Phased state liquor store closures planned in Clark County

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The Washington State Liquor Control Board on Tuesday announced that the remaining state liquor stores will be closed in phases beginning Monday, in advance of the June 1 transition to private liquor sales.

The store shutdowns will take place over a period of four days to ensure that at least some locations remain open for liquor sales across the state. The method gives customers the ability to buy liquor right up until June 1, when private retailers take over, said Chris Liu, the board's director of retail services.

Thirty-five state liquor stores will remain open until Friday, June 1, although service will be limited on May 31, with the majority of state and state-contract stores closed, according to the board.

Clark County closures include the Hazel Dell store at 7904 N.E. Sixth Ave., Suite D,on Monday; Tuesday's closure of the Vancouver-Orchards location at 11717 N.E. 78th Way; Wednesday's closures of two Vancouver stores at 7302 N.E. 18th St. and at 1700 Main St.; and Thursday's closure of the east Vancouver store at 3425 S.E. 192nd Ave.

Check Washington State Liquor Control Board for updates and a complete list of stores.