Readers respond to a story about the city of Spokane's attempt to market businesses on North Monroe as they prepare for a construction project slated in April (3/22/18):
Gene Brake: I'm looking forward to the project completion and plan to continue shopping at the businesses on Monroe as I always have. I live just a couple blocks off Monroe and it will be a mess for the next few months, but it will be worth it in the end.
Thomas Beer: Eight months? It should take them two or three at the max. Crews 24-hour revolving schedules. Stop bidding projects out to companies who will purposely and unnecessarily draw out the project.
Michael d'Esterre: I will still make the trek to the best barber in town, Jay over at ClassicCuts! I've said it before and I will say it again, the businesses that will struggle are the ones which are more concerned with themselves than with the good of the neighborhood and the community. ♦
Readers respond to a story about the Patriot Prayer rally held in Spokane Valley on Sunday, which is known for attracting violence (3/23/18):
Carrie Ferran: Just let the 12 of them stand on a corner and completely IGNORE them. They are trying to elicit a response, so if people engage, they are getting exactly what they want. They may be very loud but there are far fewer of these ass hats than they want us to believe. ♦
Readers respond to the Best Of 2018 winners in our food category (3/22/18):
John C. McCormack: Italia Trattoria gets James Beard semifinalist and no recognition by the popularity contest. Just goes to show that fine dining is a labor of love in this town.
Jeff Galland: De Leon Foods has the best Mexican food within 100 miles, hands down. You have to go to Tri Cities to find anything in their league. ♦