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Old 08-14-2007, 07:37 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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I was in the New Jersey forum answering a question about the lack of self service gasoline as an option. When I lived in NJ, I also lamented the fact that you could not buy beer in a gas station or convenience store. Pennsylvania has the same law. New York, next to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, does not have that law. Now I live in New Mexico, which is more like New York, you can buy it anywhere.

Is the New Mexico/New York situation more the norm, or are most states more like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, i.e. more restrictive when it comes to selling beer at a gas station/convenience store?
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I was in the New Jersey forum answering a question about the lack of self service gasoline as an option. When I lived in NJ, I also lamented the fact that you could not buy beer in a gas station or convenience store. Pennsylvania has the same law. New York, next to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, does not have that law. Now I live in New Mexico, which is more like New York, you can buy it anywhere.

Is the New Mexico/New York situation more the norm, or are most states more like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, i.e. more restrictive when it comes to selling beer at a gas station/convenience store?
In North Carolina you can get it at a drive-thru!

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Old 08-14-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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It seems like a lot of the northeastern states hold on to the old laws. In Connecticut you still can't buy alcohol on Sundays! Beer is sold at gas stations and grocery stores, but not wine or liquor. Alcohol also can't be sold after 9 pm. They have tried to change the laws but the liquor store owners are opposed to it, they don't want to work Sundays.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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there are places in South Jersey where you can get it at a convenience store.

NJ also has drive ups.

PA cracks me up - state run liquor stores (NO BEER), beer at beer distributors (but you can ONLY buy cases there, no 6 packs - you need to go to a package goods store for that), but you can buy big time fireworks at the supermarket!

I love one stop shopping places - food and booze in a supermarket. it's awesome and still so strange for me.

NH only has state run liquor stores too.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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In Highland Park, NJ there's a Rite Aid Pharmacy, half of the aisles are stocked with liquor/beer/wine.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Here in TN you can get it at gas stations. Although we do have entire countys that are "dry."
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here in TN you can get it at gas stations. Although we do have entire countys that are "dry."
Same here. We also have the drive-thrus.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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there are places in South Jersey where you can get it at a convenience store.

NJ also has drive ups.

PA cracks me up - state run liquor stores (NO BEER), beer at beer distributors (but you can ONLY buy cases there, no 6 packs - you need to go to a package goods store for that), but you can buy big time fireworks at the supermarket!

I love one stop shopping places - food and booze in a supermarket. it's awesome and still so strange for me.

NH only has state run liquor stores too.
That very concept was very strange to me when I moved to New Mexico. However, now I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Outer Space
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It seems like a lot of the northeastern states hold on to the old laws. In Connecticut you still can't buy alcohol on Sundays! Beer is sold at gas stations and grocery stores, but not wine or liquor. Alcohol also can't be sold after 9 pm. They have tried to change the laws but the liquor store owners are opposed to it, they don't want to work Sundays.
In Indiana, no alcohol is sold on Sundays except in resturants that serve food but ONLY after 12pm.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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In Idaho you can buy wine and beer at the grocery store/convenience store, but you have to go to the state store to buy hard liquor.
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