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Daiquiri Factory owner avoids jail time, must serve community service in debit card theft

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The former owner of a controversial Spokane bar will avoid jail time but serve 300 hours of community service after pleading guilty to stealing an Idaho resident’s credit card last summer.

Jamie Pendleton, whose downtown bar “The Downtown Spokane Daiquiri Factory” was evicted from its location on Wall Street two years ago, received a two-year suspended sentence and two years’ probation from Kootenai County District Judge John T. Mitchell. He also was ordered to pay restitution totaling nearly $1,000 to the rightful owner of a debit card Pendleton admitted stealing from a Post Falls mailbox in June.

Pendleton has been fighting to reopen the Daiquiri Factory, the subject of controversy because of a cocktail named “Date Grape Kool-Aid,” since it was shuttered. A Court of Appeals decision overturned his eviction, and the case is currently before Spokane Superior Court Judge Linda G. Tompkins.

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