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Old 12-16-2006, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Howdy. I will be moving to Durango upon retirement Now for the minor questions. I've seen reference to liquor laws in several posts but not any detail ... can someone enlighten me or point me to other links. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:11 PM
 
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Default In Colorado....

Supermarkets, convenience stores, etc sell only 3.2 beer (near-beer) no wine, no liquor, no sales after Midnight.

Only licensed liquor stores sell regular beer, wines, liquors. They may not sell food, not even pretzels. They may sell mixers and limes, that's about it. All are closed on Sunday. No one may own more than one liquor store. Here in Colorado Springs, we have a husband/wife team, each of whom owns a huge liquor outlet store.

Restaurants with a proper license may sell alcohol 7 days a week for on-site consumption. If you order a bottle of wine and don't finish it, you may cork it and take it home....which I've done quite a few Sunday afternoons...

Saturday afternoons are indeed busy days at these stores.....
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Supermarkets, convenience stores, etc sell only 3.2 beer (near-beer) no wine, no liquor, no sales after Midnight.

Only licensed liquor stores sell regular beer, wines, liquors. They may not sell food, not even pretzels. They may sell mixers and limes, that's about it. All are closed on Sunday. No one may own more than one liquor store. Here in Colorado Springs, we have a husband/wife team, each of whom owns a huge liquor outlet store.

Restaurants with a proper license may sell alcohol 7 days a week for on-site consumption. If you order a bottle of wine and don't finish it, you may cork it and take it home....which I've done quite a few Sunday afternoons...

Saturday afternoons are indeed busy days at these stores.....
Thanks Mike ... appreciate it. That is very similar to here in South Carolina ... I'm really surprized actually Anyway, thanks again for the info. Take care.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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Ya but what time do the liquor stores close n fort Collins cause I just got punked at 12:04 and yes that's a.m. ???? And the liquor stores are open on Sundays now
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Colorado's liquor laws changed last year to allow liquor stores to open on Sunday. Some do, a lot still don't. 3.2% alcohol beer (by weight) is NOT near beer. Near beer is essentially beer without alcohol (less than 0.5% alcohol content by volume). "Repeal" or normal alcohol content beer is generally 6% alcohol by volume. My source for this information is one of my very good friends who spent years as a quality control supervisor in a Colorado brewery, where the job responsibilities monitoring the alcohol content of the product to assure that it met legal standards.

Some municipalities also have ordinances controlling alcohol sales and consumption. For example, in some municipalities, it is illegal for a patron to carry an alcoholic beverage from the bar portion of the establishment to the restaurant portion--a waitperson has to carry it. In other municipalities, it can be illegal to have an open alcoholic beverage in plain view to the public, even on one's own property. A lot of those more restrictive ordinances have been repealed over the years, but they still exist in a few places.

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Old 07-02-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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Sounds similiar to other places I have been to. In the liquor stores, are they allowed to sell the drinks chilled or do they have to be at room temperature?
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Sounds similiar to other places I have been to. In the liquor stores, are they allowed to sell the drinks chilled or do they have to be at room temperature?
Beer is generally refrigerated, most everything else at room temperature. It is illegal to sell liquor by the drink (other than "airline" bottles) in Colorado liquor stores.
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