ABERDEEN, Wash. - The rights to Aberdeen's only independent liquor Store sold for just over $95-thousand, and the winning bidder, is a Quinault Indian Nation executive.
Myrna Figg, Accounting Manager for the Nation is listed as the winning bidder for the Aberdeen location on Heron street.
When contacted, Figg replied that "The Quinault Nation policy is the Quinault Nation President is the spokesperson for the media." President Fawn Sharp was unavailable for comment this morning.
The state Liquor Control Board announced on Monday the winners for exclusive rights to apply for liquor licenses at each store's current location. The properties will be exempt from a new law that requires new liquor stores to measure 10,000 square feet or more.
The winning bidders still need to secure a lease with the landlord because the state does not own the individual properties. If they can’t get a lease, they can sell the rights or apply for a liquor license at a different location within a mile of the existing store. The state’s new privatization law goes into effect June 1st.
The Ocean Shores store sold for $205,000.00, all other stores in Grays Harbor county are contracted, and were not included in the auction of 167 stores statewide.