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And the pot lottery winners are. . .

 

OLYMPIA -- Marijuana retail stores in the Spokane area could be heavily concentrated on North Division, East Trent and East Sprague, based on the results of the state lottery.

The Washington Liquor Control Board this morning released the results of the double-blind lottery for most of the 334 licenses for recreational marijuana stores. Drawing a number doesn't guarantee the holder of opening a store, but it gives them a chance to secure a lease and proceed with setting up an operation that will be inspected by board staff. Those who pass inspections for such things as security, training and tracking procedures will be allowed to open. If any lottery winner fails to pass all inspections, the next applicant on the list will be given the opportunity.

The City of Spokane is allotted eight stores, and all but one of the lottery winners are north of Interstate 90. Four are on North Division, two on East Francis and one on North Ralph. The lone south side store could be on South Lewis.

All three Spokane Valley stores would be on East Sprague, with two of them listing the same address.

Mikhail Carpenter, a spokesman for the liquor board, said in cases where the same address is held by two applicants, a landlord could decide which he or she wanted for a tenant, and the other applicant would be able to find a new location -- possibly in one of the locations of wouldbe retailers who weren't drawn in the lottery -- and open there.

Outside those two cities, the county at large has seven possible locations, and five would be on East Trent. Another is on North Division beyond the city limits, and the seventh is on North Hawthorne.

The applications were awarded through a lottery operated by a Seattle accounting firm and Washington State University. 

For a list of the addresses, go inside the blog.

 

 

City of Spokane

Tradename Location Address City Lottery Rank
PLAY BOOK 71 N RALPH ST STE 102 SPOKANE 1
ROYAL'S CANNABIS 1601 N DIVISION ST SPOKANE 2
MARY JANE'S 7011 N DIVISION ST SPOKANE 3
GRUN 3422 N DIVISION ST SPOKANE 4
FOUR TWENTY FRIENDLY 1509 S LEWIS ST SPOKANE 5
NORTHWEST CANNIBIS COMPANY 603 E FRANCIS AVE SPOKANE 6
GREEN STAR CANNABIS 1403 N DIVISION ST STE A SPOKANE 7
O'NEIL INDUSTRIES 1919 E FRANCIS AVE SPOKANE 8

 

City of Spokane Valley

Tradename Location Address City Lottery Rank
ULTIMA 9827 E SPRAGUE AVE UNIT B SPOKANE VALLEY 1
TREEHOUSE CLUB 9827 E SPRAGUE AVE SPOKANE VALLEY 2
WASHINGTON FRESH 6515 E SPRAGUE AVE SPOKANE VALLEY 3

 

Spokane County at-large

Tradename Location Address City Lottery Rank
INSTANT KARMA 9301 N DIVISION ST STE D SPOKANE 1
HI-STAR CORPORATION 25011 E TRENT AVE SUITE B NEWMAN LAKE 2
NORTHWEST ORGANIX 10309 E TRENT AVE MILLWOOD 3
SPOKANE GREEN LEAF 801 E HAWTHORNE RD SPOKANE 4
ROYAL HIGH 10525 E TRENT MILLWOOD 5
NXNW RETAIL 25011 E TRENT AVE NEWMAN LAKE 6
URBAN TOP SHELF 25011 E TRENT NEWMAN LAKE 7



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