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April 27, 2006

 

Downtown Shows No Signs Of Slowing

4 Comments:

Blogger RemiO said...

I agree, this is the first article in the Inlander that has been worth reading in a while. It's positive, yet without crossing in to being just cheerleading. Hopefully it's the start of a new trend not just for downtown, but the Inlander also.

April 27, 2006 12:21 PM

 
Blogger astazio said...

I have to agree with you agreeing with me. The Inlander disappoints most of the time, which is too bad for Spokane. I tend to take 2 or 3 minutes to glance it over each week and find very little worth reading. I get more of my news froms blogs then the local papers because I enjoy the personal slant that blogs give.

April 27, 2006 12:33 PM

 
Blogger The Good Reverend Silky Johnson said...

Hey there... 1st time commentor long time reader.

I've lived in Spokane for 37 years now and up until the last 10 years its been the exact same for the last 20 years. I have a loft on Washington and although I still kick the daily transient off my fire escape he's now a more cheerful transient then was found here 20 years ago. All in all for Spokanes size and girth its not a bad joint at all. exept for the local media, I agree with the prior commentors. mainstream media is just not up to par. Thank god for blogs.

May 02, 2006 8:28 PM

 
Blogger astazio said...

Always happy to hear from others with new thoughts on downtown. Checked out your blog Reverend and enjoy it. Keep up the good work.

May 02, 2006 8:52 PM

 

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It thrills me to find others who are excited about what is going on in downtown Spokane. In the Commentary section of the Inlander this week you can see how Spokane is reproducing a model that so many bigger cities before us have followed. Here are some excerpts from the commentary, but make sure to check out the full article, it is worth the read.
[Excerpt From The Inlander] "We've been writing about the importance of making downtown Spokane a neighborhood for years — since well before anybody ever heard of Portland's Pearl District. But only recently has Spokane been ready, with enough pent-up demand to get several big projects off the ground.

Like Belltown, downtown Spokane kind of limped along for years, with just the right projects — River Park Square, the Davenport Hotel — coming together at the right times to keep it viable. Now that success is here, with more on the way in the form of Kendall Yards, the Great Gorge Park and, perhaps, a new farmers' market, you can't help but pinch yourself and wonder, 'Am I still in Spokane?' "

Full Article: It's Happening