HONORING THE PAST
North Hill on Garland (NHG) has reopened, since closing in 2019, under a new proprietor. David Hayes, a local boy coming home left Spokane in 1978 moving back to Spokane in 2021 to look after his mother. An Air Force veteran, he has worked for companies like Microsoft and before reopening NHG lived in Bandon Oregon as a partner at (Alloro Wine Bar & Restaurant). David is a hands-on and on-site owner. He loves to meet his guests and get to know them. He has updated the inside and added tables to the patio, both upstairs and downstairs. It’s an all new vibe, an evolving menu with the addition of a great wine list that will complement the craft cocktails of this Garland District landmark. Located in the beautiful old Masonic Temple building, NHG is a welcoming local landing spot for the neighborhood. A great place eat, drink and turn it all off. David and the staff look forward meeting you.
The Garland District began in 1910 with the building of the street railway system, particularly the Post Street Line. By the late 1920's, the district started to take shape. The North Hill Masonic Lodge #210 was established in 1915 and built their beautiful building, now the home of North Hill on Garland Restaurant & Synergy Properties, at the corner of Garland Avenue and Wall Street in 1921.
The 1921 Masonic Temple building, North Hill on Garland opened in November 2018. Keith Riddle and Paul Cassel had a vison to restore this beautiful building into a neighborhood pub and gathering place. Utilizing the rustic tones of the original brick and wood they gathered materials from around Spokane. Combining wood from the original carousel downtown, acquiring old movie projector tables and refurbishing those outside patio tables with wood from the temple they have created a beautiful and welcoming experience.
As you walk up you will see the beautiful brick walls, corner stone to the building and the door that the members walked through. When you step inside you are greeted by one of the original signs that hung outside the building that has been refurbished to its original splendor. The brick walls were hand cleaned and carefully refurbished as well as the original hardwood floor.
Come visit us and let David Hayes the new proprietor share a bit of the history of his pub.