SOURCE: Total Wine & More
TUKWILA, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Earlier this summer Total Wine & More opened its first Washington state location in Bellevue with great fanfare. Now just two months after achieving national record sales numbers in the Evergreen State, the largest independent retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer announced it will officially open its next location at Southcenter in Tukwila, Wash. on September 20. Located at 300 Andover Park West, across from Southcenter Mall, this store marks the 85th location for Total Wine & More, a number which continues to grow with a store in Spokane opening later this year and future locations in Alderwood, Federal Way, Olympia, Silverdale and Vancouver, Wash. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
"We are extremely pleased that Seattle area consumers are visiting our Bellevue location for their wine, beer and spirit needs," said David Trone, who co-owns Total Wine & More with his brother Robert. "We believe that the reason we are seeing record sales numbers at our first Washington state location is because we are filling a much needed market demand, and we hope that our vast product offerings and everyday low prices will fill that need in the South Sound area as well."
Similar to most Total Wine & More stores across the country, the Southcenter location will feature an unparalleled collection of more than 8,000 wine, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers all at exceptionally low prices. It will also offer the largest selection of locally-produced items compared to any other retailer in Washington state, including more than 1,450 Washington wines, more than 55 Washington and Oregon distilled spirits and more than 540 Pacific Northwest beers.
Total Wine & More's Southcenter store will also feature its well-loved "Brewery District" beer tasting bar and special growler section with 12 taps highlighting Washington-brewed craft beers. The "next generation" store includes several iPad® information stations loaded with tasting and pairing notes and flat screen televisions featuring programming on winemakers, distillers and brewers from around the world. Additional elements include an educational classroom complete with computers and Wi-Fi for regular tastings, consumer education courses, community meetings and special events, a climate-controlled wine cellar for rare selections and walk-in humidor for fine cigars and gifts.
In celebration of its new store, Total Wine & More will offer beer and wine tastings, activities, live entertainment and more. Grand opening events begin on Thursday, September 20, and run through Thursday, October 4. The Southcenter location of Total Wine & More will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, with tastings on select days. For more information on the Southcenter Total Wine & More, including employment opportunities, visit the website.
About Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More operates 85 superstores in 13 states, with expansion reaching 14 states by year's end. The company's vast selection of products, combined with low everyday prices and expertly trained wine associates, brings a unique shopping experience to the consumer. Total Wine & More has the distinction of being Beverage Dynamic's 2008 Retailer of the Year, Market Watch's 2006 Retailer of the Year, and Wine Enthusiast's 2004 Retailer of the Year. Since opening its first store in 1991, Total Wine & More has been committed to being the premier wine retailer in every community that it serves. For more information and store locations, please visit www.totalwine.com.
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