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Old 09-01-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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OK, I'm not a huge drinker - but I've casually had my eye open for a liquor store as I'm running around doing my errands and can never really find one. I am used to there being one next to every third grocery store as well as a few mega stores around (like Premier in WNY). Then again, we couldn't buy wine at grocery stores in WNY, so that's a plus here.

Where can I find a place near me (Indian Trail/Mint Hill area) that I can buy a bottle of vodka, rum, whiskey, or tequila? I just want to have my bar stocked for when people come over - one of each will probably last me the year.

Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Try this:

http://www.ncabc.com/stores/
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Here is the store locator:
http://www.ncabc.com/stores/

In NC, all liquor is sold at ABC stores that are run by the gov't. So all stores are listed on that one site.

Hope that helps--

EDIT: HAHA, guess we posted at the exact same time :-)
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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[quote=Samohtal;1405147]OK, I'm not a huge drinker - but I've casually had my eye open for a liquor store as I'm running around doing my errands and can never really find one. I am used to there being one next to every third grocery store as well as a few mega stores around (like Premier in WNY). Then again, we couldn't buy wine at grocery stores in WNY, so that's a plus here.

Where can I find a place near me (Indian Trail/Mint Hill area) that I can buy a bottle of vodka, rum, whiskey, or tequila? I just want to have my bar stocked for when people come over - one of each will probably last me the year.

Thanks![

Here in N.C. only ABC stores sell liquor.
If it helps any, do you know the arboretum? there is an ABC store in there on 51.
Also heard they are building one right in Mint Hill ! Costco is good for wine.
Cheers!
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Thanks all! I hadn't really planned on it being that difficult and since it wasn't a huge priority I just figured I'd run into a liquor store in one of the many shopping villages around.

I'll try the link, but I do know the Arboretum on Providence.

Thanks again. I'll try to refrain from drunken posting once I get back from whatever ABC I find.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:13 PM
 
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I was always curious as to the origins of this. Why does the gov't control all the liquor stores here in NC? Does anyone know? Is that true for most southern states?
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Actually, it is not a southern thing, the vast majority of ABC states are in the Northwest.

It was set up by most states originally to allow liquor sales without having it's sales maximized through advertising, sale pricing, specials, etc as would happen in non-government retail stores. In other words, to try to control sales and thus control consumption.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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...take the 10 minute trip to South Carolina for cheaper liquor and gas!
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Actually, it is not a southern thing, the vast majority of ABC states are in the Northwest.

It was set up by most states originally to allow liquor sales without having it's sales maximized through advertising, sale pricing, specials, etc as would happen in non-government retail stores. In other words, to try to control sales and thus control consumption.
Why doesn't the same theory apply to beer and wine? I found it strange that beer and wine was so openly displayed in grocery stores here. (I'm not complaining.) It just seems that on one hand the state gov't doesn't want liquor consumption to be promoted by sales, etc. and on the other hand pricing for beer and wine is (in some cases) less than in the Northeast. I was shocked when I went grocery shopping on a Saturday at HT and there was a giant wine tasting underway. I loved it! I found one of my favorite reds at that wine sampling. I don't mean to offend anyone, I just think the liquor sales rules are a little lopsided.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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It does apply in some states for beer and wine. The reason the system started is most likely not the reason it is still in place now. Now it makes money for the state, why would they want to give it up? West Virginia state gov't gave the biz over to private industry a while back, though. There are like 19 states that have some form of ABC.
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