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Long-time Spokane business Boo Radley's under new ownership

Boo Radley's in downtown Spokane on March 1, 2021.
Rebecca White/SPR
Boo Radley's in downtown Spokane on March 1, 2021.

Long-time Spokane business Boo Radley’s is under new ownership. Owners Kris and Andy Dinnison have sold the novelty gift store to long-time employee Jen Menzer.

Menzer has worked at the store since 2001, and is responsible for finding and ordering much of the quirky merchandise Boo Radley's is known for. She says she plans to continue the Dinnison’s legacy, and still turn to them for advice.

“Everything's going to be the same fun vibe like it always has been,” Menzer said. “And, you know we’ve been friends for over two decades now, so they’ll always be apart of the Boo Radley’s family no matter what.”

The Dinnison’s had hoped to sell Menzer the business two years ago, but faced setbacks when they closed their doors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Andy and Kris Dinnison will still own and operate Atticus Coffee and Gift’s next door to Boo Radley’s, and will still hold a small stake in the whimsical gift shop they founded.

Rebecca White is a 2018 graduate of Edward R Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She's been a reporter at Spokane Public Radio since February 2021. She got her start interning at her hometown paper The Dayton Chronicle and previously covered county government at The Spokesman-Review.