Ella’s Supper Club expected to reopen more than a decade after closing its doors

Ella’s Supper Club expected to reopen more than a decade after closing its doors
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Ella's Supper Club is expected to reopen under new leadership, more than a decade after it closed its doors. 

It has been closed for years, but the sign above 1017 W. First Ave still lights up each night.

For years, those looking to enjoy live music and theater flocked to Ella’s Supper Club, but the once-popular jazz joint shuttered in 2008. At the time, owners blamed a 50 percent decline in customers, a change in programming and a slow Spring turnout for having to shut the Supper Club’s doors.

Now, more than a decade later, Ella’s may soon breathe new life.

The Montvale Event Center, in conjunction with Adam Hegsted’s Le Catering, are seeking to reopen the club.

Ella’s Supper Club used to sit on the third floor of the Montvale Event Center, and that is exactly where it will make its prospective return.

“The recently renovated Montvale Event Center is delighted at the prospect of hosting Ella’s Supper Club once again, and bringing back the feel of the nostalgic Spokane jazz club… with a twist,” said Montvale Event Center General Manager Sammi Murphy.

Murphy said the plan is to begin with monthly events. Each event will include a three-course dinner menu, as well as live entertainment with the purchase of a ticket. From there, they hope to open the jazz club on a more consistent basis, working around weddings and corporate events that are regularly held at the Montvale Event Center.

There is no set date for when Ella’s will return, but details and tickets will soon be available on brownpapertickets.com.