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Thumbnail for - Liquor Privatization: The Fallout
Aug 21, 2012
The unintended (and intended) consequences of privatizing Washington state liquor sales.
Thumbnail for - Where to Drink on Washington Repeal Day Eve
May 31, 2012
Repeal Revelry
Repeal Day generally refers to December 5, the anniversary of Prohibition’s demise. But as of tomorrow, that term takes on a whole new meaning here in Washington. The voter initiative to...
Thumbnail for - On Friday: A New Way of Buying Booze
May 31, 2012
Booze News
At the state-run SoDo liquor store on 4th Avenue South, long a bottle-buying destination for bars and restaurants around the city, the shelves have gotten barer by the day—the selection now...
Thumbnail for - The First 1183 Milestone Happens Thursday
Feb 27, 2012
Liquor Laws
March 1 marks the first significant milestone in our state’s lurch toward liquor privatization. As of Thursday, bars and restaurants can start buying their booze directly from distillers and...
Thumbnail for - I-1183 Narrowly Ahead in Washington Poll
Nov 2, 2011
Liquor Laws
On Monday the Washington Poll, the survey wonk based out of UW, released stats from an analysis of just over 930 Evergreen voters. Among the findings: half of the respondents are leaning toward...
Thumbnail for - Do Local Distilleries Support I-1183?
Oct 6, 2011
Liquor Laws
As part of an upcoming project, Seattle Met intern Brian Colella and I asked licensed Washington distilleries about their opinions regarding the Costco-backed liquor privatization measure I-1183,...
Thumbnail for - Dollars Adding Up Fast on Both Sides of the New Booze Initiative
Sep 21, 2011
Liquor Laws
A month and a half ahead of Election Day, and total moneys raised on both sides of liquor privatization are already approaching last year’s numbers, Publicola reported Tuesday. The deep-pocketed,...
Thumbnail for - Spirits and Washington State: Here Come the Ads Again
Sep 8, 2011
Liquor Laws
As you have likely heard by now, Costco’s back with a new initiative, I-1183, aimed at kicking the state out of the booze business. In the new privatization plan, only retailers larger than 10,000...