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Fri., Feb. 8, 2013, 1:57 p.m.

Another newer Jacobs Java opens on the South Hill, at 17th and Ray

Jacobs Java, which claims the title of Spokane’s original drive-through coffee stand, has opened its fifth location, on the South Hill at 1621 S. Ray St.

Brothers Paul and Scott Jacob will operate the business but are leasing the land from Lucky Dog Coffee LLC, which they are part of along with Spokane residents Kevin Edwards, Colin Conway and Gary Bernardo.

The site, at 17th and Ray, formerly was a gas station and later a bakery. That building was torn down to make way for the new 850-square-foot coffee stand.

Paul Jacob said he and his brother had wanted to open a stand on that corner for nearly a decade. “It’s one of the last great spots left in that area,” he said. added.

The stand will be open seven days a week. The brothers’ other four locations are in downtown Spokane, Airway Heights, Spokane Valley and in north Spokane.

They started their first Jacobs Java on Aug. 1, 1992, Paul Jacob said.

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