The Washington State Liquor Control Board will shut down 14 state liquor stores statewide to compensate for store employees leaving for new jobs. The WSLCB analyzed market-areas where closings would occur and identified only stores where there would be minimal disruption.
The WSLCB has been filling store vacancies with temporary workers since December 2011. The closure of the 14 stores is not related to the state liquor store auction.
These stores were strategically chosen to minimize any disruption to our service areas,” said Retail Director Chris Liu. “We knew as we got closer to the transition deadline we would have to address employee shortages.”
Closing the 14 locations will free up about 60 experienced employees to fill-in the gaps at other stores.
The stores being closed include:
Store No. 2, Seattle – 1201 2nd Ave.
Store No. 15, Federal Way – 34512 16th Ave. South, Suite A
Store No. 61, Bothell – 19111 Bothell Way NE
Store No. 72, Mercer Island – 2459 76th Ave. SE
Store No. 83, Seattle – 3310 W. McGraw St.
Store No. 84, Tacoma – 1415 E. 72nd St., Suite B
Store No. 107, Seattle – 1847 S. 120th St.
Store No. 115, Bellevue – 15100 SE 38th St.
Store No. 125, Everett – 3332 Cedar St.
Store No. 27, Everett – 1203N SE Everett Mall Way
Store No. 148, Longview – 3210 Ocean Beach Highway
Store No. 188, Vancouver – 2612 NE 114th Ave., Building M
Store No. 190, Lacey-Hawks Prairie – 8205-C Martin Way East
Store No. 191, Seattle – 14343 15th Ave. NE
For a complete listing of state-owned liquor stores and their locations, visit www.liq.wa.gov/stores/find-store.