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Re: “The Macy's Plan

I'd love to have a Dillard's in there!

Posted by Denise Smith James on 02/05/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “The Macy's Plan

While I agree that a grocery store IS needed downtown, the first floor footprint of this building is way too small.

Oddly, (love it or hate it), I could easily envision H&M occupying the lower levels with their sign highlighting the top of the building.

Posted by Kenneth Wesley Earley on 02/05/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Macy's Plan

I'm sure if the building becomes residential it would include a major update on the interior structure. What people are missing on this is that any vibrant downtown has people in it at most all hours. A middle-class residential multi-story would bring the life of human interaction to downtown and can't help but add to the success of the businesses there.

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Posted by Randy Ziegler on 02/05/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “The Macy's Plan

YES downtown does need a grocery store. to say it doesn't is very short sighted to the potential growth of our downtown area. There needs to be more condos, lofts and apartments downtown to help bring more people to the downtown area. It is what will help keep downtown vibrant with more people walking around to shop and go to restaurants. To Likitmtrs your point of driving to Fred Meyer's is the exact point in why there needs to be a grocery store downtown so residents at current and future apartments/condos don't have to drive from the downtown area it'll be conveniently in their neighborhood. The goal is to make people want to walk and explore around downtown not drive away from it.

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Posted by jchocolate99 on 02/04/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “The Macy's Plan

Macys owns the building. Ultimately they will decide what will.happen and at what price...

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Posted by Jamie Pendleton on 02/04/2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “The Macy's Plan

While I don't think a grocery store would be the best choice downtown, a Target might work. It wouldn't be my first choice, but it's an anchor store so I can see why they might want it. The Macy's building is gorgeous, it's just been left ugly inside for a long time by Macy's and The Bon before it and needs updating. Blowing out a floor is a great idea and would give some high ceilings and improve the property immensely. Whatever they do, I hope they DO NOT destroy the building. It's been there a long time and it's beautiful. It's part of Spokane's history and should not be destroyed.

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Posted by likitmtrs on 02/04/2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “The Macy's Plan

#1. Downtown doesn't need a grocery store or a Target. I live downtown and I would rather drive to Fred Meyer's on Freya where I can park for free. #2. The Macy's building is ugly and has low ceilings - who would want to live there? in a creepy, smelly building #3. Tear the building down or turn it into a mental hospital to get all of the crazies off of the streets.

6 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Matt Stone on 02/04/2016 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Are The Parties Over?

The parties aren't over... they have just changed over time like everything else.

Progressives ( Socialist Democrats ) hijacked the Democrat party long ago, Bernie is just more honest about his Marxist beliefs than most Progressive Caucus members who shy away out of fear of not getting elected and hide behind a "Democrat " label.

Trump is not the Republican party, he is a opportunist populist and would run under any label necessary at the time to win.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by CommonSense on 02/04/2016 at 6:23 PM

Re: “White Men With Guns

A white guy with a gun got shot and killed, so that should be a happy ending for the author. Where's the celebratory postscript?

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Posted by muddydog on 02/03/2016 at 11:53 PM

Re: “The Ethicists

At the last hearing there were 6 white men and one white woman sitting on the ethics commission and in the city council chamber seats. (One person sat away from the others. I am not sure why.) While I appreciate their volunteering their time as citizens, I, as a woman, did not feel fairly represented at first glance. I imagine this thought might be shared by people of color also.

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Posted by cbryan on 02/01/2016 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Vacation Blues

It is amazing how our local leadership who are given large vacation and sick leave packages don't recognize the value of productivity and financial gain by having these kinds of programs for the average and lowly worker?! For example NOT having a sick individual contaminating your place of employment. Also employees who are given paid time off tend to be more productive and more committed in their jobs which leads to more profits.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by schmidty on 02/01/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Vacation Blues

Wow, no one has called her a socialist yet. Vacations must be REALLY needed and popular!

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Posted by Aunt Tiffy on 01/31/2016 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Power and the Party

Even though Nebraska has a non-partisan unicameral legislature, it still has partisanship and gridlock. I lived there for a decade and as part of my job I followed the Nebraska Legislature very closely during that time.

That is the nature of government, legislatures, and politics.

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Posted by ptleahy on 01/31/2016 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Back and Forth

At the risk of sounding like a crank, why is it so difficult to edit your copy? Take the paragraph titled "Familiar faces" for instance (please!). "Endorsed fellow a Texan [sic]" Really? And . ."Trump landed the endorsement former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin . ." My theory is that in an age of texting where abbreviations and incomplete sentences are the rule nobody cares about language anymore. I realize there are deadlines but that shouldn't be an excuse for sloppy work. OK, I feel better now.

Posted by nextbigshort on 01/29/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Shifting Precincts, Shifting Stories

Great reporting Mitch!
High time the citizens had a straight answer on "Furniture Gate". Surely an investigation regarding lipping off at a haughty city administrator doesn't take months to get to the bottom of? He said she said?
And also great to read Brian's comments! Since he is banned at the Sled-Review.

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Posted by avid_reader on 01/28/2016 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Shifting Precincts, Shifting Stories

Another good Inlander Story which adds context, insight and facts! It is nice to see that Captain Arleth took a stand against one of the many failed programs Frank Straub left behind and now will be continued by Dobrow and Meidl in order to protect Condon's future political aspirations. Keep in mind Frank Straub had similar problems with Captain Judi Carl, whom Arleth replaced, transferring her away from where the Downtown Folks could see she was far more competent than the entire SPD top brass...I bet she has some stories she could tell now that she has retired!

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Posted by Brian R Breen on 01/28/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Getting Flipped

https://perjuryinspokanedistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
#MICHAEL DELL BABINSKI = BIG LIAR IN COURT. READ FOR YOURSELF.

Posted by Dooshbag D'Lux on 01/28/2016 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Wanted: Teachers

This is old news. Most who get teaching credentials don't want to work in a rural district in the middle of nowhere USA. Everyone wants to be a teacher in a Big City district that pays the Big $$$$$$$ and Benefits. Those jobs are hard to get with yrs of substitute misery to cull out Non Union Believers and non progressives.

Teaching used to be a calling.....Unfortunately for the children..... now its all about $$$$$$$ for teachers.

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Posted by CommonSense on 01/27/2016 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Closer Together

"Come on Man!" Ain't you never heard the expression, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"? Jeesh!!?
A consortium can accrue monies and meet start-up costs faster than an individual grower, start-up seller or singular investor. Using O.P.M.: (Other Peoples Money).

This is what rich people do - legal or not.

Posted by Proactivator on 01/26/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Wanted: Teachers

I cam only assume the people disliking this blog are benefactors of shoddy education. "Those who fail to learn the errors of past mistakes are doomed to repeat them." In my senior years. I cannot wait until some new morons decide new ways to end their their lives. "Live long and prosper"...LOL

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Posted by Proactivator on 01/26/2016 at 7:32 PM

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  • Re: The Macy's Plan

    • I'd love to have a Dillard's in there!

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  • Re: The Macy's Plan

    • While I agree that a grocery store IS needed downtown, the first floor footprint of…

    • on February 5, 2016
  • Re: The Macy's Plan

    • I'm sure if the building becomes residential it would include a major update on the…

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  • Re: The Macy's Plan

    • YES downtown does need a grocery store. to say it doesn't is very short sighted…

    • on February 4, 2016
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