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Greetings from Washington

kaleokahu | Jun 11, 201203:55 PM

The State of WA is about a week into privatization of the booze biz. While it's still early, prices are up and selection is 'way down.

The Initiative (financed by Costco and Safeway) had a provision that private licensees had to have a minimum floorspace (total store) of 10,000 square feet, which effectively bans small neighborhood and corner stores from selling liquor.

Do other "private" states have similar space requirements? If so, what effect has that had, pricewise, compared with other states where small stores can sell?


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