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State run liquor stores closed in 1987

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- 207 state retail liquor stores started closing their doors March 1, 1987 as 256 licensed private liquor outlets were established in their place.

The closings happened during a four-month transitional period.  Legislation passed July 1st the two years prior to the change ended the state-monopoly of alcohol sales.

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