‘Life coming back to the way it was’: Main Ave business owners celebrate state’s full reopening

June 30, 2021 3:09 PM

Alex Crescenti

Posted: June 30, 2021 3:09 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. — For the first time in 472 days, restaurants, bars and stores across Washington can be open at full capacity. 

Wednesday marked the beginning of the post-pandemic era for Washington businesses. 

Governor Inslee’s statewide order ended at midnight and while people in Washington are still getting sick from COVID-19, the measures designed to protect the public are gone. 

Throughout the pandemic, 4 News Now has shown the effect of the shutdown through the story of one block in downtown Spokane; from its most empty early on in the pandemic to the changes brought on throughout the last year and a half. 

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