Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, March 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 42° Partly Cloudy
News >  Business

The Dirt: 24 Taps owner plans new restaurant, tap house

By Amy Edelen and Nicholas Deshais The Spokesman-Review

The owner of 24 Taps Burgers & Brews in downtown Spokane is planning to open a new restaurant near Indian Trail Shopping Center.

Spokane certified public accountant Tom Griffiths has filed plans with the city to change the use of a four-unit retail building into a restaurant at 3325 W. Indian Trail Road.

The application indicates plans to transform 5200 square feet of the building into Pint House Burgers and Brews.

Merle Marshall is listed as the project contractor. Scott Somers is listed as the architect for the project. The total valuation is $350,000. – A.E.

Restaurant planned on Crescent Building’s skywalk level

A sandwich and taco restaurant is opening on the skywalk level of the Crescent Building in downtown Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.

Spokandwich and Tio’s Taqueria is renovating a 1,380-square-foot space on the second floor of the former department store, located at 707 W. Main St. The restaurant will be near the escalators.

Demolition and interior work is underway, which is valued at $45,000 in city permits.

The restaurant is owned by Sous Vide LLC, which is based in Newport, Washington. Brad Frey and Cory Johnson control the corporation.

The project’s contractor is S.H. Drywall, of Colbert. The design was done by Tiffany Allen LLC, of Newport. – N.D.

Building permits approved for Knight’s Diner renovations

The city approved building permits last week for renovations to the former Knight’s Diner in north Spokane.

Fettig Five LLC, whose principals include George Fettig – an early owner of several Zip’s Drive-In restaurants – filed plans with the city in August to renovate the former diner at 2909 N. Market St.

Fettig Five LLC received approval in August from the Spokane Historic Preservation Office to extend a portion of the 657-square-foot rail car for a new kitchen and addition of a 1907 Northern Pacific caboose to house a food preparation area.

Plans also include modifying the interior seating configuration of the original rail car, removing a section of the counter area and installing booths, rehabilitating windows, repainting the exterior and adding handicap ramps and a door.

Knight’s Diner closed in July after more than 37 years of serving breakfast and lunch. Owner Vicki Green told The Spokesman-Review in July the restaurant’s new owner would continue serving breakfast and lunch at the diner, but with a different menu.

Fettig Five LLC purchased the site for $100,000 in July, according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office. – A.E.

Demolition continues near Cinder Spokane cannabis store

A small office building next to a recreational cannabis store on Second Avenue in downtown Spokane will be demolished, according to permits issued by the city.

The building is adjacent to Cinder Spokane, and both are owned by Justin and Ashley Peterson. Demolition work on the store’s parking lot has been ongoing in recent weeks.

Cinder has three locations. Beside the downtown store, the locations are in north Spokane and Spokane Valley. – N.D.

Contact Nicholas Deshais at (509) 459-5440 or

Amy Edelen may be reached at (509) 459-5581 or

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.