With a population of just over 500,000, Washington State has been the home of the country’s largest liquor store since Prohibition in 1920.
Its liquor stores have attracted thousands of visitors a year to enjoy craft cocktails and craft beer.
But some locals are finding that some liquor stores don’t really cater to the needs of a state with a population that hovers around 400,000.
On Thursday, liquor stores in Washington State will close their doors for the winter.
This comes as the state grapples with its highest alcohol abuse rate in more than 50 years.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has announced that it will close nearly 100 liquor stores across the state for the rest of the year.
Some stores will stay open until the end of February.
The board also announced it would close stores for the month of March and the month after that.
Some stores will remain open until April or May.
The boards decision means that a number of stores will be closed on Feb. 20.
The closures come as liquor sales in the state are struggling to keep up with the increase in demand for booze.
A recent study by the University of Washington and the Center for Alcohol Policy and Research estimated that the annual increase in liquor sales for Washington state will hit $4.5 billion.
The alcohol board has said that the closures will result in the closure of more than 100 stores, but some argue that’s an optimistic number.
The state liquor board will hold a hearing in April to determine if they need additional money to keep the stores open.
Some of the stores will also be able to reopen after the closure date.
Liquor stores across Washington State have been closing their doors since the end and are expected to be closed by early May.