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Monday, May 11, 2015

Follow up on new restaurants coming to Northtown Mall

One new business topic I get asked about from time to time is what new restaurants will occupy the new wing on the north side of Northtown Mall. The new wing is said to be opening as early as June and yet little is known about what restaurants will actually be opening there. So, here is what we know for the time being...

The only confirmed restaurant coming to Northtown Mall is Buffalo Wild Wings-

Buffalo Wild Wings is planning to open their new restaurant at Northtown Mall in June. It will employ about 130 and hiring is already underway. This will be Buffalo Wild Wings second location in the Spokane area as the chain also has a location on Indiana Ave, just west of Spokane Valley Mall.

A location also opened last year in Coeur d' Alene, for more information Buffalo Wild Wings visit-

Outback Steakhouse looks likely to be relocating to Northtown Mall

Although not a sure thing with no official news from Outback Steakhouse's corporate office numerous sources are telling me that Outback Steakhouse will in fact open a location at Northtown Mall.

A new Outback Steakhouse would replace the location at Franklin Park Commons shopping center a few blocks north of Northtown. We're told their lease is up at Franklin Park and have decided to simply move.

This could be a sign of future renovations at Franklin Park as well as that shopping center is where the new North Spokane Trader Joe's is coming.

Cheesecake Factory?

It's a very strong rumor, and if The Cheesecake Factory chain was to open in Spokane, Northtown Mall seems like a logical choice.

But at this time we cannot prove nor deny that The Cheesecake Factory will open a location at Northtown. In my opinion however it seems like could be true based on how many times I've heard this rumor and the fact that the chain already has locations in Washington State.

Dave & Buster's?

The rumor of a Dave & Buster's coming to Northtown Mall seems to have died down but could be true. All I know is that Dave & Buster is a rumor, but that it's at this time just that, a rumor.

Texas Roadhouse?

With a location in Coeur d' Alene , a new Texas Roadhouse could technically happen for Spokane. But, since most Texas Roadhouse locations I've seen are stand alone buildings, a Northtown Mall Texas Roadhouse seems unlikely.

Famous Dave's BBQ ?

With several locations around Western Washington the rumor of a Famous Dave's BBQ still exists around Spokane. However it has not been confirmed to be coming to Northtown Mall , we will keep watching this one as we do think this may happen.

Your tips wanted....

If you can prove what restaurants and / or other new businesses are coming to the new section of Northtown Mall please contact me anytime, you can remain anonymous .

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