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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.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Fire Artisan Pizza in downtown Spokane was extinguished, and, as of April 1 – and this is no joke – Gozo Brick Oven Bistro took its place at 816 W. Sprague Ave.
In 1962, organizers placed a symbolic Berlin Wall in downtown Spokane to direct local attention to the Soviet Union's blockade during the Cold War.
About 100 people waved Pride flags and held up signs supporting Black lives as they marched to create unity in the community and create visibility for the LGBTQ community on Saturday.
After nearly five years of being unabashedly themselves, the owners of Spaceman Coffee are closing down their unique space on West Sprague Avenue.