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Liquor sales along the Washington border up 33 percent

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sales at OLCC stores along the Washington border have jumped 33% from June through October compared to last year.

Sales in Jantzen Beach are up 43 percent. Warrenton reports a sales spike of 30 percent. And the increases are even bigger in smaller towns: 51 percent in Milton-Freewater, just across the border from Walla Walla, and up 63 percent in Rainier, just over the Lewis and Clark Bridge from Longview.

The fight over Oregon liquor sales has been a bitter, years-long battle between two monied interests: grocery chains, who want the current liquor sales system abolished, and beer and wine distributors, who fear their business will be disrupted by a change in the way alcohol is handled.

Read more at Willamette Week.

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