Among notable social indicators, the consumption of booze is right up there as a benchmark of all sorts of things. So this caught our eye out of the Yakima Herald-Republic:
“The state Liquor Control Board plans to close its Yakima enforcement office this summer, citing low usage and the movement of business to the Internet. One of two existing Yakima-based enforcement officers will work from home, or a small office. The other will be based in the existing Kennewick office, according to Bob Burdick, Olympia-based spokesman for the agency.”
We haven’t seen similar notices for other areas, and no very visible word on this from the liquor board itself.
Is it that people aren’t drinking so much anymore in the Yakima country?
Not really: Tell it to the list of applicants for a liquor license in just the city of Yakima: 13 in that community alone.
But it could be indicative of changes in business patterns – the way liquor moves around, always an interesting topic. We will revisit.Share on Facebook