Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters is opening a cafe on Spokane’s South Hill, continuing a partnership with Washington Trust Bank, according to permits issued by the city.
The new location, 3173 S. Grand Blvd., is being built and will be owned by the bank and just south of the Washington Trust Manito branch opened in 2018. The 3,400-square-foot building will take the vacant lot on the corner of 32nd Avenue and Grand Boulevard. It will house a neighborhood community center and the coffee shop, according to a statement on the website of Baker Construction & Development Inc., the project’s contractor.
The $750,000 project will provide space for the bank’s clients, parent-teacher associations, business groups and community events. The space will also be used for financial education events and first-time homebuying seminars.
Thomas Hammer, the owner’s namesake company that opened in 1993, has a cafe in the bank’s downtown headquarters, and this will be its first South Hill location. It has 19 locations primarily in the greater Spokane area, but there is a cafe in Boise. It has maintained its downtown Spokane headquarters on Pacific Avenue since 2005.
Wolfe Architectural Group designed the project.
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