Buh bye blue law?

my wife sent me this link, thought I’d share.

I remember reading about the bill to allow grocery stores and what not to sell the good stuff, that died, according to the article. This new measure only allows liquor stores to open on Sunday. Not a clear win for consumers, but certainly a step in the right direction.

I remember when we moved here, thinking wtf? I can’t go and pick up a bottle of wine on Sunday? So I’m glad that’s no longer a problem. Surprisingly, Sunday seems to be when I notice I’m out of beer, or we invite friends over, but don’t have any more red wine, etc.

I will say that while it’s sometimes a PITA to make a separate stop to get liquor, it’s nice that the stores, offer such good selections. CA liquor stores, are in the least, creepy as all hell! Most have terrible selections, unless you’re looking for a 40 ounce. Even in CA the grocery stores usually had only passable selections of wine and top shelf type stuff, catering more to the beer and vodka drinking crowds.

Should be interesting to see how the liquor stores respond. I agree with the article that failing to be open on Sundays could have a serious impact on business, unless a store is lucky enough to have little local competition. Time will tell.

1 Comment so far

  1. valerie on April 22nd, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

    Welcome back from the land of vino!

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