Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Observatory co-owner says the downtown Spokane bar is closing

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:50 PM

click to enlarge Observatory co-owner says the downtown Spokane bar is closing
The Observatory is shutting down after a final two shows this weekend.

Bummer alert for fans of live music and fine whiskey: The Observatory is apparently closing its doors after a final two shows this weekend.

Tyson Sicilia, one of the Howard Street spot's four co-owners, posted on his personal Facebook that the Observatory is closing "due to circumstances beyond my control," and he sang the praises of the bar's staff and customers.

"I'd like to thank the beautiful downtown community who gave us your support even when we didn't deserve it," Sicilia wrote, "the amazing staff who gave their heart and soul to make the place happen even when you didn't feel appreciated, and everyone who contributed to the place in so many different ways."

The last two shows at the Observatory are Double Bird on Friday, and Wayward West and Indian Goat on Saturday. Keep an eye on Inlander.com for where next week's Shivas show originally scheduled for the Observatory will be moved.

We'll follow up when more details on the closing and shows previously scheduled for the Observatory find new venues. 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...