Celebrate the Redesigned Main Avenue

Ceremony set for Friday, Nov. 4, at noon

Marlene Feist, City of Spokane Public Works & Utilities, (509) 625-6505

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Citizens are invited to join in a celebration of newly redesigned Main Avenue on Friday, Nov. 4. In addition to the City of Spokane, event partners include the many business and property owners along the project.

The celebration will begin with a noon ceremony on the south sidewalk between Division and Browne streets, and then people are encouraged to visit businesses, have lunch, and enter to win a variety of raffle prizes.

This summer, Main Avenue from east of Browne to west of Division got a unique new look, that’s designed to enhance the business environment, improve the pedestrian experience, and make it easier to park.

Most distinctive is the addition of center-lane angle parking and a mid-block pedestrian crossing on the block of Main from Browne to Division. In all, the project has provided 21 new auto and eight motorcycle parking spots. New landscaping, safer pedestrians crossing areas, and pay-by-plate parking kiosks are also part of enhanced streetscape.

”As a City, we want to leverage our infrastructure investments to create vibrant business areas and more livable neighborhoods,“ says Scott Simmons, the City’s Division Director of Public Works & Utilities. ”This project has been about enhancing an area that’s become defined by interesting shops and restaurants. It’s becoming one of our hottest 24-hour locations.“

  • WHEN: Friday, November 4
  • TIME: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • WHERE: South Sidewalk on Main Avenue between Browne & Division streets
  • RAFFLE: Sign up between now and 12:30 p.m. on Friday at Main Avenue businesses. Raffle location will be in the Saranac Commons at about 12:30 on Friday. Prizes from the following businesses have been contributed so far: Main Market Co-Op, Caffe Affogato, Mediterrano, Revival Lighting, Kizuri, Chosen Vintage, Magic Lantern Theater, Zola, Spokane Party Trolley, Black Label Brewing Company, Red Lion BBQ & Pub, Merlyn’s Comics & Games, Saranac Pub, Boots Bakery & Lounge, and Common Crumb Bakery.