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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Changes to the Montvale Hotel in Downtown Spokane

Most likely due in part to the struggles of the Montvale Hotel's former owner and former Spokane based developer Rob Brewster the small but classy Montvale Hotel in Downtown Spokane fell into chapter 11 bankruptcy in February of this year. However thru out the hotel's money struggles the property never closed it's doors and now to assure it doesn't a trustee with the Spokane law firm of Winston & Cashatt have transferred the hotel to a new management firm.

Hotel Market Solutions , also of Downtown Spokane, have assumed management responsibilities  of the boutique hotel and it has yet to be determined if the company will take over the property permanently. Hotel Market Solutions operates a few other lodging properties around the Greater Spokane area, including the Howard Johnson on the Division St. Hill.

Along with the management changes,  changes have also come to the hotel's 2 restaurants, which in turn also greatly affects the Downtown Spokane dining scene. Upon the takeover by the new management firm Catacombs Pub which had been located in basement of the hotel's building was closed due to licensing issues. The new firm however is seeking a new owner for the former Catacombs Pub space but as of this post no new owner's have re-opened the restaurant.

Also in the Montvale's building was Scout . A restaurant owned by hotel owner Rob Brewster. Scout was open upon the management firm's take over but went out of business shortly there after. At the current time a new restaurant operator is now being sought out for this space as well. Scout had been in space that was long time Downtown business , Far West Billiards . Far West closed a couple of years ago.

The Montvale Hotel continues to operate and despite  the legal battles the hotel shows no sign of closing. The Montvale is a 36 room boutique style hotel located at 1005 W. 1st Ave in Downtown Spokane. The hotel itself is a fully renovated 19th century hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It is also conveniently located within the Downtown Spokane theater district.

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