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Spokane’s Revamped Wonder Bread Factory Takes Shape

Wonder Spokane, LLC is nearing completion of a $15-million restoration and expansion of the historic Wonder Bread Bakery at 821 West Mallon in Spokane, WA. Formally known as the Spokane-Continental Bakery, the early 1900s-era building is in the final stage of a transformation into Wonder Spokane, a roughly 112,000-square-foot creative office building.

The redevelopment features the Wonder Market, a 12,000-square-foot retail market, offering food and artisanal products at street level. The three-story building will offer onsite and adjacent parking, and includes a dramatic rooftop deck overlooking downtown and Riverfront Park when completed this summer.

Developer Wonder Spokane’s Peter Mounsey says “It was very important to us that we build upon the bakery’s historic roots by preserving its character, while delivering a top-quality redevelopment to revitalize the block and stand another 100 years in downtown Spokane.”

JLL and NAI Black are marketing the project.


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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.