A pair of signs taped to the doors of the the tell the whole story:
The privately run liquor shut its doors this week, as stores across Washinton made , or in some cases, closing completely.
You can see the picture, but here's what another sign says:
"Where do you go ... after we close?"
"Store 16 on 38th open til 5/30"
"Store 132 Oakbrook open til 5/31"
"Tacoma Central (by Target) and 72nd and Pacific til 5/31"
It's still unclear whether the UP store will reopen under private ownership. What's clear is that you will be able to get liquor at stores such and , although it could cost you more than before.
If the store doesn't reopen, that would mean that over the last decade, University Place would have lost two liquor-specific stores (Bridgeport Way and now 19th).