Stories tagged: East Sprague
Mon., July 22, 2019
What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Palms were read there. Hair was cut there. Radios were rented there. Now, the 111-year-old “palmistry” building on East Sprague Avenue is slinging microbrews and fish and chips. This week, …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction
City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.
Sat., May 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
The city received a Smart Partnership Award for pulling together entities in support of a revitalization of East Sprague Avenue, first discussed in 2013.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
A dilapidated appliance store on East Sprague Avenue is being renovated into offices for a local architecture company.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
The new transit stops on East Sprague look great, but it’s what they’re doing that has people at Spokane Transit Authority and the city excited.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Thanks to a deal closed this month, a space once relegated to shopping carts and grocery aisles will provide future urgent care to youngsters in need.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
After nearly half a year of construction, and half a century of stagnation, a new section of East Sprague Avenue opened Friday afternoon.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
Four years ago, an idea came out of Spokane City Hall to transform East Sprague. It’s beginning to work.
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
This isn’t the first time that Chris and Sigrid Bennett, owners of two Bennidito’s locations, have suffered through construction-related slowdowns in their businesses
Fri., March 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Big Avista project across the railroad tracks from WSU Spokane would spur change in maligned neighborhood
Plans are emerging for a major redevelopment project across the railroad tracks from the WSU Spokane campus.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, noon
The new U-District bridge linking the promise of college with the problems of a neighborhood is a chance for change that Spokane should embrace.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Scott Kusel is trying to build interest in bringing a local grocer back to East Central.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
The effort to lift Sprague up moved forward last month when the Spokane City Council approved a request by a majority of East Sprague business and property owners to create …
Wed., May 13, 2015
Could someone please find Spokane’s Eighth Man an actual issue? The group’s members have passion in spades. They have commitment. They have identified and named their enemies. They will stand …
Tue., April 28, 2015
Supporters call it iconic and necessary, detractors use terms unfit for print, but the University District bicycle and pedestrian bridge inched closer to construction Monday as the Spokane City Council …
Fri., March 20, 2015
Spokane police for the first time used a new city law aimed at discouraging prostitution along East Sprague Avenue. Officers arrested three men Wednesday night suspected of attempting to patronize …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Johns and pimps on Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue now face more than jail time if cops catch them in the act – their cars will be impounded. This week, the …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015
With pending street, sidewalk and other investments of as much as $32 million ticketed for East Sprague Avenue and adjacent blocks, the Spokane City Council is preparing to act against …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015
East Sprague Avenue’s reputation as Spokane’s seedy red-light district could change, if the City Council approves a new law allowing police to impound vehicles used for activities related to prostitution. …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Some people are already calling it a bridge to nowhere. But critics of the city’s proposed pedestrian bridge – connecting the university district to East Sprague – are suffering from …
Thu., May 12, 2011
Mention East Sprague and most everyone has some sort of comment to make, and it’s usually not a good one. To those people Boris Borisov has one thing to say: …
Sat., May 15, 2010
Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean up an emerging Spokane neighborhood on Friday, and at the same time helped celebrate a national service organization dedicated to fighting poverty in …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2009
The sale of “high-test” beer on a section of East Sprague is being restricted by the Spokane City Council in an effort to curb some of the consequences of alcohol …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2009
If the city of Spokane expects to polish the tarnished image of the East Sprague Avenue neighborhood, it’s going to require buy-in by the business owners there, including a handful …
Mon., April 6, 2009
As road construction gets going for the 2009 season, officials in Spokane Valley want motorists to know that one of the largest street projects in the area is occurring along …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2007
A new cafe specializing in gourmet tea might seem out of place among Spokane’s ubiquitous java huts and espresso stands. But a tea house amidst the dilapidated buildings and vacant …