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Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's opening day for Urban Outfitters Spokane!

What began as a rumored " mystery retailer " coming to River Park Square in the Spring of 2015 is now a reality. The Philadelphia based Urban Outfitters chain will officially swing open the doors to the their first store in Spokane this morning at 10 am. Today may be the first day in business for Spokane's Urban Outfitters but there main grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday ( Oct. 22nd ) with local vendors during the day and live music later on in the event.

Urban Outfitters is in a newly constructed building at the corner of Main & Wall connected to River Park Square in Downtown Spokane. The building is at the site of the former Saad Building and will the store will eventually be joined by STCU and Rocket Bakery in occupying space in the new modern looking commercial building.

The Urban Outfitters company also has a handful of other retail store brands under it's banner, which they have / are also bringing to Spokane. The company has opened a Anthropologie store a couple of blocks west on Main Ave and will soon bring a Free People retail store not far from Anthropologie also on W. Main. All nearby River Park Square and on properties owned by Cowles Co.'s real estate arm Centennial Properties who owns River Park Square

Urban Outfitters offers clothing , accessories, footwear, houseware items & more . The chain has a bit of a cult following with a younger crowd like college students, hipsters and similar. The company now boasts over 400 retail stores around the world and a significant online presence.

The new store takes up most of the new 10,000 square foot two story building and is just one part of the transformation happening in the area as Wall St has been completely re-built from W. Main north to Spokane Falls Blvd. which is now more of pedestrian friendly plaza that the City says will act as a gateway into the newly re-done Riverfront Park once that project starts to wrap up in the coming months and years. A grand re-opening celebration for N. Wall St is also being held by the City of Spokane on Friday at 11:30a - 1:30p with a ceremony, food trucks and contests to win shopping sprees from Runners Soul , Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters.

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