Liquor stores up for online bid

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has launched an online auction open to the public that will allow interested parties to exclusive rights to apply for a liquor license at their current locations, within the current footprint.

Successful bidders will have the exclusive right to sell spirits at 167 locations less than the 10,000 square-feet threshold established by Initiative 1183.

The minimum bid is $1,000 per store.

The online auction closes April 20. Announcement of winning bidder(s) is tentatively scheduled for April 30.

Details of the online auction including: a fact sheet, frequently asked questions (FAQ), auction terms and conditions and a link to the bidding site are available on the liquor board website,



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