Liquor Control Board to pilot holiday gift stores in four shopping malls

Oct 16, 2009

OLYMPIA The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will open Liquor and Wine holiday gift stores in four Western Washington shopping malls this holiday season. The stores will be open from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

The WSLCB is running this pilot program for two reasons.

  1. To generate $3.8 million in additional revenue during the 2009 and 2010 holiday seasons to help offset the state budget deficit; and
  2. To determine customer interest in shopping at these gift locations during the holidays.

The holiday gift stores will carry spirit gift packages and a limited selection of spirits, wine, and spirits-based chocolates and eggnogs. The stores will be open seven days a week. Store hours will vary by location.

Mall locations
The WSLCB will open holiday gift stores at the following malls:

Alderwood Mall, 3000 184th St. S.W. in Lynnwood
Bellis Fair Mall, One Bellis Fair Parkway in Bellingham
The Commons at Federal Way, 1928 S. Commons in Federal Way
Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street in Seattle
This is the first time the WSLCB has opened holiday gift stores in shopping malls. The store sites were selected based on location, proximity to other liquor stores, cost and size.

Customers are invited to send comments about the holiday gift stores to

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