BevMo To Open First Washington Stores On July 13June 27, 2012
California-based beverage retailer BevMo will be opening its first two Washington stores on July 13. The two new locations—in Tacoma and Silverdale (both around 30 miles from Seattle) are 12,000-square-foot units featuring BevMo’s usual wide selection of wines, spirits and beers as well as gourmet food items, cocktail mixers, glassware and bar accessories.
BevMo is kicking off the grand opening weekend with a ribbon cutting and special gift bag that includes Riedel glassware, mixers and snacks to the first 500 customers at each store on July 13. Tastings will take place every weekend at the new locations, with beer tastings on Friday from 4-7 p.m. and wine tastings every Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
The BevMo openings in Washington will come around six weeks after the state officially privatized its spirits trade, paving the way for major retail chains to set up shop in the market. BevMo competitor Total Wine & More is also preparing to enter Washington, with plans to open a total of 10 Washington stores this summer.