Stories tagged: ridpath hotel
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019
The 12th and 13th floors of the building have long been considered for privately owned condos, but only recently did permits get issued for the 12th floor, which will have …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019
A motor inn catering to America’s generation of car travelers opened in 1963 on the site of what used to be the historic Spokane Hotel. The Ridpath Motor Inn had …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
John B. Blalock, born 1856 in Sevier County, Tennessee, was one of Spokane Falls’ early settlers, arriving in 1879, after stops in Oregon and Walla Walla.
Mon., June 4, 2018
All of the 206 units, and the restaurant on the ground floor, should be completely done and open by September.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
In the past four decades, Ron Wells has saved dozens of buildings from the wrecking ball, and rehabilitated them for every purpose: living, dining, playing and working.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
There are only six seats left for the test dinner Sept. 11.
Fri., June 23, 2017
The octopus-themed gin joint and traditional French eatery are slated to open in the old Ridpath Hotel.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017
You might have been forgiven for thinking it would never happen. The storied Ridpath Hotel – a downtown fixture for more than a century – had fallen into such a …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017
The city will have to vote a few more times before Ron Wells’ loan to convert the old hotel into mixed housing gets final approval.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Urban explorers have been plumbing the depths of Spokane’s hidden places.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Plans and money are coming together to revitalize the decaying Ridpath Hotel. With the help of a $1.75 million city loan expected this spring, developer Ron Wells is closer to …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Shawn Vestal: Finally, Ridpath renovation may be a reality, part of ‘generational transformation’ of downtown
Downtown Spokane is in the midst of a massive, generational transformation, a series of changes that will redefine it for years to come.
Thu., May 19, 2016
Five years on, nothing much has changed at the deteriorating Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
It is only natural that the long, strange trip that has unfolded over the past several years at the Ridpath Hotel would continue to get longer and stranger. Two potential …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago A sizable earthquake shook the South Hill, especially the Cannon Hill and Rockwood areas.
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015
As part of the Fall Visual Arts Tour, Window Dressing will be unveiling the first five installations intended to spruce up the area around the abandoned Ridpath Hotel.
Fri., July 10, 2015
It’s been just three weeks since the second Bazaar, the downtown local arts festival that already feels like a community staple. So naturally, Ginger Ewing, one of the people who …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. James D. Crooks, 64, of Troy, Idaho, was arrested on murder charges in the death of his wife, Eliza L. Crooks, 64. …
Wed., July 23, 2014
Washington Trust Bank has purchased the empty Ridpath Annex with plans to convert the building into office space to absorb the bank’s downtown growth. The bank’s purchase brings an end …
Sat., June 28, 2014
Tobby Hatley wants to bring some color back to the Spokane night. Hatley, a former TV newsman, is leading a project to identify and refurbish some of the grand neon …
Sat., June 21, 2014
After more than three years of watching private developers struggle to save the derelict Ridpath Hotel, Spokane city officials are prepared to arrange limited financing to help convert the building …
Wed., June 11, 2014
There is a strange bit of parallel blaming in recent court filings surrounding Spokane fraud king Greg Jeffreys. In attempting to get a judge to lower the millions in restitution …
Tue., June 10, 2014
A Spokane developer who swindled millions from investors and banks in complex real estate schemes, including one involving the decrepit Ridpath Hotel downtown, was sentenced Monday to eight years in …
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
Ron Wells is becoming leery of setting deadlines at the Ridpath Hotel. He had hoped that work to turn the decrepit old hotel into a downtown apartment building would be …
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013
Greg Jeffreys never quit trying. The man who set a new land-speed record for big-time Spokane grift never quit hustling. If one deal wasn’t working, he cooked up another. If …
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
The Ridpath Hotel and its east wing building have been added to the Spokane Register of Historic Places. The vote by the Spokane City Council will make the troubled and …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
The road to restoration of the Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane reaches an important milestone today as the hotel goes up for recommendation to the National Register of Historic Places. …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Now you see them. Now you don’t. A judge has ruled that some of the condominium units and restrictions at the Ridpath Hotel were created improperly – and therefore do …
Wed., March 20, 2013
Possible connections to someone he called a Mexican drug lord could thwart Gregory D. Jeffreys’ efforts to get out of jail. Jeffreys, a Spokane real estate developer, is awaiting trial …