From an article that appeared in the Inlander
"I thought the Park Inn was just a bar with an interesting story or two attached to it, but I found out something different. This is a largely ignored piece of local history. The Park Inn might not only be the oldest restaurant in Spokane, but also the oldest in Eastern Washington. It is to Spokane what Hudson's Hamburgers is to Coeur d'Alene.
This video is about the mating habits of 1950s era nurses, a pizza chef that survived the Battle of the Bulge and a kind-hearted, occasionally violent owner who died in a strange plane crash. This is the story of a South Hill institution that survived longer than anyone expected, told through interviews with bartenders and customers and featuring never-before-seen photographs." - Nathan Brand
The Park Inn in it's early days.