It's our opinion that suburban developers could learn a few new tricks from the Garland District. Narrow streets, slow-moving traffic, and stores crammed in every nook and corner. Best of all it's pretty active place that sports two old-school taverns, a movie house, a few restaurants, and a theater. It also has two of Spokane's biggest icons - The Garland Theater & The Milk Bottle.
Always one of our favorite districts to stroll through, we dropped by this weekend during their annual street fair. Granted, it's no Freemont or Adams-Morgan, but rather a throwback to the fifties when most needs were within a short walk of the front porch. Fortunately for Spokane it still retains much of that walkable neighborhood appeal. The event was heavily 'family-friendly' with plenty of games and activities for the kids, and bookended by live music at either end of the strip. Good times!