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Kilted Growler taps into Hayden

The Kilted Growler Tap House opened earlier this month at 8160 N. Cornerstone Drive, in Hayden. Owner Steve Welch, a longtime Coeur d’Alene home brewer, says he opened the tap house as a way of getting back into the beer business. “My father used to...

Spokane artist Ben Joyce plans new gallery

Spokane artist Ben Joyce says he plans this fall to open a production studio, an art gallery, and an event space to be named Ben Joyce Studios, in the former auto glass warehouse at 806 W. Third. “It’s always been a dream of mine to open up a gallery...

Fresh Soul opens in East Central neighborhood

The Spokane Eastside Reunion Association is set to debut Fresh Soul, its long-planned Southern-style restaurant and youth-employment program, with an opening date scheduled for today, July 19. SERA founder Michael C. Brown says the nonprofit purchased th...

Sams & Coffee opens in Spokane Valley

Jacob Miller has opened a new coffee and sandwich shop named Sams & Coffee, at 12709 E. Mirabeau Parkway, in Spokane Valley. Miller, who also owns the downtown sports bar Crave Eats.Drinks.Nightlife., says he was looking to start a slightly different kin...

Worthy Hotels acquires Hotel RL Spokane at the Park

Worthy Hotels Inc., the Spokane-based parent company of four prominent downtown hotels, has bought the Hotel RL Spokane at the Park, near downtown Spokane. The hotel, located on 7 acres of land on the north bank of the Spokane River, at 303 W. North Ri...

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Changes in Cheney: A downtown revitalization effort

A group of businesspeople in Cheney are sowing early seeds of a plan to re-energize the farm-and-college town’s downtown. It’s an effort that some involved say could have a blossoming effect for the entire city of 11,900 people that’s a 20-minute ...

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Fannie’s Ice Pops: When cold treats become a hot product

Long before she envisioned selling ice pops from a cart attached to a bicycle, Mandolyn Hume was freezing her children’s leftover smoothies to make refreshing summertime treats. “We lived by Manito Park, so the ice cream truck would come by multiple ...

Complex permits for food establishments is on the rise

Despite an uptick in the number of food establishments applying for complex permits, Spokane Regional Health District inspectors say the number of health inspections that result in code violations or reinspections hasn’t increased. Steven Main, food sa...

Fiber retailer Hook Needle & Nook weaves into North Monroe space

A new yarn shop called Hook & Needle Nook LLC has opened in a 1,700-square-foot leased space in the St. Cloud Building at 1508 N. Monroe. Owner and manager Esther Wheeler says the business opened in early June. “We have two suites; one is filled wit...

New BBQ food truck rolls out

Spokane barbecue enthusiast Al Batson is preparing to roll out a new truck, (m)EAT BBQ, which will serve barbecued beef, pork, chicken, and other offerings. Batson says he’s currently a member of the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association, so his truc...

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