On the Market: Wonder Bread Factory

The former Wonder Bread Factory is a gorgeous brick building primed for redevelopment located on the North Bank of the Spokane River.

The former Wonder Bread Factory is a gorgeous brick building primed for redevelopment located on the North Bank of the Spokane River. (PHOTO: Commercial MLS)

Now we know why Bazaar presented by Terrain couldn’t take place at the former Wonder Bread/Hostess Factory on the north bank of the Spokane River at 803 N Post. It turns out that the property is for sale. Kiemle-Hagood is representing the owner, who they describe as “motivated,” and list price is $3.5 million.

The former Wonder Bread Factory is one of our favorite old brick buildings in Spokane, so needless to say, we’re excited about the potential for redevelopment at this site. Rumors had focused on David’s Pizza, which closed when North Hamilton’s Clementine Building was constructed. But imagine something like an expanded Spokane Public Market with a myriad of fast-casual restaurants (a la Saranac Commons or San Jose’s San Pedro Square Public Market) and an expansive public patio. Imagine loft apartments overtop upscale retail. Imagine a total remodel with major investment in the site.

We can’t wait to see what happens.

What do you think? Would the former Wonder Bread Factory make a good replacement site for the Spokane Public Market? Would you like to see something like a larger Saranac Commons? Loft condos? A rooftop garden? Share your thoughts below in the comments, on Facebook, on Twitter, and in person. We love to hear from you.

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5 thoughts on “On the Market: Wonder Bread Factory

  1. The potential for this building to become an important part of the arena district with the 820 N Post St condos, Flour Mill, Anthony’s, Riverfront Park and connection to North Monroe and the Kendall Yards is great. Not to mention parking lots that could be infilled and many other buildings in the area to renovate. This could become a highly desirable, walk-able neighborhood with a public market, shops, pubs, restaurants, access to the centennial trail, and a plethora of bail bond options!

  2. Just to drop the other shoe, the David’s Pizza rumors were accurate since it’s opening on the north-east corner of that block.

  3. Pingback: Four items on our wishlist for the recently-purchased former Wonder Bread Building | Spokane Rising

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