Liquor Control Board to open temporary state liquor store in Snoqualmie

March 21, 2008

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will open a state liquor store in Snoqualmie on a temporary basis until construction of a permanent store in North Bend is complete.

The temporary store, located at 38565 River St. in Snoqualmie, will open on April 11, 2008. Store hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The store, located about two blocks off Railroad Avenue, is 3,730 square feet.

The WSLCB closed the North Bend State Liquor Store located at 470 E. North Bend Way on Nov. 24, 2007, and sought an alternative location in the area.

The WSLCB has found a permanent store location in North Bend that meets the agency’s requirements for retail space, parking and product off-loading.

The new store, which is currently under construction, will be located in the Mountain Valley Center on Mt. Si Boulevard. It will be open for business by January 2009, barring any changes in the current outline of Phase II construction in the center. The store will be about 5,546 square feet, and is located in an area convenient for both North Bend residents and customers traveling over the mountains.

Although there is a moratorium on all additional construction in the community due to lack of water rights, the WSLCB was fortunate to find a location that has been included under a grandfather clause that will allow the agency to move forward with the new store.

State and contract liquor store and product information is available on the Washington State Liquor Control Web site at lcb.wa.gov.

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