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OTV: Another Upscale Watering Hole

From the "It Remains to Be Seen How Well This One Flies" Dept., I have it on good authority that the deconstruction of the former TW Fishers/Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company building that is going on at the moment will lead to it's re-opening as a fancy-schmancy Martini and Tapas restaurant this spring. Maybe I just run in the wrong circles (PBR anyone?), but I honestly can't imagine the need for another sort of place in the downtown area place where one must spend and entire days wages to enjoy a meal and an adult beverage. Certainly, the locals just love to complain about the texture of downtown Coeur d'Alene is increasingly being geared specifically for Touristas with hundred dollar bills flowing from their  Prada handbags, and the opening of this place (name as yet unknown) will sure give them more fodder to bitch and moan about/OrangeTV, Get Out! North Idaho. More here. (SR file photo/Kathy Plonka: Landon Weichal of Ginno Construction watches razing of Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company.)

Question: Would you rather have the old Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company at 2nd & Lakeside? Or another "fancy-schmancy Martini and Tapas restaurant" this spring?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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