The Viking is getting another vibe The SpokesmanReview

“The Viking is getting a new vibe.
When the longtime Spokane bar reopens, it will still feature some of the familiar elements its regulars loved u2013 part of its collection of old beer signs, for example. But, the overall look will be a little more contemporary, said new owner Darin Talotti.
u201cIt will have the same feel,u201d he said. u201cBut it will be cleaner and more modernized.u201d
Heu2019s hoping to reopen in mid u2013 or by the end of u2013 March.
Meantime, the bathrooms are getting a complete overhaul. So are the walls and floors. The carpet is being ripped out, and the concrete flooring is being refinished. The wood-paneled walls are being sanded and re-stained. So are some of the old tables and chairs.
The look will be decidedly u201cless divey,u201d Talotti said.
Light fixtures will remain the same, but will be refitted with Edison-style bulbs. The indoor fire feature will be updated. The old bar has been ripped out and will be replaced. The new owners are building a new one in the same spot. Theyu2019re also installing a new tap system. There will be 24 handles.”

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