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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Evans Brothers cafe, High Tide Lobster Bar open in Wonder Building

The Wonder Building on the north side of the Spokane River continues to fill up.

On Friday, the Evans Brothers cafe and High Tide Lobster Bar opened, joining Bean & Pie, a Coeur d’Alene-based pie bakery with limited hours at the renovated bread factory, 835 N. Post St.

Beginning Monday, Evans Brothers will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lobster sandwich restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Bean & Pie will be open Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This coming Friday, High Tide Lobster Bar will have a grand opening at 6 p.m. with live music. Bean & Pie will be there taking Thanksgiving orders.

Rick and Randy Evans opened their Sandpoint-based coffee roasting business 10 years ago with their first roast, Chair Six. In 2011, they opened their coffee house in Sandpoint. Two years ago, they opened a location in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

Chad White is the local chef behind the lobster bar. He also owns Zona Blanca, a ceviche counter, and TT’s Old Iron Brewery and Barbecue in Spokane Valley.

Kim Deater, spokeswoman for the Wonder Building, said the building is getting filled up and negotiations are ongoing to lease the remaining space.

“There’s a ton of stuff still in the works,” she said.

In the spring, Deater said there will be a farmer’s market on the first floor’s open space and adjoining alley.

The 95,000-square-foot bakery building, which was added to the Spokane Register of Historic Places in 2018, currently houses Rover, a Seattle-based dogsitting and walking startup; Parametrix, a Seattle-based engineering company that largely focuses on public infrastructure; and HDR, an engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services company with more than 200 offices around the world.

The three-story building is formally known as the Spokane-Continental Bakery Building, a complex of four buildings erected beginning in 1909. The building’s $15 million renovation was completed this year.