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New life for old Gonzaga bar

By Ian Cull, KXLY4 Multimedia Journalist, ianc@kxly.com
Published On: Feb 03 2013 09:08:22 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 04 2013 12:54:46 PM CST
Chairs Coffee
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The old Bulldog bar and restaurant near Gonzaga University will soon open its doors with another name. This, while another Spokane restaurant closes its doors.

For 65 years, the building was known as The Bulldog. For one year it was the University Bar and Grill, and now the owners of Chairs Coffee are hoping to turn it back into an icon in the Spokane and Gonzaga community by transforming it into a coffee and a public house.

Mitchell Moczulski and his business partners own Chairs Coffee on Indiana Avenue now, and hope to continue their success  by renovating and rejuvenating the location with java to market to all ages.

"Spokane needs new ideas for multiple ages to be able to go to. There's not enough for the under 21 crowd to do in Spokane. It's why we weren't just going to throw in another bar here," Moczulski said.

Ten new jobs will be added at the location where they'll serve coffee, wine, beer, and mixed drinks throughout the day. At a certain point each night, they'll only stay open for people 21 and over.

"Who knows, we may be open serving after hours bar food on the weekends until three or four in the morning and then open up for students at six the next day so we may end up being a 24-hour place if it works," Moczulski said.

As Chairs Coffee and Public House gets ready to open its doors next month, Savory on the South Hill at 13th and Grand is closing. A sign on the door said they were closed for the day so they could enjoy the Super Bowl with family and friends. However, on their Facebook page, it says Savory is closed for business. Owners also thanked to the community and patrons.

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