Successful bidders earned the exclusive right to apply for a liquor license at the current location within its current footprint. All state store properties are below the 10,000 square foot threshold established by the initiative. Successful bidders will need to secure a lease with the property landlord. If they are unable to secure a lease, they may re-sell their right or request an alternative location within a one-mile radius of the existing location.
The live auction was hosted at the Washington State Liquor Control Board Distribution Center, and conducted by Stokes Auction. Located in Port Orchard, Stokes has been conducting auctions in the Pacific Northwest since 1975.