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Familiar face in Coates to open new liquor store in Hastings

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Last week the Hastings City Council approved a license for a new liquor store in Hastings. It wasn't exactly big news, but the man behind the new store certainly is no stranger to the spotlight.


He is Rich Jacobson, the Prescott, Wis., man who operated Jake's gentleman's club in Coates for a number of years before it was eventually shut down. In protest, he painted the long-vacant building hot pink.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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