Heading off for that weekly guy-thing stop-in at the local lumber yard just got more inviting at Vashon’s Island Lumber in neighboring Washington State. According to the local paper here, it was at some customers’ suggestion that owner Earl VanBuskirk added spirits to the inventory mix in combination with his store’s recent expansion. With the recent passage of a local initiative, any retail space 10,000 square feet in size or larger can also offer beer and wine along with the tubafour.

It’s not immediately known whether the move will entice other local businesses to expand. For now, Vashon’s two neighboring grocery stores are expected to monitor Island Lumber’s parking lot during happy hour, before deciding on expansion of their own facilities and product line.

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