Kendall Yards opens trail, new restaurants coming

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 27 at 6:01 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Centennial Trail received a missing link on Friday. City and  community leaders gathered on Friday to celebrate the opening of one of the trial's most scenic stretches.

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"You now have better access to this stretch of the Centennial Trail starting on the north side of Downtown Spokane going along the river to Northwest Spokane," said Loreen Mcfaul, of Friends of the Centennial Trail.

The Centennial Trail provides a pathway for people to get from one end of the Inland Northwest to another. And now one of its most scenic stretches is the backdrop for a growing urban setting.

Spokane's newest neighborhood is also getting three new restaurants in the coming months.

The scissors used to cut the ribbon at Friday's celebrations were the same pair that opened the expo in 1974. Spokane leaders said the development is another major milestone for the city. They also think that bringing in more businesses will help the neighborhood catch on with the community.

Kendall Yards is already expecting more residential development in addition to the restaurants.

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