Aberdeen and Ocean Shores liquor stores closing May 31
Starting at 10am this morning, 18 state liquor stores will go back up for bid after the winners failed to pay in time. This includes the Ocean Shores store originally won by Devinder Sahota of Vacaville, CA for $205,000.00. A bid deposit of $10,000 will be required for the remaining stores.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has also announced the closure schedule for most remaining state liquor stores in advance of the first day of private liquor sales. Both the Aberdeen and Ocean Shores stores are scheduled to close on May 31.
“There is a lot of work involved in transferring these stores to private ownership,” said Director of Retail Services Chris Liu. “This method will ensure that our customers have the ability to buy liquor right up until June 1, when private retailers take over.”