McPhee’s Moving to Liquor Store Location


OH, Archie! by Seattle Daily Photo [flickr] via our group pool [#]

As reported by FremontUniverse this afternoon (#), Archie McPhee is moving to the no-man’s land between Wallingford and Fremont, right into the spot currently occupied by the state-controlled liquor store.

Since I walk past that store almost daily, I’m pretty excited that I’ll have something other than Not A Number to amuse me on my way home. However, I am minorly concerned about where I’m going to buy my liquor on the way home if Archie’s takes over that space.

On the other hand, the combination of liquor and Archie McPhee seems like a really excellent business plan.

So… if McPhee’s moves into the liquor store, do they just get to keep the liquor license?? They already have the cocktail supplies, so perhaps they could supply the cocktails as well? My walk home is looking better and better every day!

5 Comments so far

  1. edkort on October 1st, 2008 @ 12:10 am

    It’s a better complement to the Boys & Girls Club next door, I suppose.


  2. josh on October 1st, 2008 @ 12:15 am

    Hmm. Is the Liquor Store really moving out? Where will Wallingforders get their booze?


  3. comte on October 1st, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

    Well, considering the Archie Annex building across the parking lot from their Ballard site also used to be a Liquor Store, I’d say this relocation is perfectly appropriate. I’m just thrilled they’re going to be a mere six blocks from my office now!


  4. scztt on October 2nd, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

    Though maximally interested in Fun, I am only minimally interested in Archie McPhee’s. I live within spitting distance of the liquor store (literally, I can spit from my kitchen window /onto/ the liquor store, if I take a deep breath first), and I can definitely say that having liquor next door facilitates Fun in a way that no amount of kitchy rubber duckies will be able to.

    Plus, a liquor store next door provides a convenient canary-in-a-coalmine for one’s drinking. If you’re home alone and find yourself running around the corner in your socks before they close, you know you’re toeing some sort of line. Now all I’ve got to red-flag me when I’m at the brink is, ah, the bar downstairs…

    To the departure of Fun (and the arrival of slightly-less-Fun)!


  5. samantha on October 2nd, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    I wonder if the bar downstairs would start selling you bottles of liquor. Probably illegal, huh.



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