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UW Election Eye 2012

Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

May 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

June 1st means new liquor distribution; join UW Election Eye for conversation

SEATTLE — On Friday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board will end its liquor store and liquor distribution operations. Resulting from the passage of I-1183, this means that liquor will be sold in newly licensed privately owned stores that have at least 10,000 square feet of retail space.

For Washingtonians of legal drinking age, that means liquor will be available in more places, like grocery stores.

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(Seen in a Seattle Safeway/Photo by Constance Brown)

But the new distribution laws have impact beyond new revenue for grocery retailers and access for Washington residents.

To explore this issues and meet our readers, the UW Election Eye crew will be convening a conversation at Seattle craft – cocktail pioneer Hazlewood in Ballard about what the passage of I-1183 means for retailers, residents, business owners and bartenders. Join us Friday, June 1, for happy hour (4-6pm) at 2311 NW Market St. (between N 24th Ave & N Ballard Ave).

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