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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

New restaurant, Bowery will open soon in former Garageland space

A little over a year ago, Chef Todd Andrews began an extensive renovation of a space along Riverside in Downtown Spokane, with the goal of opening a new restaurant there. Last used as the now defunct Garageland, the building, which was built in 1914 and needed significant work. But flash forward to today and we're hearing said work is nearing completion and that new restaurant is now just weeks away from becoming a reality.

Renderings courtesy of Indigo Diggs Architecture.

Located at 230 W. Riverside, the new restaurant will be called Bowery is to open possibly as early as the middle of next month. I'm told they have done what they could to keep the nuance of the historic building that's been home to a number of different businesses in its storied 100+ year history. The space is also in a great location, only a short distance from the University District and nearby some of the east side of Downtown's newest multi-family housing developments.

Chef Andrews tells us by email that Bowery will have a menu serving French inspired Inland Northwest cuisine. "We will have coffee and pastries weekday mornings, brunch on weekends, full-service dinner 7 nights a week". Bowery will also offer beer, wine and cocktails all led by Chef Andrews, a Seattle native who has worked in restaurants in Seattle and New York City.

Architectural work for the new restaurant was done locally by Indigo Diggs Architecture. According to building permit data the renovation project came in at an estimated $200,000. To my knowledge there isn't a website for Bowery just yet but information about the restaurant and their progress can be found on Instagram at