Red Apple supermarket http://kplu.org en For one liquor retailer, 'an expensive learning curve' http://kplu.org/post/one-liquor-retailer-expensive-learning-curve <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of private retail liquor sales in Washington. According to the Liquor Control Board, 1,680 retailers now stock vodka, whiskey, and other spirits.</span></p><p>Dean Hasegawa, manager of the Red Apple supermarkets on Seattle’s Beacon Hill and in the Central Area, says the biggest problem for him and other retailers has been theft.&nbsp;</p><p>"That was an expensive learning curve, I’m going to tell you," said Hasegawa, r<span style="line-height: 1.5;">eflecting on the past year.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 8944 at http://kplu.org For one liquor retailer, 'an expensive learning curve'