The last of the state-run liquor stores will be closing over Memorial Day weekend.
To ensure a few liquor stores are open across the state, the Washington State Liquor Control Board has announced it will use a phased closure method, spreading out store shutdowns over four days.
"There is a lot of work involved in transferring these stores to private ownership," said Chris Liu, director of retail services. "This method will ensure that our customers have the ability to buy liquor right up until June 1, when private retailers take over."
The last day of business for the remaining state liquor stores in the Mid-Columbia is:
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-- May 28: Pasco, 2735 Court St., Suite B; and Moses Lake, 933 N. Stratford Road, Suite A.
-- May 29: Walla Walla, 611 S. Ninth Ave.
-- May 30: Kennewick Highlands, 2925 W. Kennewick Ave.; Pasco, 5109 N. Road 68, Suite C.; Richland, 1725 George Washington Way.
-- May 31: Kennewick Columbia Summit, 731 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
The store closure list is subject to change; for updates go to liq.wa.gov .