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March 23, 2009 - 10:58am

Grocery Store Wine

posted by Julie A Pappalardo in laws, Liquor stores, nys, wine.

Regarding wine in the grocery store:

Who in their right mind would think that this was a good idea? Are the Powers That Be just not going to be happy until they put EVERY last Mom and Pop out of business? This proposal will KILL the small liquor retailer, more people will be unemployed, and there will be even MORE empty commercial real estate! Just what NYS needs.

Currently, liquor stores are only allowed to sell two things....wine and liquor. Why not pass a law that permits the liquor stores to sell food items instead?? That solution would most likely (gasp!) CREATE a few jobs for some folks (a fun job even), and maybe even crank up some much needed tax revenue. Imagine being able to pick up wine AND cheese AND fruit in one stop! Or even a fabulous gift basket for your wine enthusiast friend at holiday or birthday time!

I hope that the Powers That Be sit down with a cheese trolley and a robust red wine and think about the ramifications of what they are proposing!

Howard B. Owens
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In California, supermarkets can sell not only wine and beer, but hard liquor as well. There's no shortage of family-owned liquor stores. Of course, the liquor stores can also sell mixers, sodas, etc. I just find it insane that I have to go to one store to buy liquor and another to buy mixer. It would do no harm to either group of businesses to allow wine sales in both, or better allow all beverages to be sold in both.
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If it aint broke dont fix it. Why not just take it a step further and allow WalMarts to have a doctor and dentist and the few other things they dont have right now. I keep thinking that NYS tried this years ago as a trial basis? I cant remember how long ago or why it stopped. Anyone ?
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It would be easier for the consumer, but sad for the business owner.
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here in OH, they sell wine at the grocery. instead of loading your bags in your cart, you load your "sacks" into your "buggy". circle the wagons! sorry, had to vent. ps - they also have drive thru beer/cigarette stores. vices on the fly! yeehaw. :)

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