Beer, wine can be served at day spas under new law

Staff writerApril 2, 2014 

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(J. Gwendolynne Berry/The Palm Beach Post/MCT)

J. GWENDOLYNNE BERRY — MCT

Getting a free glass of wine with your massage or manicure will become possible under a bill Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Wednesday.

Senate Bill 5045 will allow day spas to apply for a special permit that allows them to serve a complimentary glass of beer or wine to customers over 21.

To qualify for the alcohol service permit, a day spa must offer at least three of the following services: hair care, nail care, skin care, massages and body-toning.

Any spa employee who serves alcohol must be trained by the state Liquor Control Board.

A permit for a day spa to serve beer and wine will cost $125 per year.

The new law takes effect in mid-June.

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