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New Growler Guys location opening soon on South Hill

New Growler Guys location opening soon on South Hill

Spokane beer fans have something to look forward to in the coming weeks: The Growler Guys, a popular growler store and fill station, will have a new location on the South Hill. According to owner Geoff Gruetzmacher, the new location at 1314 South Grand Boulevard will open in about two weeks.

Spokane's first Growler Guys opened on August 1, 2014 at 9329 N. Newport Highway. The store has 48 working taps, and its selection of craft beer and cider is constantly changing. Currently, the store has 42 beers, 5 ciders, and 1 root beer to choose from. In a separate area near the store entrance, three different kombacha teas are also available.

Digital reader boards display the store's current selection above each tap. The boards are connected to a laptop in the back that keeps track of each keg. Store manager Alex Arent said the typical life span of a Growler Guys keg averages about 5 to 7 days. However, some of the more popular releases can last closer to 2 days.

Everything you need to know about the River Park Square Christmas tree

Everything you need to know about the River Park Square Christmas tree

The winter holidays are already making their way into River Park Square. Earlier today, construction of the giant Christmas tree that graces the mall's main entrance was completed by Spokane Firefighters IAFF Local 29.

This is the union's 2nd year setting up the tree. According to River Park Square's Marketing Director, Elizabeth Mills, the tree was set up in a record time of 1.5 days.

The Christmas tree you see today has been the main part of River Park Square's holiday decorations since about 2002. The tree itself stands 50 feet tall; the 4 foot star atop the tree makes the whole thing tower 54 feet above the main floor.

10,000 LED lights sparkle on the tree's 689 branches. The silver and red ornaments that give the tree its holiday cheer are numerous. In fact, there are roughly 2,400 of them.

Local salon offering discounts for donations

Local salon offering discounts for donations

The owner of Beauty and Barber salon in Browne's Addition is offering a great deal this month in exchange for helping stock the shelves of local food banks.

For the entire month of October, you can bring in a donations of non-perishable food and receive a $5 credit towards any service of $20 or more.

Donations are dropped off at the end of each week to a different food bank in Spokane.

Beaty and Barber Salon is located at 1601 W. Pacific Avenue.

Teams needed to run the TC50

Teams needed to run the TC50

It's time for runners to sign up for the 4th annual TC50 Relay Race! The name “TC50” stands for Teen Closet and... 50 miles! The race consists of a 50 mile course, consisting of 10 legs (they are not equal in length).  Spokane area high schools are used as start/finish, water stops and transitions. The focus is on the high schools, because that is the age group most served by Teen Closet.

The race is Saturday, June 14th.  Teams of up to 10 can compete.  All ages and athletic abilities are welcome. The cost is $300 per team up to 10 runners, $200 for high school teams. There is an increase in registration fee if your team signs up after May 31st.

River Park Square opens new public patio

River Park Square opens new public patio

There’s a new place to sip an iced coffee with friends on warm summer day thanks to River Park Square. The shopping mall opened a public patio on Thursday in an effort to meet the need for more gathering spots downtown.


“We really hope that it will activate downtown,” said River Park Square General Manager Bryn West. She came up with the idea for the patio after hearing a speaker at an event talking about how to utilize spaces already available. West thought it would be a great idea to turn the large front entrance of River Park Square in a public patio.