As a lifelong resident of Spokane WA, I am passionate about "Locally owned" Spokane area businesses.
It doesn't much matter what kind of place it might be, I am always on the look out for the new, the obscure, maybe even the most popular Spokane originals. I asked the other day on facebook for my friends to give a " shout out " to their favorite locally owned spots. I loved the enthusiasm and variety of types of places mentioned! From eateries to house painters, coffee shops to hair stylists.
As much as I appreciate a good " franchise " and do frequent them, there is something so comforting and enjoyable about a home grown business. No matter if it is sophisticated and pricey, or organic and budget friendly. The idea that it is a one of a kind place has tremendous appeal to me.
I decided to begin highlighting my favorite places, trying new places, and exploring the city for spots to share with people and hopefully help promote the worthy endeavors of people who make our city a far more interesting and comfy place. I always support and shop at local places as much as I can, and I hope to share some insight and ideas that may get you to pop in on some of my favorite finds!
So, consider this the first edition of my " Local Vocal " ! I will make my best efforts to post weekly "Local Vocal " spots.
I decided to start with as place I have only been about a half dozen times , if I am to be honest. But when I was there the other day, I was like, geez I love this place !
This weeks spot is .... Atticus Coffee and Gifts, located at 222 N. Howard in Downtown Spokane WA 99201. I had a perfect cup of "drip" coffee and a yummy sandwich. I loved the variety of gifts, cards, books and art. I purchased an amazing distressed leather laptop bag there for my husband for Christmas last year, so they really have some great finds.
The next time you are downtown Spokane, perhaps you can peruse on in there and stay for a spell.
If you are visiting Spokane, this makes the perfect break while checking out Riverfront Park across the street. Well, that is it for my first Local Vocal. :-)