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There are a lot more bikes on the road since the stay-home order, and a scarcity of bikes for sale, at higher prices. Combine these conditions, and many people are eyeing that rundown bike in the garage and wheeling it into Simple Machine Bicycle Shop, located at 820 W Garland Ave.
The Candle Bar Co. celebrated its first year in business on April 4, and owner Holli Brown said the community has been supportive during the stay-home order.
Miquel Roque, 26, was listed Saturday as an inmate at Spokane County Jail on pending charges that include burglary, possession of heroin, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while intoxicated and eluding law enforcement.
While the Spokane real estate market was on an upswing right before the Great Recession, short sales were beginning to sweep the Southwest. Local real estate investors Matt and Jessica Side were faced with a decision: move to Arizona and take advantage of market opportunities there or stay in their hometown.
Spokanites can expect to see more “parklets” around town this summer. The City Council recently approved another extension of a pilot program for the parking-spot-sized public seating areas.
Residents across the City of Spokane shared stories and helped each other clean up Wednesday after a massive windstorm tore through the region Tuesday night.
Red collection buckets. Check. Yellow sign-up notepads. Check.
Businesses in the burgeoning Garland District have more in common than just their location. Most of them – from Tinman Gallery to Celebrations Bakery to the Garland Sandwich Shoppe – are owned by women. “We call it ‘Girls on Garland,’ ” said Bonnie Quinn, owner of Quinn Group Advertising and Marketing. Her father started the Quinn Group in 1969 and the business moved to the Garland locale in 1976.
Several local artists are trying to make their mark on Spokane’s neighborhoods. With professional backgrounds in graphic design, the five artists created brands and logos for a handful of neighborhoods, including the South Hill, Browne’s Addition and Peaceful Valley.
On Saturday, the Garland District is putting on its 10th Garland Street Fair. Sure, it’s a tribute to Judy Garland and “The Wizard of Oz,” but it’s also a day full of kids activities and live music, food and local vendors. “We are expecting around 20,000 people to come up here,” said fair director Amy Cutler. “Something new this year is the block party that picks up when the street fair is over and runs through 10 p.m.”
Two historic Garland District restaurants – one a Depression-era icon and the other a popular diner featured in several Hollywood films – were heavily damaged Sunday night by fire. Spokane firefighters initially tried battling the three-alarm blaze inside Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle, 802 W. Garland Ave., but they had to pull back as heavy flames spread around them and over to Ferguson’s Cafe next door, authorities said.
Two historic Garland District restaurants, one a depression-era icon and the other a popular diner featured in a handful of Hollywood films, were heavily damaged Sunday night.
On Saturday four Spokane neighborhoods are getting together to celebrate local businesses. This year’s Girls Day Out – a neighborhood shopping event supported by the city of Spokane – has a pink theme, and its goal is to introduce local shoppers to their neighborhood businesses. Instead of driving through the shopping areas on East Sprague Avenue or North Hillyard, Girls Day Out wants to get you out of your car and into the neighborhood shops.
Last year, more than 10,000 people made their way to Garland Avenue for the street fair, and this year organizers expect at least the same number to show up. “We have really put a lot of work into it,” said Tracy Mielke, owner of A Bead Addict’s Attic on Garland and one of the street fair organizers. “We have more vendors signed up at this point than we’ve ever had before.”