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By Roger Harnack

Despite shutdown order, Airway Heights tavern to reopen Wednesday

Eateries in counties cleared to reopen are required to keep tabs on customers


Last updated 5/12/2020 at 12:58pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The owners of a local tavern plan to be open from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday despite the coronavirus quarantine.

Village Tavern co-owner Jean Moore hopes other bars and restaurants will join her in opening in defiance of Gov. Jay Inslee's order shutting so-called "non-essential" businesses.

The seating is spaced out, she said, noting she's planning to open those same 12 hours daily.

The tavern is at 13119 W. Sunset Highway.

Gov. Inslee's staff has not approved of any in-restaurant dining in the city or surrounding Spokane County.

But in neighboring Lincoln County, restaur...

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