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Brandon Elder interview

Brandon Elder says he was told by security that he can't loiter on sidewalks near the STA Plaza.

Retailer Digs In, While Restaurateur Succumbs To Declining Business

Spokane retailer Martha Cummings dislikes negative talk about the central business district, which she calls "downtown bashing." The owner of Dill Pickle Maternity Fashions, N212 Howard, phoned following a recent column of mine on her next door neighbor, Vic Quarve (Kwar-vee).

Anderson Decries ‘Tainted Process’

Leveling conflict-of-interest charges against Mayor Jack Geraghty, Spokane city Councilman Chris Anderson refused to vote on a downtown redevelopment project because of what he calls a "tainted process." Late Monday, Anderson's colleagues approved plans, 5-0, for an $80 million project that will use both private and public money to nearly double the size of River Park Square.

Downtown Leaders Seek Improvement District

Downtown business leaders Thursday presented a petition for a parking and improvement district to city leaders, who found themselves quickly attacked by critics of the plan.

Crescent Court Adds Four Tenants

Goodale & Barbieri Co. announced Tuesday that four new tenants will move into Crescent Court and open by summer. Kalispell, Mont.-based Moose Lake Co. will occupy 4,000 square feet on the first floor adjacent to Cucina! Cucina! The store, which is expected to open July 1, is "a specialty store featuring apparel, accessories, home furnishings and gifts that capture our Northwest life style," according to a news release.

Watch For Traffic While Walking On `Pedestrian’ Mall

Will downtown Spokane's new mall on Wall, which is now expected to open in mid-March, be just for foot traffic and slowmoving rubber-tired trolleys as first announced? Or will strollers have to share the twoblock concourse with cars and trucks, as has lately been rumored? The answer to both questions is, yes.