More liquor store news: West Seattle Junction location might move

Checking out rumors is one of the best parts of our job. Often they’re unfounded, so we don’t publish anything here – just replying directly to whomever contacted us about the rumor. But sometimes, it’s a case of “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” Michelle e-mailed this morning to ask about a rumor that the Junction liquor store might move. Our call to the Washington Liquor Control Board media-relations team yielded this info from spokesperson Anne Radford: “The lease (in The Junction) is coming to an end in February 2011, so we are considering other locations, along with the possibility of renewing our lease there. So at this point, we’re still looking at our options.” You’ll recall that West Seattle’s other state liquor store closed in Morgan Junction when its lease ended in fall 2008, leaving WS drinkers with one store until the replacement location opened at Westwood Village this past March.

10 Replies to "More liquor store news: West Seattle Junction location might move"

  • Cheryl May 27, 2010 (10:55 am)

    Maybe it’ll be a moot point anyway, b/c if Initiative 1100 passes, we won’t NEED a state liquor store in the Junction. :-)

  • Carson May 27, 2010 (10:59 am)

    We can hope Cheryl!!!

  • Mary May 27, 2010 (11:41 am)

    Dateline March 2010: “Mega Liquor Store Opens in Former Holefoods Location!”

  • LAintheJunction May 27, 2010 (12:45 pm)

    Noooooooooooooooooo….I hope they don’t move! It’s so convenient having a store in the heart of the Junction. If we’re serious about being a “green” city, keeping vital services (and yeah, a liquor store is a vital service!) within walking distance is key. Since it’s a state-run operation, will there be an opportunity to comment? Or is it just up to whatever the WLCB decides?

  • Laura May 27, 2010 (12:55 pm)

    There is an empty space in Jefferson Square where the Starbucks was. Of course, that option will only make that parking lot more of a nightmare.

  • KBear May 27, 2010 (12:59 pm)

    LOL Mary! I’d be in favor of that!

  • Baba May 27, 2010 (1:09 pm)

    If they move I’ll seriously consider getting me a moonshine still…

  • World Citizen May 27, 2010 (1:43 pm)

    The guys down at the toy train shop have an idea about this I think. I stopped in there a week ago and he was contemplating moving because of the Liquor store’s possible expansion. At least that’s what I think I remember hearing. Anyway, he should be able to comment or clarify.

  • twirl-a-whirl May 27, 2010 (4:59 pm)

    There’s a liquor store in the junction? Shows how often I frequent them. On another note, I was in a Costco in Cali last week, and it had a wonderful liquor section! I don’t drink much, but boy oh boy, it was fun looking over all that “cheap” liquor. They must not have the sin taxes we do down there, or else Costco just sells the stuff really, really cheap.

  • Dale May 27, 2010 (9:21 pm)

    Nothing like Kirkland Signature Vodka sold in a mega bottle of course.

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