Pushing back against bureaucratic harassment
Area restaurant, tavern owners and supporters protest at LCB offices
Last updated 1/7/2021 at 10:19am
SPOKANE - Extortion, blackmail and harassment.
That's what the more than 50 area restaurant and tavern owners and their supporters called Liquor and Cannabis Board officers' threats of fines, license revocation and criminal charges during a protest at lunchtime Monday, Jan. 4.
The protesters turned out to board's Spokane office at 1303 W. Broadway Ave. to object to the "illegal" tactics being used by the employees in their efforts to shutdown indoor table service at eateries and adult beverage businesses from Spokane Valley south to Colfax.
Protesters started arriving in the pouring rain ab...