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August 08, 2005


Blue Fish, Green Beer, & A Lion


Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh, how I miss Quinn's. Glad to see that something will be going into that space.

Seems to me that we are going to have a glut of sushi joints really soon. Reminds me of the late 90s when there were bagel shops everywhere!

August 08, 2005 8:43 PM

Blogger astazio said...

Oh I am glad you said Quinn's Jennifer. I could not for the life of me remember what was in that space before. Quinn's had excellent food. I miss it too.

August 08, 2005 9:29 PM


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Normally I would write up an extensive article for each new hot spot or restaurant opening in downtown Spokane. It would be full of photos, lists, and website links. A regular orgy of resource material.

Unfortunately there seems to be more construction and less available information this August. But not to fear, in my pursuit of all things downtown I am happy to report on the up and coming hot spots with what little information I have obtained.

[Blue Fish]
A sign on the door says it will be a Sushi Fusion restaurant and lounge. It is located in Joe-Co Brazils former space and it looks as though the new owners are doing a complete gutting and remodel.

[Lions Lair] This will be a new bar with an Irish Pub feel. It is located in the National Building as part of the Havermale Park project. They promise unique cocktails, a limited menu and live music.

This name may change, or it may not be the restaurant at all, but it was the only new spot referenced by name in articles for the renovated Montvale Hotel ground level. Construction has begun and once I know for sure what it will be I will do a write up.

[Havermale House]
A new coffee and wine hang out is taking its name from the block it will be situated on in the east part of downtown.

[Bistango] A straight up martini lounge is hitting downtown. Work has finally started on Bistango, which is located in the same building as Global Credit Union, a block up from RiverPark Square. It will have a more intimate appeal and, my guess is, a good following.

A curious name that entices the reader to check out the website. Unfortunately the site is only a generic page of links to various sushi supplies and recipes. The outside doesn't do it justice. With a welcoming atmosphere is a great lunch spot for a wide variety of Sushi.