Costco sees opportunity in Washington booze initiative

on 31/08/10 at 3:46 am


The cavernous stores in Costco’s home state lack something you can find in its warehouses in California, Alaska and many other places: bottles of Maker’s Mark, Absolut vodka and other popular brands of hard liquor.

But two ballot measures on the November ballot — one heavily backed by Issaquah-based Costco Wholesale Corp. — would largely sweep away Washington’s post-Prohibition restrictions on liquor.

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