The Flour Mill provides a great way to check out a number of original, locally-owned Spokane businesses, all under one historic roof. Like some of the other beloved spots in town, the Flour Mill has Expo '74 to thank for its current condition. Once a functioning mill, it was converted to shops and restaurants in preparation for the big event, and is now home to a number of Spokane favorites.
Must see/do at the Flour Mill
Be sure to stop into the Chocolate Apothecary if you have even the slightest sweet tooth. Their drinking chocolate, as well as their selection of candy, is almost guaranteed to make your mouth water.
Types of Stores at the Flour Mill
The Flour Mill has a small collection of quirky stores with the kind of items you're probably not going to find elsewhere in town. Take your time browsing stores like Wonders of the World and its jewelry, art and artifacts, and The Kitchen Engine, with their wall-to-wall selection of cooking gadgets and their extensive schedule of classes and events.
Food at the Flour Mill
You'll find a handful of eclectic restaurants, including casual teriyaki, Ethiopian, and classic American cuisine.
Parking and Public Transportation at the Flour Mill
The Flour Mill has its own paid lot (validated by many businesses inside the building), as well as metered street parking on its block. The Spokane Transit Authority also has one bus route that runs to the Flour Mill, so be sure to check their website for more information.
Other places to visit near the Flour Mill
You'll be walking distance from Riverfront Park, one of Spokane's most beloved sites, and the Spokane Arena, which brings in major tours and events. If you're up for a longer stroll, you can head south through the park into Downtown Spokane.
Clinkerdagger Restaurant's happy hour offerings are the most budget-friendly part of their menu. If the weather permits, grab a seat on their patio--it's one of the best views of the Spokane River that the city has to offer.
Author's bio: Dena Ogden is a freelance writer who can be found online at denaogden.com and @DenaOgden.