SPIKERIS story began around year 1880 when, for the time period, an impressive building was built as a storage warehouse for Liepaja port. The end of 19th century Liepaja sales canal and Spīķeris both formed an essential economical function. During the Soviet era port area was closed for public. The building kept functioning as s grain warehouse, largely retaining historical appearance. In the nineties post-soviet era the building was left abandoned.
In the Year 1997 Ervils Laugalis bought the old warehouse to create a base for repairing his fishing vessels. During a period of time owner restored building, while preserving the historical heritage as much as possible. Beginning of year 2000 local government of Liepaja started to renew and develop the promenade, thereby SPIKERIS was better accessible to public, but it was mainly used for fishing business needs. In the last decade both sons of owner started to engage in family business more actively. The new generation started to plan SPIKERIS development in completely new direction, with focus on hospitality and recreational function, which is also in line with city council development strategy for the promenade.
First big steps were taken in 2020 when with the help of European Maritime and Fisheries fund, Rural Support service and local action group ''Liepaja District partnership''. A total of 3 projects were submitted - fish processing micro factory, micro beer brewery and fish restaurant. Eventually all three of them were accepted and now are located on the ground floor of SPIKERIS building.
SPIKERIS second floor holds spacious event/banquet hall with capacity for up to 100 guests, suited for all kinds of events. On the third and fourth floor You will find a fitness hall/gym operating 24/7, with all the equipment needed to stay fit and healthy.