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By Steve Salins

Pastime renovations underway

New owners seek to feature bar's past


Last updated 12/19/2019 at 3:21pm

Journal photo by Steve Salins

The Pastime Bar & Grill is currently closed as new owners Aimee Guiles and David Benedict work on renovating the bar, a Main Street fixture in Ritzville. The kitchen will be undergoing a heavy overhaul, which will include a new compressor for the walk-in freezer, a new charbroiler, new fryer and flat top, a new pizza oven capable of baking pizzas within 90 seconds and a new espresso machine.

The "Pastime Bar and Grill" sign has occupied the corner of Ritzville's Main and Washington for decades and is now overseeing a renovation of the storied pub.

Dave Benedict and Aimee Guiles purchased the property with the intent of restoring the Pastime to a "warm and welcoming place to bring friends." The two are not unfamiliar with restoring a well-known location, having purchased the old Blue Bike and turning it into the present Boxwood garden center, bakery and espresso destination. With a thorough Pastime renovation now underway, Guiles shared their dreams and intent for the Pastime ea...

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