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Fountain Cafe nearing completion in Riverfront Park
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Fountain Cafe nearing completion in Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is about to get a much needed improvement: Food.

The Fountain Café is rapidly nearing completion and it promises to bring a touch of class to the aging park.

While the Parks Department considers the long term plan for Riverfont Park, the new building is a breath of fresh air. It will also offer a fresh take on standard concession stand food.

The Fountain Café if the first new building in the park since the gondola was rebuilt. Designed by NAC Architecture, it pays tribute to the history of Spokane parks with a curving basalt rock façade and seating area. It is very reminiscent of something that would be found in Manito Park, Corbin Park, or Liberty Park.

The walled, outdoor seating area will give park visitors a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a meal or a glass of their favorite Washington wine. Parents will be able to relax and keep an eye on their children playing in the nearby Rotary Fountain on a hot summer day. The building will also feature restrooms, a huge improvement over the Honey-Buckets of recent years.

The new café replaces the Carousel Grill which was housed in a trailer. As the trailer is hauled off, so is the old menu. Along with burgers and fries, the Fountain Café will also offer healthier options as well. Perhaps you’d like to try the fried egg and bacon sandwich with a fresh green salad? Or how about a feta and cucumber salad with flatbread?

The café will also offer local beers on tap and a selection of Washington wines.

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on The Fountain Café. It should be ready to open by Bloomsday, May 5th.

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