Perhaps a bit unlike some legislation in the real Oval Office, there has definitely been progress at site where The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar once stood in Post Falls. The popular restaurant & bar was housed in a converted former house at 620 N. Spokane St for several years. It was demolished in 2022 after being planned to close for a remodel, that instead became removing the structure, likely due to the amount to repair.
The front porch and signage we're left on the site with a promise to re-build by the owners on social media. And they are keeping that promise as in August construction fences went up and work is now progressing to build a new Oval Office. Site work is ongoing and early work for a foundation has also now commenced.
We reached out to the owner via email about when the business might re-open but did not receive a response as of my writing this. Noteworthy however is the planned new building will be larger than the original as permit data on file with the City of Post Falls shows the new building will be a 3,348 SF structure being built at a cost of $502K. If data is correct this would be triple the size of the original restaurant.
RH Contracting is the general contractor for the project and ML Architect looks to have done the architectural work for the new building. During construction both of the Oval Office's sister restaurants also do remain open, The White House Grill about one block north of the site at Seltice & Spokane St in Post Falls and The Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar at Mission & Meadowwood Ln in Liberty Lake.