Las Vegas Airport Liquor Store Clears Hurdle
Clark County commissioners this week approved negotiating a lease with local Lee's Discount Liquor for a franchise at the airport to be called Lee's Runway Liquor.
The 1,200-square-foot store will be located near baggage claim.
McCarran will become the first U.S. airport with a full-service liquor store, although it's not uncommon in other parts of the world.
The move is designed to provide revenue for the airport, which will share in the profits from wine and spirit sales, officials say.
"We must be innovative in developing new revenue sources," Randall Walker, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation, tells the Las Vegas Sun.
Rules for the franchise will include no open containers allowed within 1,000 feet of the store, the paper reports.
The Las Vegas airport is of course already noteworthy for its slot machines.
The commissioners still have to approve a final lease agreement and design review. The liquor store is expected to be open by early next year.
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