Thursday, February 7, 2008

Grocery Store Liquor Sales Bill Introduced in Senate

A bill that would permit grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine was introduced in the Senate Thursday.

According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, SB 149 includes the following features:

1. Grocers, convenience stores and discount retailers that sell groceries could sell full-strength beer and wine on six days of the week.

2. Liquor stores could sell non-perishable food items such as chips, dips and pretzels.

3. The current law allowing liquor store owners to own only one liquor store in the state would be liberalized, allowing them to own a maximum of three stores.

The text of the bill was not available on the General Assembly's website as of the time of this post.