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Stabbing reported at downtown bar under eviction notice

A stabbing was reported at the Daiquiri Factory bar in downtown Spokane just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Police were called to a fight at the business at 121 N. Wall St. and discovered a man who had been stabbed, said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Monique Cotton. His injuries were non-life threatening.

No one wanted to name a suspect and there was not enough probable cause for an arrest, Cotton said. “It appears that this was not random and was a fight between two mutual combatants,” she said.

A Spokane County Superior Court Judge signed an order of eviction June 11 after the bar’s landlord said back rent was owed and the bar had violated other conditions of its lease. The bar has been controversial since it opened in January with a drink named “Date Grape Kool-Aid” on the menu and is facing several trademark violation lawsuits, including one filed by Gonzaga University over the bar’s use of its mascot.

The owner of the bar, Jamie Pendleton, filed an appeal to the eviction order. A judge denied the appeal on Thursday, but ruled that that Pendleton could delay the eviction by posting a $30,000 bond by the end of the day, according to KHQ. The bond was not paid, but Pendleton posted a plea on the bar’s Facebook page for supporters to send him donations for his “legal fund.”


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