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Garland District draws creative
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There’s a six-block area in Spokane where you can shop for a cool vintage guitar, enroll in a pottery class, learn how to play the mandolin, take in a night of improv comedy or a classic movie, discover chalk painting and learn how to make a quilt. It’s the Garland District, and it has become […]

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Garland Theater’s owner modernizes iconic venue
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Work includes new seats, carpet, digital projector; beer, wine license sought More than $350,000 in upgrades are wrapping up at the nearly 70-year-old Garland Theater in North Spokane that include new auditorium seats, a digital film projector, and other improvements throughout the building, says owner Katherine Fritchie. The venue shows what are called second-run movies, […]

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Making groovy music
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Jimmy Hill, center, who owns Amplified Wax with his wife, Mandy, says he marries new technology with old recording methods. Jimmy Hill, co-owner of the music recording studio Amplified Wax, remains at least partially plugged into a 1970s-era groove. While equipped with top industry digital recording equipment, the 2,200-square-foot studio in the Garland District also […]

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THE GARLAND DISTRICT
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Where the hip and working-class hang out. Separately, a block apart. By Nicholas Deshais The soul of Garland is broken, cracked in two. On one end of this brightly-lit strip of Spokana, a pub serves wet pints sloshing with cheap, domestic beer. A block away, hip young ones gingerly sip arcane cocktails from snifters and […]

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