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Seattle Considers Cheap Beer Ban

Aug 23, 2006 - The Washington State Liquor Control Board is considering new rules that would outlaw the sale of 34 cheap beers and fortified wines beverages from the heart of Seattle.

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The proposed booze ban would cover six square miles of Seattle, including downtown, Capitol Hill, Chinatown International District, the Central Area and University District.

The theory is that banning the sale of malt liquors will shoo street drunks out of those neighborhoods, designated as alcohol-impact areas (AIAs) by the liquor board because of their high rate of complaints about street drinking.

Among the 34 beverages banned are Steel Reserve, Olde English "800" and Thunderbird.


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