The Masonic Center, a piece of Spokane history which was sold last fall, is now about to undergo a massive makeover.
Since the early 1900's the Masonic Center has been a Spokane landmark.
"I thought the building was a spectacular building, very grand, historic building," owners Greg and Luisita Francis Newell said.
The center now has a new name, Riverside Place, as well as new owners and now its getting a 21st Century makeover. The building is filled with intricate detail found on all six floors, like the grand staircase and a parlor named after President Teddy Roosevelt, who attended the building's groundbreaking. There is character in every corner that the Newells don't want to take away.
"It's about re-purposing the building, not tearing it down or changing the uniqueness of it," the Newells said.
While they don't know when the renovations will be done, they do know what they want this place to look like. A space not just for special events, but also have two bars, two restaurants, two lounges and a cafe all under one roof.