New eatery eyed for Patsy Clark carriage house
Spokane mansion used for events, office spacesAugust 31st, 2023
Patsy Clark LLC, the investment group that owns Patsy Clark Mansion, is looking into adding a restaurant to the historic building’s carriage house.
“The current concept we are investigating is a small, neighborhood-scale eatery,” says Drew Kleman, of Spokane-based Press Architecture LLC, who filed a pre-development application for the project with the city of Spokane.
Located at 2208 W. Second in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition neighborhood, the 3 1/2- story, 12,000-square-foot mansion built in 1898 for mining mogul Patrick “Patsy” Clark was designed by Spokane architect Kirkland Cutter, whose work also includes the original Davenport Hotel, the Monroe Street Bridge, and the Glover Mansion.
Because of its place on the Spokane Register of Historic Places, Kleman says there are additional challenges and requirements that must be met to move forward with the carriage house project.
“Their goal is to create a space where neighbors can gather, but they’re looking at all options at this point just to understand what that would take,” Kleman says.
The are no concrete plans in place, Kleman says, so there is no timeline or estimated valuation for the project yet.
Should the project move forward, the pre-development application also calls for new doors in the carriage house’s existing window openings, which would connect the envisioned eatery with an outdoor patio area, Kleman says.
The 4,000-square-foot carriage house has a main floor, a second-floor loft, and a partial basement, Kleman says.
Patsy Clark LLC is governed by Steve DeWalt, of Seattle-based InterUrban Development LLC.
InterUrban’s Spokane office is located in the Patsy Clark Mansion, along with Spokane law firm Eymann Allison Jones PS.
“There is no expectation or any thought of any change to the office use or the (tenants) of the mansion,” Kleman says.
The mansion also currently is used as an event venue. The iconic building has also been used as a rooming house, an inn, and a restaurant.