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South Hill hangout, The Hop Shop, opens

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Brothers Andy and Glen Gardner have opened the South Hill hangout, The Hop Shop, at 3803 S. Grand.

The Spokane businessmen said their shop will be a friendly neighborhood place with a premium on people talking to one another and enjoying company.

"There's no TV, no Wi-Fi and just fine music," Andy Gardner said. "People will have to sit or stand and look each other in the eye."

This is the first business the brothers have operated together, said Glen Gardner.

Beers on tap and in bottles will be served, along with wine by the glass or bottle.

Hours are 4 p.m. until close, Tuesday through Sunday.

The 960-square-foot ocation is the former site of a coin and antique shop, which closed last year.

There's no kitchen but The Hop Shop has room for a sandwich bar, which might be used later in the year, said Glen Gardner.


Tom Sowa
Tom Sowa covers technology, retail and economic development and writes the Office Hours blog.