The rise and lives of the Lilac City- why millennials move here

March 22, 2019

By Molly Foster

The Kendall Yards neighborhood in Spokane, WA is a prime location for young professionals starting their careers or starting families. After being ranked the 7th hippest city in the United States, Spokane is becoming something of a millennial hotspot.

Most Zags move to Spokane knowing little about the city. Gon-zag-a. Those are the three syllables that ring through most 18-year-olds’ minds as they pack up their belongings and head to the Eastern Washington city. 

But for the 22- to 38-year-olds’ moving to Spokane, it’s not so much about those three often mispronounced syllables. It’s about another apparently hard to pronounce pair. Spo-kane. 

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Hello Sugar plans to open a second location.

The popular mini doughnut shop opened its first location in June in Kendall Yards. A second store is in the works in Spokane Valley.

Construction on the new spot, located in the Ponderosa Village development, has already started. It’s slated to open in early 2019.

“I can tell you it will be the same model, but we will have our own full-service coffee menu with a drive-thru,” said Amy Pruchnic, who owns Hello Sugar with her husband, Ramsey. “I don’t want to give anything away yet with the design concept yet, only because we haven’t finalized everything. I will say I’m super excited about it.”

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Hello Sugar plans second location 

September 21, 2018

By Adriana Janovich

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Hello Sugar, Spokane’s newest whimsical miniature-doughnut confectionary located in Kendall Yards seems like just another “Instagrammable” bucket list item upon first glance. However, unlike most other trend-worthy eateries, the quality of the product at Hello Sugar, outweighs the aesthetic.

The concept of minidoughnuts makes killing a dozen in one sitting dangerously easy, leaving patrons in a sugar coma, yet less bloated than they would be from a Sunday trip to Krispy Kreme. 

“We started June 1 and I started that first opening week,” said lead slinger and supervisor Emily Connery. “June 1 is National Doughnut Day, so we really jumped on that marketing opportunity to open.”

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Hello Sugar, is the newest addition to Kendall Yards that has stolen Gonzaga students' hearts 

September 12, 2018

By Nicole Glidden

Mini doughnuts and locally roasted coffee converge at a new space in Kendall Yards shared by Hello Sugar, and Indaba Coffee 

June 21, 2018

By Chey Scott

Whether a dusting of edible glitter, a drizzle of syrup, a spattering of mini marshmallows or a fresh slice of fruit, each doughnut at Hello Sugar, is topped with a delight to the eyes and taste buds.

The newly opened doughnut shop in Kendall Yards' west end shares a space with the fourth location for Indaba Coffee Roasters, which relocated its roasting operations from its flagship cafe on Broadway Avenue. The also-new Park Lodge restaurant occupies the building's south half; all three are across the street from Olmsted Brothers Green park and just north of the Centennial Trail.

Hello Sugar, (the comma at the end of the shop's name is intentional, meant to represent an affectionate salutation) is something like a love letter to Spokane from local couple Amy and Ramsey Pruchnic, who moved from Seattle back to their hometown in 2016.

"We never planned on opening a doughnut shop — it wasn't a dream we had," says Amy. "But we were always looking for a unique way to serve the community."

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Pickwick’s Galen Disston records music video at Spokane’s new coffee-and-doughnut shop in Kendall Yards

Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

By Adriana Janovich

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Singer Galen Disston of the Seattle band Pickwick was in Spokane over the weekend filming a music video at the new coffee-and-doughnut shop in Kendall Yards.

Disston was in town at the invitation of Spokane physician and musician Jonathan Pasma, who asked the vocalist to record a song he had written for his new solo project Ferris Pier.

Disston recorded the song “Lights Like Us” in March, and a crew from Kindnss, a photography and video company, shot the video at Hello Sugar on Saturday and Sunday – as well as a few other locations throughout town. It was their first time working together, said Pasma, 34.

“I’d been in a few bands in the past, but what I enjoy most is writing music,” he said. “I came up with the idea that I want to write music and feature different vocalists.”

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Coffee and doughnuts: Indaba and Hello Sugar pair up to offer the classic combination

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

By Adriana Janovich

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It might just be a perfect pairing.

Coffee and doughnuts are a classic combination. But, so often, the doughnuts are good and the coffee is basic drip, or the coffee is high quality and the doughnuts, well, aren’t.

A collaboration between Indaba Coffee Roasters and Hello Sugar, a new made-to-order doughnut business, aims to offer both high-quality coffee and hot and fresh mini doughnuts.

The shop opened Friday – on National Doughnut Day – with lines that wrapped outside the building. It marks the fourth location for Indaba and the first location for Hello Sugar. They’re sharing a space in the same building as the recently opened Park Lodge restaurant, located across the street from the Olmsted Park playground and right along the Centennial Trail on the western edge of Kendall Yards.

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Indaba and Hello Sugar celebrate National Doughnut Day by opening new shop

Wed., May 30, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

By Adriana Janovich

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National Doughnut Day is Friday, and Indaba Coffee Roasters and Hello Sugar are celebrating by opening a new coffee-and-doughnut-shop in Kendall Yards.

The collaboration features two walk-up counters: one for mini, made-to-order doughnuts and one for espresso and other coffee drinks.

The grand opening celebration runs from Friday through Sunday at the new shop, located on the west end of Kendall Yards. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Regular hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Hello Sugar opens on National Doughnut Day (6-1-18)

Mini-donut shop brings made-to-order treats to Kendall Yards

The donuts feature glitter instead of sprinkles!


Author: Megan Carroll

Published: 10:55 AM PDT May 29, 2018

Updated: 6:32 AM PDT June 1, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new way to satisfy that sweet tooth is making its way to Kendall Yards.

Hello Sugar, opens at 419 N. Nettleton St. on Friday, June 1 – which also happens to be National Donut Day – in conjunction with Indaba Coffee’s fourth Spokane location. Hello Sugar, owners Amy and Ramsey Pruchnic are close friends with Indaba’s owners.

The menu of hot, made-to-order mini-donuts features six set flavors and one seasonal rotating flavor. If you visit, you will see your tasty treat made right before your eyes.

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What is the Sharing Sugar?

When you purchase our Sharing Sugar, you receive a cute little container with three mini donuts from our selection of Classic Sugars; Perfectly Powdered, Cinnamon + Sugar or Cane Sugar. Choose one flavor or mix and match all three. No matter the combination, all profits of each Sharing Sugar go to a pre-selected Organization – an Organization that works tirelessly to identify and tackle some of our community’s toughest problems. Each month we pick a new Organization to team up with and bring awareness to.

The sharing doesn’t stop there! This mini donut trio is the perfect size to brighten someone’s day. In fact, we encourage you to give them away. Take them to a friend, teacher or co-worker. If we have learned anything as mini donut experts, it’s that the little things in life make all the difference. Don't forget to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #sharingsugar. Share on, friends!