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Doug Clark: Spokane’s trendiest spots share one thing – Mark Camp

I’m an hour into my trek through the historic “Washington Cracker Co.” building, 304 W. Pacific Ave., and it appears my impish tour guide has saved the funhouse part like an ace up his sleeve. Funny. The bright second-floor restrooms that Mark Camp has led me to look normal enough.

Fresh Sheet: Spokane is home to ‘Best in Class’ cider

Santé is expanding its breakfast hours, beginning Friday. The downtown bistro will open at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Its Butcher Bar will be opening earlier, too, with service starting on those days at 10 a.m.

Spokane City Council makes sick leave policy a priority

Paid sick leave shot to the front of the Spokane City Council’s agenda this year, as council members vowed Tuesday to quickly pass a policy to provide workers the opportunity to earn hours reserved for unplanned emergencies or unforeseen health issues. Councilman Jon Snyder, who has worked for the past year with the Spokane Alliance to craft a citywide paid sick leave policy, called it a “popular, important bipartisan issue.” He said the council would immediately pass a resolution supporting citywide paid sick leave, and promised that a city law enforcing the proposal would be voted on by the council this summer.

Baking up a taste of Europe

Santé husband-and-wife owners Jeremy and Kate Hansen have opened a bakeshop three blocks from their downtown restaurant. Common Crumb specializes in European-style breads and pastries, such as baguettes, madeleines and croissants. It opened Wednesday.

The Dirt

Artisan bakery set for downtown Kate Rose Hansen and Jeremy Hansen will open The Common Crumb, an artisan bakery and chocolate shop, in mid-January at the Saranac Commons in downtown Spokane.

Madeleine’s move means shift for cafe

Madeleine’s Café & Patisserie, which has anchored the corner of Main Avenue and Wall Street in downtown Spokane for nearly seven years, plans to relocate. The café opened in June 2007 at 707 W. Main Ave. The plan is to move into its new space at 415 W. Main Ave. by Oct. 1.

Here’s the Dirt: Liberty tenants get more space

A major remodel of the ground floor of the Liberty Building in downtown Spokane has given more retail space for Uncle’s Games and added a lounge in Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie.

WSU offering premium beef

Washington State University is best known for Cougar cheeses and Ferdinand’s ice cream. Now there’s a new culinary specialty on the menu: beef. University staff and animal-science students are raising cattle for WSU Premium Beef. Two kinds of beef are for sale, including Angus choice, for about $5 per pound and Wagyu, a breed that originated in Japan and is famously fork tender, for $9 per pound.