Local art, vintage clothes, thrift store, fun clothes, pet grooming - just a few reasons to come to the Garland District. Browse bookshelves or try out a guitar. Recharge at the coffee shop. Catch a movie or a comedy improv show. Get your nails done. Take a sewing lesson. Unique, high-quality products and services. Grab a bite at Spokane's original family-owned diners. The City of Spokane has recognized the Garland Business District for our leadership and innovation in environmental sustainability. When you Buy Garland, you really are buying local..
The Garland District began in 1910 with the building of the street railway system, particularly the Post Street line. By the late 1920's, the district started to take shape. Three buildings in particular are eligible for the Historic Register. The Masonic Temple, built in 1922, is a modest example of late Romanesque revival style with gabled parapets, round arches and decorative motifs in the brickwork. In 1935, the Milk Bottle was built as part of the Benewah Creamery Chain. The Garland Theater, established in 1945, is a premier example of Art Deco architecture in the Pacific Northwest. Many businesses still have their original neon signs dating back to the 1950's. Today, we are incorporated as a non-profit corporation to foster economic development and support locally-owned businesses.
The Garland Business District is a non-profit corporation which promotes and supports healthy business in the Garland area. Our mission is to strengthen neighborhood businesses and enhance community involvement in the Garland District.