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2nd shot to own liquor store

Eighteen stores, including one in Marysville, will go up for bid after the original bidders failed to pay the state.

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By Shannon Dininny
Associated Press
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ELLENSBURG -- Washington state is giving people another opportunity to own a liquor store.
The Washington state Liquor Control Board will hold a live auction May 24 in Seattle for the rights to 18 state stores after the top bidders in an online auction failed to pay their posted bids. Among the 18 stores is a location in Marysville at 6608 64th St. SE, Suite C.
Washington is in the process of privatizing its liquor sales after voters approved an initiative kicking the state out of the liquor business.
The state-run liquor system was formed in the 1930s in the aftermath of Prohibition. Voters approved I-1183 last fall allowing stores larger than 10,000 square feet to sell liquor, though smaller stores could sell liquor if there are no other outlets within a certain area.
The exception is the state's contract and state-run stores.
Bidders already have paid out $25.9 million for the rights to 149 state stores that were auctioned last month. A bid deposit of $10,000 will be required for the remaining 18 stores, the agency announced Wednesday. Those stores are located in Seattle, Tacoma, Marysville, Enumclaw, Spokane, Kent, Bellevue, Kenmore, Lakewood, Bellingham, Ocean Shores, Kennewick, Vancouver and North Bend.
More information about the auction is available at http://liq.wa.gov.
Story tags » StateAlcohol

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