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Stories tagged: river park square

Holiday terrain: Brrrzaar is back with local goods at River Park Square

Dread shopping at the mall? Prefer buying local and handmade? Now you can head downtown and still keep your chin up. River Park Square will be ground zero for shopping …

The Dirt: Texas-themed bar to open in downtown Spokane

Little Sumthin’ owner Austin Estrada filed an application with the city in October to convert a former photography studio at 301 W. Second Ave. into a 600-square-foot bar.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Christmas Tree Elegance raises money for Spokane Symphony

Christmas Tree Elegance, an annual event held by the Spokane Symphony Associates, is in its 37th year at the Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square.

Christmas Tree Elegance returns for 37th year, continues downtown through Dec. 15

While people aplenty were glued to their iPhones and laptops and/or recovering from Thanksgiving weekend on Cyber Monday, the volunteers of Christmas Tree Elegance were busy installing 18 trees to …

Then and Now: NorthTown Mall

Eastern Washington’s largest mall began as a cluster of shops surrounding an Albertson’s grocery store in the 1950s. Today, it houses a movie theater and several remaining department stores after …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Flatstick Pub is now open in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Flatstick Pub, a casual, craft beer pub with a nine-hole miniature golf course, is now open in downtown Spokane.

Rob Curley: What does a woman who plays a Disney princess several times a week think about ‘Frozen II’?

Most people know Ashlee Karras as Miss Spokane. She’s the crowned ambassador for our city. She’s so good at it that she’s won numerous pageants and even been named Miss …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Lush retail store expected to open in February at River Park Square

A new retail store is bringing a national brand of cosmetics to downtown Spokane to be part of River Park Square.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Renovations underway soon for Cosmic Cowboy Grill in River Park Square

Renovations will soon be underway for Cosmic Cowboy Grill in River Park Square, which will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Tortilla Union.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Man arrested for alleged spree of property destruction in downtown Spokane

Spokane police identified and charged a man suspected of over $14,000 worth of property damage in downtown Spokane two weeks ago.

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Officers, volunteers welcome kids to Junior Police Academy in downtown Spokane

The Spokane Police Department and the Downtown Spokane Partnership hosted the Junior Police Academy on Saturday to introduce kids to the world of law enforcement.

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Pop Up Shop plans relocation to River Park Square

The Pop Up Shop, presently in Steam Plant Square, is rebranding and relocating to River Park Square, a move that will accommodate additional space for artists to sell locally-made goods.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Flatstick Pub is opening in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Flatstick Pub, a casual craft beer pub with a nine hole miniature golf course, is expanding its presence to Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.

Then and Now: The Palace and J.C. Penney

The old Palace building got a complete makeover in mid-century style, for the incoming J.C. Penney store.

Santa Claus continues decades-old tradition of visits to Spokane malls

The technology and requests may be different than they were at the old Crescent or Bon Marche department stores, but children still line up every year to bend the ear …

Looking local: Terrain heads to the mall for a one-day local artisan fair, Brrzaar

River Park Square on Saturday will dedicate its first two floors to host 70 booths filled with local artists and craftspeople as part of Terrain’s first ever winter market. Dubbed …

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018

Nike opens downtown Spokane location; sidewalks barriers cleared

Downtown Spokane welcomed its latest retail giant Thursday with the grand opening of the sportswear company’s shop at Main Street and Howard Avenue.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

After years of decline, Spokane’s skywalks are getting a boost

The city’s upper avenues once served as busy footpaths between bustling commercial centers. Today, two new skywalks are under construction at the former downtown Macy’s at a cost of about …

Then and Now: Downtown shopping

In 1972, as Spokane was preparing for Expo ’74, retail shopping in the downtown area was undergoing big changes.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

Lights, songs and Santa steal the show at annual Christmas tree lighting

Singing a medley of carols at the base of a 50-foot Christmas tree, the Christian Youth Theater’s quartet evoked the yuletide spirit of hundreds at Riverpark Square on Friday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

Reindeer Cletus and Clyde make welcome addition to River Park Square festivities

River Park Square typically prepares for the holiday season each November by hanging garlands in walkways, stringing bright lights in storefront windows and setting up the 50-foot Christmas tree in …

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Pendleton stores plans four-day opening event Pendleton Woolen Mills is having a four-day grand opening of its new Spokane store in downtown’s River Park Square.

Spokane urban design awards honor Urban Outfitters building

Held every two years, the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards recognize public projects within city limits that promote smart public improvements. This year’s top winner was the expansion at River Park …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Bloem celebrates 40 years of selling flowers, chocolates, cards

When Johanna Julyan and her husband moved to Spokane and bought Bloem Flowers, Chocolates and Paperie in 1977 – then called Boehms Candies – she knew she had to find …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

River Park Square replacing trees along Main Avenue in downtown Spokane

River Park Square is in the process replacing the rows of trees along the Maine Avenue sidewalk in front of the popular downtown shopping destination.

Man attempts to snatch 2-year-old from mother at River Park Square

A man who attempted to snatch a 2-year-old girl away from her mother in River Park Square on Tuesday told police he was stopping her from “running out into traffic,” …

Then and now: Pratt Furniture

Entrepreneur Albert R. Pratt built a legacy in furniture in Spokane, in an area now incorporated into the River Park Square development.

Spokane will mine shopping data to see what’s missing downtown

What’s missing from downtown Spokane’s retail and service scene? The city and several business groups hope to take the guesswork out of filling the gaps by tapping into sales analytics.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Burst water pipe triggers fire alarm at River Park Square

A burst sprinkler pipe at a downtown Pottery Barn store led to evacuations at River Park Square Monday evening.