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Spokane Espresso Stand Allowing Baristas To Carry Firearms

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While the robberies are frustrating for businesses in our area, no business owner is probably more frustrated than Sara Chapel. Her espresso stand, Jitterz Java on Northwest Blvd., has been robbed three times in the past month alone While the robberies are frustrating for businesses in our area, no business owner is probably more frustrated than Sara Chapel. Her espresso stand, Jitterz Java on Northwest Blvd., has been robbed three times in the past month alone
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A few of Chapel's employees are trained to use firearms, and Chapel is now scheduling at least one barista to carry a gun every shift. 

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