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Edmonds Liquor Store Is Among Dozens to Close Next Week

It will shut down on Wednesday.

With private stores getting ready to enter to the liquor business in Washington, the state Liquor Control Board has released a schedule of several dozen liquor stores that it will close next week.

The list—which covers the last remaining stores operated by the state—includes the in Edmonds' Westgate neighborhood. (QFC is blocking some liquor stores in Puget Sound.)

Next Wednesday, the state will close the Edmonds store at 22824 100th Ave. W.

Other nearby locations includes three in Shoreline and two in Lynnwood:

  • Wednesday: 18336 Aurora Ave. N., #105, Shoreline
  • Wednesday: 20154 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline (Ballinger Village)
  • Wednesday: 4601 200th St. SW, Lynnwood (east)
  • Thursday: 15230 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline
  • Thursday: 17525 Highway 99, Suite C, Lynnwood (west)
Brian Soergel May 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Diane: Great point. BTW, Safeway already has its liquor out, but under wraps.
Cliff Sanderlin May 24, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Maybe our candidates for Washington State Governor can discuss ways for cities to recoup the tax revenues that will be lost. Will our state representatives offer legislation for the next legislative session addressing the loss of revenue to cities?
Linda Bowes May 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM
I just finished speaking with the manager of the Westgate liquor store and they are closing next week just for two weeks and then will be re-opening under new management. She indicated that most likely the current employees will continue to work there.
Brian Soergel May 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Thanks for the update, Linda. I believe a gentleman from Tumwater purchased the store for about $150,000 back in April. Good news on the employees - they are the best! (Not that I go in there much.)
Mike May 25, 2012 at 01:29 AM
As for recouping tax money, I would propose there is probably at least $211K in waste that could be found.

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