Occupy Spokane opens storefront ‘clubhouse’

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by Othello Richards & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 6:42 PM

SPOKANE-- "Occupy Spokane" now has an official headquarters that members call the "clubhouse" located at east Sprague and Pittsburgh.

Some members say the Occupy Spokane movement is getting more and more organized and always evolving and now the movement has an official home.

Terry Hill is one of three partners who got the club house up and running. In the office.  You'll find information about the occupy Spokane movement, and merchandise for sale including coffee and snacks. “The goal is not to make any money, just generate enough revenue that we can afford to stay here and use the place kind of a headquarters for Occupy Spokane.”

Occupy has a month to month lease.  Hill remained tight-lipped exactly how much it is.

Hill says now occupy members have a place to socialize and plan events.  There's even wifi access for more than 30 computers at one time.

Hill says Occupy Spokane is more than just routine organized marches and protests.   Members also look to help the community. 

Occupy adopted a feline dubbed Occucat from the local Humane Society to man the office. It's also planned fundraising events not solely for the movement's benefit.

The office is opened from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday.

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