Thursday, October 9, 2014

New life and tenants coming to 304 W. Pacific, Downtown Spokane

I mentioned the large brick warehouse building at 304 W. Pacific in Downtown Spokane not too long ago as the place where the Terrain art exhibition was hoping to set up their first year round art gallery / performing arts center. And while that effort, nicknamed The Campaign for Terrain, is now underway, it looks like even more then just that effort is also underway for 304 W. Pacific.

304 W. Pacific is more commonly known for being the former Washington Cracker Co. .
The building is located on the southern edge of Downtown Spokane on the end of Pacific Ave., which has also been nicknamed Spokane's Creative Alley for it's already numerous creative business, making Terrain a perfect fit. The street has also been the site of several of Spokane's most exciting building renovation projects, that even includes the now under construction project over at the former Cold Storage building in the 100 block.

Plans call for Terrain to take 4,000 squrare feet of the building for their new gallery. But also included for the building are the following-

- A new tasting room for the local winery Overbluff Cellars.

- A un-named coffee shop

- Fellow Co-Working , a co-working business, that's currently over on Howard, also in Downtown Spokane. Fellow was started and is operated by Luke Baumgarten who is one of several people who are behind Terrain.


The building, despite it's size, has sat largely empty in recent history. Because of this the building will need major construction to bring it back into use. Construction will start soon, with the building to be completed sometime early next year.

Some additional uses may also become of the left over space within the building. These spaces will likely be for office uses and possibly even a residential use.

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