Spokane’s Flour Mill

The Flour Mill. Spokane WA. Photo: KGilb.

The Flour Mill. Spokane WA. Photo: KGilb.

2/17/2012.  The old flour mill sits on the north bank of the river in downtown Spokane, WA.  Built in 1895 and operated continuously until its closure in 1970, remnants of its working past are still visible everywhere.  (check out this photo of a mill wheel by Don Slackwater)

Inside its brick walls today is a maze of corridors, ramps, and stairways leading to an eclectic blend of retail shops and businesses.  Some of our favorites:

Wonders of the World – An import/gift shop with an amazing mix of product.  Everything from jewelry and fossil art to wind chimes, quartz crystals, collectibles, and a whole lot more.  Where else might you find an incredible statue of Pegasus, the winged horse, and a T-Rex skull on display in the same shop!

Chocolate Apothecary – Gourmet chocolates galore.  In addition to truffles, cream centers, chewy nougats, and caramels, shoppers can choose from a variety of gift ideas and chocolate bars from around the world.  The perfect place for what ails you!  (they also serve coffee and gelato, but for me, it’s all about the chocolate)

Tobacco World – Spokane’s oldest tobacco shop, established in 1974 during the Spokane Expo.  Good selection of premium cigars, pipes, and pipe tobaccos.  They also have a nice assortment of gifts and accessories, with a friendly helpful staff to help with your selection.

Clinkerdagger – One of Spokane’s premiere fine-dining restaurants.  Olde English atmosphere and great service paired with a classic American steak and seafood menu.  A favorite with locals and out-of-town visitors alike.  The rock salt roasted prime rib is excellent, but watch out for the spicy horseradish on the side!  It’ll bring tears to your eyes.

Spokane’s Flour Mill is an intriguing blend of locally owned shops housed in a unique historical setting.  A nice change from a traditional shopping mall.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there.

The Flour Mill is located at 621 West Mallon in downtown Spokane, WA.  Metered parking on the street or validated parking in a lot nearby.  For a map, please check the Flour Mill website.

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