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East Spokane pot shop gets OK to move, as video arcade that blocked it files lawsuit

5:43 p.m.

Old Fashion Fun Arcade’s second location on East Sprague Avenue is about 450 feet from marijuana store Smokane’s new storefront, which opened Friday. (Kip Hill / The Spokesman-Review)
Smokane quietly opened in its new location on East Sprague Avenue last week, a few months after the Spokane City Council stepped in to shrink the buffer zone between pot shops and arcades in response to concerns a sham business was preventing a legitimate business request to move. The arcade at the center of the controversy has sued the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board for allowing the relocation.

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