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WAC 314-02-043

What is a VIP airport lounge license?

(1) Per RCW 66.24.610, a VIP airport lounge liquor license allows a VIP airport lounge licensee to sell or provide spirits, wine, and beer for on-premises consumption as a retail licensed premises.
(a) A VIP airport lounge is a retail establishment in an international airport, beyond security checkpoints.
(b) The VIP airport lounge liquor licensee must be the entity in control of the day-to-day operations of the VIP airport lounge.
(c) Spirits, beer, and wine to be sold or provided complimentary by the individual serving for on-premises consumption to persons at least twenty-one years of age or older.
(d) Customers may not remove spirits, beer, and wine from the premises at any time.
(e) The VIP airport lounge licensee may only serve liquor from a service bar. A service bar is a work station primarily used to prepare and sell alcoholic beverages that are picked up by the customer. Customers are not permitted to mix their own drinks, sit or consume food or alcohol at the service bar.
(f) All alcohol servers must have a valid MAST permit.
(2) The annual fee for this license is two thousand dollars.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. WSR 17-12-030, § 314-02-043, filed 5/31/17, effective 7/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 66.24 RCW. WSR 11-23-045, § 314-02-043, filed 11/9/11, effective 12/10/11.]
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