assault of a man leaving a downtown restaurant with his wife who said they were attacked by a group of teenagers. …
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014
Spokane police stress downtown still safe after Monday fight
Spokane police are insisting downtown remains safe in the aftermath of a fight sparked Monday night by loitering teenagers. Officers jailed a 17-year-old suspected of instigating the violence against a …
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014, 11:59 a.m.
Teenager arrested after downtown altercation Monday night
A 17-year-old was arrested after 8 p.m. Monday when he struck a man following an argument outside the Steam Plant restaurant downtown. Police say the random occurrence is an anomaly …
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013, 9:51 p.m.
City Council toughens law against sitting on downtown sidewalks
The Spokane City Council on Monday night voted 4-3 to toughen an ordinance that makes it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in the downtown area during business hours.
Thu., Nov. 28, 2013
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 …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2013
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 …