A man was stabbed early Saturday at a controversial downtown Spokane bar that is scheduled to be evicted this week.
Police were called to a fight at the Daiquiri Factory, 121 N. Wall St., about 2 a.m. and discovered a man who had been stabbed, said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Monique Cotton. He was taken to a hospital. His injuries were not 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.
The bar has been controversial since it opened in January with a drink named “Date Grape Koolaid” on the menu and is facing several trademark violation lawsuits, including one filed by Gonzaga University over the bar’s use of its mascot.
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 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.”
The property is scheduled to be vacated and returned to the landlord early this week.