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AAA of Spokane moved into its new offices today. It's taking over the building at 1314 S. Grand Blvd., on Spokane’s South Hill.
The travel company is taking over the vacant space last used by Savory.
It will open doors for business on Monday, after closing its previous downtown office, at 1717 W. Fourth Ave. The new location comes with a 10-year lease. The property is owned by an LLC that includes Spokane developer Dave Black.. AAA of Spokane agreed to lease the property nearly one year ago.
AAA of Spokane will host an open house and grand opening May 12-16.
Its two other Spokane locations will continue operating as usual.
AAA of Spokane is relocating its downtown Spokane office to the South Hill, taking the space of the former restaurant Savory, at 1314 S. Grand Blvd.
The move will allow the automobile insurance and travel provider to reach out and provide more convenience to AAA members, said spokeswoman Cassie Devaney. Its main Spokane office, at 1717 W. Fourth Ave., is for sale.
Savory closed earlier this year after opening (in a former video rental store) in 2011.
AAA is taking a 10-year lease from the building owners, an LLC that includes Spokane developer David Black.
The goal is to complete improvements and move in by the end of the year, Devaney said.
AAA will continue to operate its two other offices in Spokane and one in Coeur d’Alene.
Savory Restaurant and Lounge owners announced they were closing with a Facebook posting for customers on Saturday.
The restaurant, 1314 S. Grand Blvd., opened two years ago after extensive remodeling of the former Blockbuster video store. Saturday night’s dinner was the last meal served there.
Owner Mike Schneider, of Spokane Restaurant Equipment, said he was thankful to everyone who supported the restaurant over the past two years and that he felt terrible about closing Savory, when reached by phone on Monday.
“It was beautiful. I just fell in love with what we did there,” he said. “It wasn’t profitable. Blame tough economic conditions; we just had to do it,” he said.
He declined to go into further detail about the reasons Savory closed.
The restaurant fixtures and equipment are for sale with an assumable lease at that location.