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Yelm Liquor makes state’s top 50 in sales, places Yelm in top 50 selling cities

– “Washington’s boozy cities: Here’s a look at the top 50 cities and stores for liquor sales”
“Sales of spirits in Washington state increased 5 percent in fiscal 2018, coming in at $654.9 million.”

“Here are the stores that together sold the most hard alcohol in the state and the number of locations they had here as of June 2018:
Fun Facts

* The only other non-corporate liquor stores to make the list of the top-selling store for the top selling cities were Yelm Liquor & Beverage in Yelm and Duannes Liquor Mart in Lakewood. Both beat out corporate stores, such as Safeway and Walmart.”
By Coral Garnick, the Puget Sound Business Journal.
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Posted by Steve on October 9, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  1. NOT something to be proud of as a city, really … in the top 50 of cities with the most alcoholics. This place is awash in booze, and it destroys lives, families and puts people on the street.

    Comment by Val on October 9, 2018 at 8:19 am

  2. I agree Val, and have recently blogged about health being the number one issue in this town, which no one here wants to discuss except Police Chief Stancil, because he and his team see the affects here daily of drug use, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, PTSD, etc.

    Comment by Steve on October 9, 2018 at 8:30 am

  3. Wow… Yelm is also in the process of opening a second marijuana retailer adjacent to Safeway. Since the first store opening December 2017, King Cronic has had a very fast start. See link for sales data. Steve, per your response above, I wonder if these shops will contribute to the health issue and problems that plague Law Enforcement… Thoughts?


    Comment by JD on October 9, 2018 at 12:38 pm

  4. I do not see that occurring, John, as addressing the health issues here and in Oly, Lacey, Tumwater, and the county, require each jurisdiction to engage in a comprehensive and systemic approach. The health issues are multi-faceted and require the best minds to come together in a strategic group sanctioned by the city leadership. This can not be handled by city leaders, who have little experience in such a discussion (except the Police Dept.). Unfortunately, there is no will at the top here to even engage this as a conversation. I applaud Olympia’s leadership for taking the first steps to address their health issues. This is NOT going to be solved with the ho-humm and boring, partisan political & divisive mindset that is the legacy of many of the leaders of the last 15 years in this town.

    Comment by Steve on October 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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