Washington State Liquor Control Board Denies Extended Alcohol Service Hours

Late last Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) denied a request by the City of Seattle which would allow them to extend the hours of alcohol service in local jurisdictions.

Under Washington Administrative Code 314-11-070, liquor sales are prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. City of Seattle officials were seeking to add a new section to the Code that would allow local governments to petition the WSLCB to establish extended hours of alcohol service within local jurisdictions.   In its split decision, 2-1, the WSLCB denied the request.  According to Washington State law, the WSLCB sought input from the public, law enforcement, city officials and others as it considered revising the rule.

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