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Unread 01-10-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Just think of how many "Hubbies" won't mind tagging along or going themselves now to pick up the groceries : ))

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Unread 01-10-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Your gov't doesn't even trust you to pump your own gas. It's no surprise to me that you can't buy beer/wine in a grocery.
If the ability to pump your own gas really excites you, most gas station workers could care less if you rather do it yourself. Perhaps to make you feel more at home when pumping your own you could tip the station guy.( I always thought it was strange that gas costs more in the states where you pump your own).
Most NJ people especially women, just don't like the odor of gasoline on their hands.

As far as selling beer and wine in grocery stores in NJ. Just how much do we want to punish the little guy who owns the corner liquor store?
The big box home centers (Home Depot, Lowes) have already put the corner hardware stores out of business and now you want the giant grocery retailers to do the same to the little guy who owns the liquor store.

Lets put more little guys out of work,Gas station attendants, Liquor store clerks, I mean after all isn't it more important to keep big business thriving?
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Unread 01-10-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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If the ability to pump your own gas really excites you, most gas station workers could care less if you rather do it yourself. Perhaps to make you feel more at home when pumping your own you could tip the station guy.( I always thought it was strange that gas costs more in the states where you pump your own).
Most NJ people especially women, just don't like the odor of gasoline on their hands.

As far as selling beer and wine in grocery stores in NJ. Just how much do we want to punish the little guy who owns the corner liquor store?
The big box home centers (Home Depot, Lowes) have already put the corner hardware stores out of business and now you want the giant grocery retailers to do the same to the little guy who owns the liquor store.

Lets put more little guys out of work,Gas station attendants, Liquor store clerks, I mean after all isn't it more important to keep big business thriving?
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The reason why it is less in NJ than most other states is because of state taxes. NJ, which has a reputation for high taxes, is the third lowest state when it comes to gasoline taxes.U.S. Gasoline Taxes by State

However, with the recent drop in gas prices, look for the legislators in Trenton to now raise these taxes too, since the state's highway infrastructure is depleted.
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Unread 01-10-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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The Foodtown in Middletown has a big liquor section. I didn't buy anything but I don't remember seeing a separate register. I have a liquor store right by the house so we always go there. And how convenient to have that bar in the back!!!
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Unread 01-10-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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tahiti, when it the shop rite opening? Its near our new home and we will be there next month. We drove by last weekend and it still looked like it was closed
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Unread 01-11-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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There's an A & P Supermarket here in the Fort Lee, NJ area that has always been one-stop shopping though I'm not a huge A & P fan.
I think because Fort Lee is a base, isnt it?? because in McGuire afb the gasstation convenient store has plenty of liquor.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: NJ
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tahiti, when it the shop rite opening? Its near our new home and we will be there next month. We drove by last weekend and it still looked like it was closed

it's open, my IL's have already gone to it.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Your gov't doesn't even trust you to pump your own gas. It's no surprise to me that you can't buy beer/wine in a grocery.

1) It's not a matter of trust, if you read anything about the history of the law you'd know that.

2) If you read my post and other posts you would see that you CAN buy liquor in the grocery store.

But hey, don't let facts get in the way of a good government oppression rant!
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Unread 01-12-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Splitting time between Dayton, NJ and Needmore, PA
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FWIW, the Wegman's in Princeton has an adjacent liquor store. The Sam's Club in Freehold has a very large liquor section. I'll still stick with Joe Canal's, though.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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The Shop Rite in West Caldwell has a separate Wine & Liquors Store up and around the corner on Bloomfield Ave. It's a slight ways down though, almost in the borough (Caldwell). I actually used to work at a Shop Rite, they had a seperate liquor store, but they shut it down after a while.

When I worked there, two guys from Long Island asked me if we sold liquor. I said no. And they said, oh i guess you can't do that in Jersey.

i don't really know why they separated it out, or why they have exclusive parts of the store. But if liquor was to be integrated into supermarkets, then many liquor stores would lose a significant amount of business. because then the drunkard soccer moms could just buy tequila for their margaritas, that they drink with their girlfriends on Saturday night when the kids are at a friends house sleeping over, on their weekly run to Shop Rite during the week. its easier than making a seperate run to the local liquor store.

makes sense doesn't it?
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