It looks like the new Washington State liquor privatization laws may be pushing some residents to escape the higher state liquor taxes and heading for Idaho to make their purchases. But the results of the new liquor options in the state may not be all bad and that's because of Total Wine & More .
Total Wine & More is a new store that opened just a couple of weeks ago in the Northpointe Shopping Center on Newport Hwy (US Route 2) just about a block north of the Y in North Spokane. Total Wine is a chain of stores that describe themselves as wine superstores,in fact the new Spokane store is big enough to fill all of the space left behind by the closure of the Northpointe Borders Bookstore.
Total Wine & More is based in Maryland and now boasts over 80 locations nationally and still growing. In Washington Total Wine & More stores can be found in Spokane, Bellevue and Tukwila.
The new Spokane store features,of course, wine. But the store's wine selection is in the 1,000's with wines ranging from everyday to hard to find international selections. And wine isn't the only business as the middle of the store features liquors with selection also in the 1,000's.
Spokane's beer lovers will also love Total Wine & More with a store department called the Brewery District on the south side of the building. The beer selection is larger then any other selection in Spokane and the department also offers growler refills and a bar.
Visitors will also enjoy the in store tastings and even a walk in humidor for cigar purchases. At this point in time the North Spokane store is the only store of this chain in the Spokane market but rumors have been swirling for a while on this one. Also a similar chain called BevMo is said to be looking at Spokane has a potential future store location.
Here is a photo of the front of the new Spokane Total Wine & More store,located at 9980 N. Newport Hwy.
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