Cyrus O'Leary's building to be demolished | Business
The wrecking ball will soon take a whack at a slice of downtown Spokane history, along with the fruit and cream-filled memories for many who grew up here.
The Cyrus O'Leary's building will be demolished next month.
The restaurant, best-known for its namesake pies and desserts, closed its door a year ago due to lagging sales and stiff competition from nearby chain restaurants. The building isn't on the historic preservation list, but it's a familiar site along Main street. On closing day, Cyrus O'Leary's fans turned out in droves to bid on the eclectic memorabilia that decorated the restaurant. There were hopes that the building would remain open to host private receptions, but those plans haven't materialized.
Property owner Dru Hieber says an environmental specialist is removing asbestos in preparation for the building to be demolished sometime in October. After demolition, Hieber plans to leave the property "as-is" for future development, but there are no plans as of yet.
Cyrus O'Learys Pies, which produces award-winning desserts that you can find in grocery stores, is not affiliated with the restaurant, and will keep going strong in Airway Heights.