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A site on Division Street formerly occupied by The White Elephant could be transformed into a Panda Express restaurant, according to a preliminary application filed with the city.
After 74 years in business, the former Army surplus store on Division Street closed for good Sunday. It was a family affair for the owners, and a chance for longtime customers to have one last shopping experience at the landmark store.
The owners of the White Elephant may be closing the curtains on their family business, but the show will go on for their iconic elephant ride.
The going-out-of-business sale at White Elephant in Spokane will end July 26. All remaining merchandise is now priced at 50% off the marked prices.
The going-out-of business sale at both White Elephant stores in the Spokane area continues until Saturday, which will be the last day shoppers can obtain items at the location in Spokane Valley.
There aren't a lot of stores in Spokane where you can pick up a fishing pole, some Matchbox cars and a site map from Expo '74 all in one place. Soon, there won't be any.
The history of the White Elephant stores mirrors the story of Spokane: A somewhat unconventional place that provides nearly everything that matters, at an affordable price. The owners are closing the iconic stores.
Spokane shoppers continue to ravage grocery store shelves, but they also have begun buying guns, ammunition and camping supplies as the coronavirus panic has turned to thoughts home defense.
While the stores might not stock Clark Griswold’s non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant, there was still plenty of fun to be had sledding on the fresh powder Spokane received Friday.
Three of the longest-tenured Spokane retailers have taken different approaches to make Black Friday a sales boost, but not necessarily a game-changer, for their overall success.
Spokane shoppers can be joyous to know that many of the area’s longtime retail businesses are going strong with the help of loyal customers.
Nobody knows how many black felt pens have been drained marking prices on products sold in the Spokane White Elephant Stores founded in 1946 by the late John R. Conley.
As a teenager, John Conley built airstrips in the South Pacific during World War II. He came home to build one of the most iconic stores in Spokane.
OUTDOOR RETAILERS -- John R. Conley Sr., who founded the Spokane White Elephant Stores 71 years ago, is dead at 90, The Spokesman-Review reported today. He deserves local legend status for creating a business model that started with military surplus before evolving to routinely deliver...
John Conley, founder of the White Elephant and a highly regarded figure in Spokane community, has died. He was 90.
McBride is returning to her former stomping grounds to mark the release of “’Round Midnight,” released last week from Touchstone, with a reading at Auntie’s. In an email interview, McBride talked about her memorable teenage job, teaching, and finding inspiration for her story.
While some consumers are signing Facebook pledges to refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, several Spokane store owners are keeping their doors shut on Nov. 28 to underline the same message: It’s a holiday, not a shopping day. Many large national retail chains have announced plans to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening to “Black Friday” shoppers looking for early bargains. But independent retailers contacted here say they won’t ruin a family holiday in order to generate more sales.
A Spokane business stalwart is struggling to find answers after his 15-year-old granddaughter was gunned down in Western Washington last month as she walked with friends. More than 2,000 family members, classmates and teachers attended the funeral last month of 15-year-old Mary C. “Molly” Conley, of Seattle. She is one of 71 grandchildren of 86-year-old John Conley Sr., of Spokane, who founded the White Elephant store in 1946.
A SWAT team surrounded the White Elephant store on North Division Street on Friday night after a report of a man entering the building through an air duct on the roof.