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Saturday, June 28, 2014

In aftermath of liquor privatization, spirits everywhere, not cheap

A customer passes by a liquor-aisle display at the Kirkland Costco. Average liquor prices in the state are about 11 percent higher since privatization, and consumers seem to be feeling it. Liquor sales rose a modest 6 percent the first year, and since seem to have flattened.