A Spokane County judge approved a mandatory eviction for the Daiquiri Factory in Downtown Spokane. A battle was brewing between the controversial Spokane bar owner and the the landlord on Wednesday.
The Downtown Spokane bar created a stir in February, when it first opened its doors. Protestors stood outside of the bar before it even opened, outraged at what would become the Daiquiri Factory’s short-lived drink called 'Date Grape Koolaid.'
Owner Jamie Pendleton eventually changed the name of the drink, but that was not the end to the bar’s controversies.
In April, Gonzaga University announced it was suing the bar for using its mascot and logo without permission.
A lawsuit filed in June aimed to close the bar. A Spokane County Superior Court judge approved a request for a mandatory eviction.
The property manager kept records of every neighbor complaint concerning the Daiquiri Factory. The complaints ranged from loud noises to customers who were reportedly drunk in public.
Pendleton said he would appeal the decision in court or find a new building to serve drinks in.