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Local Businesses Upset Over 'Good Neighbor Agreement'

SPOKANE, Wash. - Members of the Spokane Alliance of Bars and Restaurants plan to express their concerns to the Spokane City Council tonight about the good neighbor agreement.

The group says the "Good Neighbor" document restricts specific businesses in unfair ways such as how late at night shots of alcohol can be served and how certain drinks can be mixed.

Alliance members contend the agreements lack legal merit. Many business owners feel they are bullied into signing the contracts and if they don't sign they may be forced to close.

Alliance members also argue the ability of the city to close down a business for contract violations supercedes the State Liquor Control Board authority.

 

 

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