The Washington State Supreme Court gave the green light for Friday's transition to private liquor sales by rejecting a lawsuit Thursday that claimed I-1183 violated the state's constitution.
Opponents had claimed the initiative violated state law because it contained a provision to set aside funding for public safety. Michael Subit, the attorney who represented those who filed the lawsuit, told The Seattle Times the ruling effectively marks the end of opponents' efforts against the new law.
"There's nowhere to go from here. On the issue of the constitutionality of a state statute, the Washington Supreme Court is the final word," Subit told the newspaper.
Meanwhile, many Shoreline and Lake Forest Park stores have been granted spirits retailer licenses by the state liquor control board. Here's the most recent list of active and pending licenses (as of May 29), according to state records.Where to buy liquor in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park Name Location Status State Liquor Store #128 20154 Ballinger Way N.E. Pending State Liquor Store #97 18336 Aurora Ave. N. Suite 105 Pending Albertson's (LFP) 17171 Bothell Way N.E. Active Bartell Drugs 18420 Aurora Ave N. Active Costco Wholesale 1175 N. 205th St. Active Fred Meyer 18325 Aurora Ave. N. Active QFC 600 N.W. Richmond Beach Road Active Rite Aid #5225 (LFP) 17171 Bothell Way N.E. #150 Active Rite Aid #06234 20330 Ballinger Way N.E. Active Rite Aid #5228 655 N.W. Richmond Beach Road Active Safeway #442 17230 15th Ave. N.E. Pending Safeway #497 17202 15th Ave. N.E. Pending Shoreline Central Market 15505 Westminster Way N. Pending Top Food & Drug #21 1201 N. 175th St. Active Towne Centre Hardware 17171 Bothell Way N.E. Suite A24 Pending Village Market Thriftway 20126 Ballinger Way Active Walgreen's #03788 14510 Aurora Ave. N. Active Walgreen's #04759 17518 15th Ave. N.E. Active Walgreen's #09373 17524 Aurora Ave. N. Active