~ originally published in the Journal of Business on July 28, 2o11 ~
Spokane Brews LLC, which does business as Brews on Washington, has opened in a 750-square-foot leased space at 7 S. Washington, in downtown Spokane.
The business is a new endeavor for owners Brett and Katie Anderson. Brews has nine employees, including general manager Allison Sattin and the Andersons. The startup cost for the business was around $20,000, says Katie Anderson. She declines to disclose renovation costs.
The establishment serves lunch, dinner, and appetizers. It carries specialty beers and has an all-Washington wine list. Petit Chat Village Bakery, of Spokane, provides pastries and bread.
The bar has started theme nights that include live music on Mondays, ladies night on Wednesdays, and trivia Thursdays.
Before opening Brews, the Andersons went to Europe to research different types of coffee, beer, and pubs.