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Liquor sales coming next week to a grocery near you

Posted by Mike on May 23rd, 2012

You might have seen the changes at Safeway – wine being shoved aside or restocked, with stacks of liquor under wraps nearby.

The wraps come off a week from Friday, on June 1.

“Starting June 1st check out our hot prices on a large selection of liquor,” according to a mailing Safeway sent out earlier this month. The nearest stores, on Roosevelt Way Northeast at Northeast 75th Street, and at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 124th Street, both have liquor displays ready to unveil.

The QFC at Roosevelt and Northeast Northgate Way also plans to sell liquor, an employee said.

The nearest state-owned liquor stores, at Northgate and University Village, will close next week.

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3 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 a dude // May 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

    The Northgate liquor store will be reopening as a BevMo.

  • 2 MapleLeafBob // May 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Love it!! Finally the state is where they need to be, which is OUT of the liquor sales business.

    I also noticed while driving home on I-5 from downtown the other day that Wine World now says “& Spirits”

  • 3 Susan // May 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    It will be interesting to see if the prices go up or down. The Seattle Times predicted up for awhile.