Booze 4 U

August 23rd, 2015 by Ken

Word that Amazon will soon begin liquor distribution to Seattle-area homes reminded me that some activities have a long shelf life.

More than 60 years ago, residents of Thurston County could get liquor of all kinds delivered to their home with a simple phone call.

That was the time of the “Blue Laws” which severely restricted liquor sales and consumption.   One of those was that no liquor could be sold on Sunday.   Taverns closed at midnight on Saturday and supermarkets covered all of their beer and wine shelves.

But local residents could get liquor with a simple phone call to Red Top Taxi.  For a fee – – a substantial fee – – usually double the price – – a taxi or an ambulance would deliver the wanted product to your front door.

There’s nothing new in business.  Somethings are just “rediscovered.”

Posted in Business, History

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