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Spokane Mayor Looks To Expand Alcohol Impact Area

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Mayor David Condon signed off on expanding the city's Alcohol Impact Area.

It's a controversial move that some store owners see as an assault on liquor profits.

The expansion bans the sale of malt liquor beverages above 5.7% alcohol in the South Perry neighborhood as well as the East Central area. 

City officials say public drunkenness and crimes associated with alcohol in the area are a major problem.

Right now the ban expansion is voluntary. The state Liquor Control Board would still need to sign off for it to become an ordinance.

The downtown core already abides by the Alcohol Impact Area ordinance.

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