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Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Haystack Building faced myriad obstacles

The neighbors affectionately call it the Haystack Building, because of the rock formations around it. It’s been under construction since 2009 but it wasn’t until mid-January that the project finally cleared permit requirements at Spokane City Hall. It’s located just west of the South Perry Business District and is unlike other buildings in the neighborhood: it’s a combined yoga studio and apartment building.

South Perry group eyes alcohol impact zone

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is seeking an alcohol impact zone in the South Perry District. An alcohol impact zone would not outlaw sales of liquor from grocery stores, restaurants and bars, but it would ban sales of single-serving high alcohol beverages that typically are consumed on the street or in parks near where they are purchased.

Proposed garden in Grant Park enters planning phase

About 30 people showed up to get their hands in the dirt at a recent planning meeting for a proposed community garden in Grant Park in Spokane’s South Perry neighborhood. The community garden would be located to the west of Grant Elementary School and north of the central parking lot and restroom area in the park.

Proposed garden in Grant Park enters planning phase

About 30 people showed up to get their hands in the dirt at a Saturday planning meeting for a proposed community garden in Grant Park. The community garden would be located to the west of Grant Elementary School and north of the central parking lot and restroom area in the park.

South Perry assesses year with eye to future

When the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association held its annual meeting Tuesday evening at the Emmanuel Life Center, the first part of the meeting was dedicated to neighborhood news and updates from various organizations. Spencer Granger, of the Emmanuel Life Center, has worked with the South Perry association for the past five years to set goals organized around what’s called the Main Street model.

Pastor to lead S. Perry group

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association elected a new president last week. The Rev. Deb Conklin, pastor at Liberty Park United Methodist Church, is serving through this fall as former president Geoff White of the Perry Street Café is focusing his efforts on the upcoming South Perry Fair and Parade on July 17. Conklin has lived in the South Perry neighborhood for three years. Prior to that, she served in several smaller towns around Spokane.