Thursday, March 8, 2012

Let the bidding begin on Washington's liquor stores

Washington state opened a public auction online Thursday of its state-run liquor stores, beginning the process of privatizing a booze industry the state has tightly controlled since the end of Prohibition. Within hours, more than 30 bidders had entered the fray. Nearly a dozen offered to buy rights to all of the stores, though most bid on individual store locations. The minimum bid: $1,000 . . . READ MORE


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