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Wed., June 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

Date Grape Koolaid Bar Fails

An eviction notice was posted on the doors to the Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane on Monday. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)

It would not have happened to a nicer guy. When the deputies came to put a stake in the heart of the Spokane Daiquiri Factory, it had long since ceased being a matter of one ignorant rape joke. That controversy might well have subsided, had the guy who owned the place done the simple, obvious, decent thing. And, had decency not been a good enough reason to do that, a self-interested business owner might have simply recognized the chance to make the most of all the attention he was getting and pretended to be decent. He could have spun that manure into great PR: We’ve changed the name. We made a mistake. We’re very sorry. Instead, Jamie Pendleton doubled down. He fought back. He went after his critics with a stupefying lack of class/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.

Question: Couldn't happen to a nicer guy/business?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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