Washington grocery stores and big box retailers are rearranging their shelves in preparation for liquor sales which begin Friday.
In November 2011, voters approved Initiative 1183 allowing stores larger than 10,000 square feet to sell liquor. Washington sales had been state-controlled before then.
There are questions over whether consumers will save any money. The legislature tagged on a tax to the bill totaling 27% which could make liquor more expensive than currently sold at state-run stores. But most shoppers KGW spoke with said they don’t mind paying a little extra for the convenience of buying booze at the same place they grocery shop.
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