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The three- and four-room apartments would rent for $25-$35 a month in 1907. Early advertisements referred to the Feulner Building, later the Rosemary Apartments, and touted electricity, continuous hot water and janitorial service.
Later moving from residential refrigerators to commercial units, Electro-Kold became a household name under the ownership of Lewis and Clark graduate Edwin S. Matthews.
It didn't take long for Bradley Irion to go from a tress to distress when he learned of the potential impact of the pandemic last winter. Unlike many Americans, the celebrity hairstylist was aware that the novel coronavirus was serious. The Spokane native's friend and client, actress Leslie Grossman from "American Horror Story," revealed that a horror story was on its way to America.
W.T. Grant opened two stores in Spokane within six months of each other in the 1950s. The department store billed itself as "4-stores-in-one," offering clothing, dry goods, home hardware and variety items.
Ghost stories are a year-round experience at the Spokane Public Library. Not only are books and movies about ghosts always on the shelf, but a lot of people also come to the library's Northwest Room to learn about the ghosts that share their homes, said librarian Vanessa Strange.
Michael Wiley, 43, was born and raised in Spokane and got his start in the restaurant business at the Old Spaghetti Factory downtown at age 17 in 1994. Fast forward 26 years, and Wiley has since opened Wiley’s Downtown Bistro and runs a catering business, Wiley’s Catering Co.
Katerra vacated its office space on Sept. 22 in the historic bakery, according to a $3.5 million lawsuit filed in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday. That's five years before their lease with the owners of the recently renovated commercial space was set to expire.
Downtown Spokane Partnership is rewarding acts of kindness for people living, working, shopping and playing in the city center. It's a way of highlighting what people and businesses are doing to slow the spread of COVID-19, said Elisabeth Hooker, the group's marketing and programming director.
Restaurateur Abe Fox, executive chef Jon Green and business partner Eddie Gulberg have opened their restaurant Wooden City Spokane in the historic Genesee Building downtown this month after the coronavirus pandemic pushed back their original target date of spring.
The Pin has dropped from the ranks of Spokane’s music scene. The music venue’s owner, Chelsey Heidenreich, announced Friday afternoon via Facebook that the club at 412 W. Sprague Ave. has permanently closed its doors.
Despite disruptions to the construction industry caused by the pandemic and the building’s temporary use as an emergency shelter for the homeless, the project is still on schedule for completion in spring 2022.
Within two weeks, boosters including local artist Chris Bovey were able to raise the $15,000 needed to restore the historic sign to its rightful place on West Third Avenue. Ming Wah is also now open for takeout orders.
On a recent sunny afternoon, Tina Stevens, a blonde, 50-something middle school teacher, hopped out of her car in the parking lot at the Seven2 digital ad agency downtown. Her purpose was to get a closer look at the enormous Black Lives Matter mural.
Local artist Bob Lloyd, 76, has shown up to the site of a new Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Spokane almost every day since painting began three weeks ago on the massive outdoor installation.
The Spokane City Council voted Monday to override Mayor Nadine Woodward's veto of a new law that bans the use of "Mosquito" devices – small speakers that emit a shrill, high-pitched noise meant to disperse the young and homeless from congregating or sleeping near a business.
While organizers were planning a world's fair in the early 1970s, boosters were also pitching the idea of a natural downtown playground that would be left in its wake. That idea became Riverfront Park.
Austin Sherper, 24, was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on two charges of aggravated assault. Authorities say he fired into a group following an argument near the Iron Horse Bar in downtown Coeur d'Alene late Saturday.
The location of the downtown John Deere warehouse in Spokane, built in 1910, was tied to the railroads in the city's urban center. The arrival of the World's Fair in 1974 led to the realignment of those railroads, and the John Deere building was used for storage and staging during Expo '74.
A mural honoring George Floyd in downtown Spokane was vandalized Thursday night.