State Approves Everett Alcohol Impact Areas

Alcohol impact areas

Alcohol Impact Areas include the downtown commercial core as well as areas of south Everett. Click map to enlarge.

Mandatory Alcohol Impact Areas will apply in designated areas of Everett beginning October 22nd.

Today the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board approved the City of Everett request to establish Alcohol Impact Areas and prohibit the sale of 20 high-alcohol-content beer or malt liquor products within those areas.

Everett has been working to establish such areas for the last year and asked the liquor board to make the areas permanent after a voluntary ban was met with little cooperation.

You can see the full liquor board resolution here along with the list of banned products.

Owners of some stores in the area say it is unfair to them and will hurt their business while the problem will just move to other parts of the city.


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9 Responses to “State Approves Everett Alcohol Impact Areas”

  1. Hillary Clintons email server Says:

    This is standard WA process, more regulations, here is an idea: what about no pan handling and loitering laws? why not enforce the ones on the books , here is another idea: all of the people who hand out free food to the parasites, why don’t they do it somewhere else? Vermin go where there is easy food, take away the incentive.

    maybe they could do it out side of the mayors residence on a Sunday afternoon

  2. Eleanore Says:

    Good riddance to the rot gut poison

  3. Tax Dollar Charlie Says:

    Everett wasting tax dollar charlie’s money. what a shame.

  4. Anon Says:

    Think we’ll start seeing MD 20/20 dealers out there on the streets now?

    • anon Says:

      You just gave me the greatest idea. Thank you.

    • yo malt liqour dealer homie Says:

      Anon
      I am way ahead of you man, going to get a case from Lynnwood and bring it in, I am sure I can see all of it at the library…maybe I will make enough money to afford tolls and taxes ….or more ammo

    • yo malt liqour dealer homie Says:

      I am way ahead of you man, going to get a case from Lynnwood and bring it in, I am sure I can see all of it at the library…maybe I will make enough money to afford tolls and taxes ….or more ammo

  5. anon Says:

    So pretty much where all the dirty bums hang out and $hit their britches?

    Alcohol impact area= Stupid. Just walk a few blocks more to get your booze. Metropolitan areas have been around for over 100 years… We are just now trying to find homes and humane ways to treat the homeless? STOP WASTING PEOPLES MONEY AND TIME!!!!

    I think they missed the opportunity awhile ago. Now they’re just pretending to do stuff until re-election…Then they’ll just pretend to do more stuff. And letting hard working vendors and stores lose money to combat your own issue. Nice going City Council and Mayors Admin. This isn’t going to work. I have a dollar bet on it.

    • Mike N Says:

      Exactly. Seattle tried this years ago, and it didn’t work. What did work was higher and higher rents forcing out the small shops in Pioneer Square that sold the stuff. Not sure if that is feasible here or even preferable.