Booze News

State Liquor Stores Extend Hours

The new schedule goes into effect July 1.

By Jessica Voelker July 1, 2011

This is a picture of Mischa Barton buying some beer and looking sort of sad.


The Seattle P.I. brings word
that starting Friday, July 1, all 166 Washington State liquor stores will keep the same hours. Those hours: 10am through 9pm Monday through Thursday and 10am through 10pm Friday and Saturday. There are 58 stores that sell booze on Sundays—even though God or Jesus or someone hates that, at least that’s what I was told growing up in a blue law state. Those will be open from 12pm to 5pm.

The news comes as Costco is revving up its privatization campaign—word on the street is that employees of the big box chain have once again been tasked with collecting initiative signatures in stores. Meanwhile, Governor Gregoire has allowed the liquor control board to explore opportunities to turn over its distribution system to a private bidder.

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