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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Transplanted Tavolata opens downtown

Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell opened the fourth location of his Italian restaurant Tavolata, his first outside Seattle, on May 1 downtown in the former location of the Olive Garden, and a former city leader welcomed him during his quiet opening weekend.

Then and Now: The Rookery

From 1890 until the buildings were demolished in 1933, four interconnected buildings wrapped around the southeast corner of Howard Street and Riverside Avenue were simply called the Rookery, the word for a colony of birds’ nests.

Then and Now: Downtown’s former Crescent Block

Spokane Dry Goods, later renamed The Crescent, opened in 1889 and grew rapidly. Around 1899, the store moved to the 700 block of Main Avenue and connected to a new three-story block facing Riverside. Advertisements in the early 1900s proclaimed The Crescent as “Spokane’s Greatest Store."

Then and Now: Weisfield’s Jewelers

Brothers Leo and Sam Weisfield and their brother-in-law Ralph Goldberg had a small watch repair business in Seattle, started in 1917. Before Spokane, they had stores in Seattle, Tacoma, Aberdeen, Bellingham and Mount Vernon.

Posole for the Sol benefits Second Harvest

It is said that chicken soup is for the soul, but in Spokane this week, purchasing posole for the Sol benefits the food bank Second Harvest. Chef Travis Dickinson’s Cochinito Taqueria downtown is taking part in Bowl of Sol, a benefit for Second Harvest that pairs his posole with a locally made bowl for the customer’s keeping.