The new 1898 gastro pub will be the “gem” of the improvements being made by the Kalispel tribe for the former Spokane Country Club, which it bought out of bankruptcy in 2013 after the 118-year-old private club lost a gender discrimination lawsuit.
Details about the new restaurant that will be part of the improvements planned for Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Wash. were reported by KREM CBS 2 of Spokane.
C&RB reported on February 19 http://clubandresortbusiness.com/2016/02/19/kalispel-tribe-begins-renovating-former-spokane-wash-cc/) about the plans of the Kalispel tribe to improve the former Spokane Country Club, a 118-year-old private club that the tribe bought out of bankruptcy in 2013. Spokane CC fell into financial difficulty after being hit with settlements stemming from its loss of a gender-discrimination lawsuit (http://clubandresortbusiness.com/2014/08/01/court-orders-injunction-spokane-wash-cc/) that was filed against it in 2009.
The new restaurant, which will located on an upstairs level of the clubhouse and will be called 1898 in a nod to the club’s full history and founding year, will be “the gem” of all of the planned improvements, Phil Haugen, General Manager of the Kalispel Tribe’s Northern Quest hospitality division, told KREM.
“It’s a gastro pub and it’s going to be open to the public,” Haugen added.
That would mark the first time in its history that any club amenities would be opened to the community, KREM reported.
Executive Chef Tyler Schwenk, who has more than 20 years of experience, will be running the restaurant, KREM reported. Schwenk, along with four other managers who will make up what Haugen calls the “Professional Dream Team,” are expected to have the 1898 restaurant, which is currently under construction, ready to be open to the public by April 15, KREM reported.
The new owners also hope to have planned improvements for the golf course, including new year-round simulators and golf cars equipped with GPS and USB ports, ready for members by the start of the 2016 golf season.
A new workout room is also being added as part of the improvements.
“We want everybody to come see this. To enjoy the Kalispel Golf and Country Club,” Haugen told KREM. “The Kalispel Tribe wants to be a great community partner here in Spokane. We want to create the best golf destination in all of Eastern Washington.”