Spokane County and Spokane Valley are partnering to boost retail spending and tourism with a $10 million-expansion project at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
The proposed two-story, 32,000-square foot building will connect to the northwest side of the existing Fair and Expo Center at 404 N. Havana St. in Spokane Valley, said Mike Basinger, Spokane Valley’s economic development manager.
The expansion will create a multiuse facility designed to host larger events, in addition to providing flexible conference room space for multiple groups.
The expansion will include a 16,000-square-foot exhibit hall for trade shows and events, a 2,000-square-foot lobby and 4,000-square feet of space for a full-service restaurant/brewery – which would operate year-round – with indoor and outdoor seating.
On the upper floor, the building would…