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Old 05-04-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Louisiana, liquor is at grocery stores, gas stations, drive-thrus, and walk-up bars.


Car insurance is HIGH here.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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Washington State went to supermarket sales in 2012. However, it is much more expensive than it was when the State ran the show. To the point that folks in almost all border locations make runs to Idaho or Oregon, which hurts the State in the long run.
Yes, definitely an example of the state doing a better job than the private stores! (Imagine that...let the profit incentive take over and people try to profit.)

Supermarkets are also trying to figure out security. First it was turning aisles into cul de sacs, or putting a proximity detector at each end so a bell would go off. Now some are putting locks on liquor shelves so you have to get a person to come by and unlock it.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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Louisiana, liquor is at grocery stores, gas stations, drive-thrus, and walk-up bars.
Lol. Damn!
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Yes, definitely an example of the state doing a better job than the private stores! (Imagine that...let the profit incentive take over and people try to profit.)

Supermarkets are also trying to figure out security. First it was turning aisles into cul de sacs, or putting a proximity detector at each end so a bell would go off. Now some are putting locks on liquor shelves so you have to get a person to come by and unlock it.
Yes I saw that in the Puget Sound region, but generally the shelves are open around the rest of the state.

I believe liquor prices are actually lower with privatization, the added expense is State taxes. So in truth the State is still the robber as they somehow managed to get higher taxes with the privatization.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:58 PM
 
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If so, I'm fine with that.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:34 PM
 
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AZ as mentioned has liquor in any place that is a licensed retail shop, including places like Walgreen's

After living in NY, PA and MN this is very appreciated. I did go to a liquor store here after I first moved out, that was interesting.

PA was by far the worst.

All the extra restrictions and hassles make little sense, especially in places like MN and NY. At least in PA the corrupting influences are obvious
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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In AZ they do.... On a side note I was completely shocked when I went to NYC with a couple of friends this winter and we couldn't find a single place to buy hard liqueur...because apparently they don't sell it on sundays?
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:02 AM
 
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I believe that is correct. It used to be illegal to sell on a Sunday in New York.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:22 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I found a thread on C-D mentioning liquor in supermarkets (Wisconsin). Which other states permit this?

I'm no heavy drinker, so it's more curiosity. In New York, if you want wine or liquor, you go to a liquor store.
As previously mentioned, Illinois lets you purchase alcohol, including hard liquor, at grocery stores, and the same also applies to gas station convenience stores, 7/11, Walgreens/CVS, etc.

The hours when you can buy alcohol are regulated, however. A 24 hour grocery store can't sell you alcohol after 2 am in Chicago, for example. That cutoff time is up to each municipality though. Said stores can't sell you alcohol prior to 11 am on Sundays as well.
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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To nobody's surprise, Nevada!
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