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Notes from all over, a bit of everything edition

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Let’s just jump into it, shall we?

The Hop Shop is changing owners. What it will mean for the spot is anybody’s guess, though I can’t help but hope the meat-market-sleaze factor will be toned down.

We mentioned it earlier, and now it’s official. Ish. Santé’s Jeremy Hansen will open a bakery, named Common Crumb, in the new Saranac space. 

Miguel’s has opened in the former Vin Rouge space on the South Hill.

If you have access to some Chardonnay barrels—I mean, who doesn’t‽—you should help Perry Street Brewing out. I’m sure they’d buy you a pint.

And finally, the #snapshotspokane contest we so heavily pimped (before we forgot about it!) is done and done. Winner of our portion? The man behind the non-New Belgium part of the concept: Bart!

Yes, he was the only one who submitted something, specifically a selfie with the mayor! Congratulations to him, and to rxandr who won the bike in the New Belgium portion.

Notes from all over, some openings edition

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So, let’s see what’s happening, just for fun…

First, Cafe 11 is set to open in Liberty Lake; more specifically in Barlows’s old space. The license is for liquor, beer, and wine, so hey! Party in Liberty Lake.

Wisconsinburger is set to open next week, or so we’ve been told. Its somewhat bizarre location will be 916 S Hatch.

EJ’s is moving closer to re-opening as… something else. Again, this is an all-in license, and we’ll be interested to see how the public house style incarnation will work.

The Chocolate Apothecary is applying for a beer and wine license, which makes perfect sense, as far as chocolate pairing goes.

Finally, you already know about the Saranac expansion—we mentioned Black Label Brewing moving in there a few months ago—into the old Merlyn’s building. Spokane Journal of Business brings word that Santé’s Jeremy Hansen is negotiating for a bakery space, which is all kinds of exciting.

Sharo Nikfar—you know him from Persian Hour on KYRS—is also looking to open a Mediterranean eatery and a gelato shop. Add all of this up, is and the location is looking more than a little exciting. 

Spokane Journal of Business has more details.