Liquor Board Releases Results of Store Auctions
The Liquor Control Board released on Monday the dollar amount each of the state run liquor stores sold for on Friday.
The license for the liquor store in Kennewick on Columbia Center Boulevard was sold for the highest amount in our area at $295,100.
Voters approved Initiative 1183 in November which took the state out of the liquor business.
People had a chance to purchase the liquor licenses through an online auction that started more than a month ago.
As part of the initiative, only businesses bigger than 10,000 square feet can sell liquor, however the purchased license will give the owner the right to sell liquor at that address regardless of the building's size.
Here is a list of the what some of the licenses sold for on Friday:
Kennewick, Columbia Center Blvd. $295,100
Kennewick, Kennewick Ave. $200,100
Richland, George Washington Way $87,100
Pasco, Court Street $215,100
Pasco, Road 68 $80,100
Walla Walla, $180,400
Yakima, Nob Hill $201,100
Yakima, Fair Ave. $153,600
Yakima, Summitview $150,100