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BevMo! opening Friday in old Northgate liquor store

November 14th, 2012 by master

Maple Leaf Life reader “a dude” had it right back in May when he said the old Northgate liquor store would be reopening as a BevMo!

According to Seattle Weekly’s Voracious newsletter, the alcohol warehouse is opening Friday at 10700 Fifth Ave. N.E., making it the first BevMo! in Seattle and fifth in the state since liquor sales moved into the public sector. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the first 500 people in line will receive a complimentary gift bag valued at more than $50 each.

Voracious says the liquor store will offer thousands of wines, spirits and beers in the 10,750-square-foot location.

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Liquor store in place of Italian Spaghetti House?

September 19th, 2012 by master

For a year we’ve been trying to figure out what’s happening with the Italian Spaghetti House, just across from Maple Leaf at 9824 Lake City Way N.E.

David Miller, president of the Maple Leaf Community Council Executive Board, shares this tidbit in an email to the Maple Leaf Business Subcommittee (which you can sign up for here):

Some of you may have noticed the remodeling going on at the site of the former Italian Spaghetti House restaurant. According to Seattle Department of Planning and Development, indications are a liquor store will be going in at this location. We’ve notified Wedgwood (the site is in their neighborhood boundaries). We’d appreciate your thoughts on this. We’re looking into the code, but we doubt there is anything we could do about this even if the neighborhood reached consensus something needed to be done…

What are your thoughts on a liquor store replacing the Italian Spaghetti House?

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Liquor sales coming next week to a grocery near you

May 23rd, 2012 by Mike

You might have seen the changes at Safeway – wine being shoved aside or restocked, with stacks of liquor under wraps nearby.

The wraps come off a week from Friday, on June 1.

“Starting June 1st check out our hot prices on a large selection of liquor,” according to a mailing Safeway sent out earlier this month. The nearest stores, on Roosevelt Way Northeast at Northeast 75th Street, and at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 124th Street, both have liquor displays ready to unveil.

The QFC at Roosevelt and Northeast Northgate Way also plans to sell liquor, an employee said.

The nearest state-owned liquor stores, at Northgate and University Village, will close next week.

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