~ originally published in the Journal of Business on Sept. 8, 2011 ~
A European-themed cafe, Luxe Coffeehouse, has opened at 1017 W. First downtown, in the leased 500-square-foot main floor underneath what was formerly Ella’s Supper Club.
The cafe offers a selection of beverages, including coffee, microbrews, wine, and champagne, as well as lunch items made by Petit Chat Village Bakery, of Spokane, and desserts, says part-owner Isaiah Crandall, who also is Luxe’s sole employee.
Garco Construction Inc., of Spokane, partially remodeled the space, with the work including adding new walls and fixtures, Crandall says.
Crandall owns Luxe with Greg and Mary Walmsley and Tamara Mason, all of Spokane. Mason also owns Lush Salon, in downtown Spokane, and Greg Walmsley is the CEO of Oxarc Inc., of Spokane.