Big liquor sellers looking for locations

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Big liquor retailers are looking for locations in Washington in the wake of the passage of Initiative 1183 that broke the state's monopoly on the sale of hard liquor.

An East Coast company calling itself a "wine superstore" has announced plans to open two stores in the Spokane area.

Total Wine has 78 stores nationwide that sell liquor, wine and beer, The Spokesman-Review reported (http://bit.ly/yjf8zp) Friday.

Total Wine is also planning to open stores in Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com