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Where to Get Your Drinks Downtown

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, November 09, 2006, at 05:18PM

Downtown Liquor Licenses

As I teased yesterday, I've been messing around with info on Downtown liquor licenses this week. Did you know that in the seven zip codes that serve Downtown (there's a good guessing question -- can you name all seven?) there are 467 liquor licenses outstanding?

I grabbed the license info from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control and ran it through a script to parse the HTML tables into tab-delimited data. I then took that and fed it into Google Earth, which geocoded all the addresses and gave me this super-handy guide to who can serve Downtown. It's a kmz file, so you'll need Google Earth to open it. The file contains only about 435 of the entries at the moment -- the remaining 30 didn't geocode successfully.

As an FYI, Downtown's seven zipcodes are: 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90071.

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