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Old 01-12-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: New Milford, NJ
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The new Shoprite in Cinnaminson has a self contained liquor store! Or, as my FIL says - "One stop shopping!"

I thought our liquor laws forbid this. I know some stores have a liquor store next to them, but you couldn't cross pollinate. I guess that's changed.

The only different than other states where you can buy booze in the supermarket is they have designated checkouts if you are buying the hootch.
I lived in California and Virginia, and in both states the liquor is sold right on the grocery store shelves and you can pay for it with the rest of your groceries. However, the Shop Rite near my house has a self-contained liquor store that is licensed by the state and is a separate entity (Shop Rite Liquors), and you must pay for your purchase there separately, so we are still not like other states in that we will never see liquor directly on grocery store shelves!
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I lived in California and Virginia, and in both states the liquor is sold right on the grocery store shelves and you can pay for it with the rest of your groceries. However, the Shop Rite near my house has a self-contained liquor store that is licensed by the state and is a separate entity (Shop Rite Liquors), and you must pay for your purchase there separately, so we are still not like other states in that we will never see liquor directly on grocery store shelves!
but that's my point, from what I understand, you CAN at this particular store.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Or any place outside of the northeast! (New York state excepted)
really? when i used to live in up-state ny we bought it along with other groceries at the local walmart and price chopper and checked it out at the same counter.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Then why are little individually owned markets allowed to sell and check out at the same time?? I have been to drive thru liqour stores they are kinda neat.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Then why are little individually owned markets allowed to sell and check out at the same time?? I have been to drive thru liqour stores they are kinda neat.
good question.

there's a "brew thru" in bridgewater I believe.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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really? when i used to live in up-state ny we bought it along with other groceries at the local walmart and price chopper and checked it out at the same counter.
That's what I meant. New York State allows alcohol to be purchased almost everywhere. For the northeast, NY State is an outlier. Most other states in the northeast control the sale of alcoholic beverages very steadfastly. However, NY is like most of the rest of the country: you cn buy alcohol in supermarkets, convenience stores, gas stations, delis, etc.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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As a follow up, I had to research all 50 states, and I found the beer, wine and liquor law sales in grocery/convenience stores vary. So here are 3 maps, one for each beverage:

Beer:


Wine:


Liquor:


Alaska is "no" to all three, and Hawaii is "Yes".
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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As a follow up, I had to research all 50 states, and I found the beer, wine and liquor law sales in grocery/convenience stores vary. So here are 3 maps, one for each beverage:

Beer:


Wine:


Liquor:


Alaska is "no" to all three, and Hawaii is "Yes".

how do states like Oklahoma with the "near beer" that's sold affect this map - or does it? can you only buy 3.2 in the grocery store?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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how do states like Oklahoma with the "near beer" that's sold affect this map - or does it? can you only buy 3.2 in the grocery store?
Good question, Tahiti. As far as I know, Oklahoma and Colorado are the only states that are in the business of selling "church" beer. I lumped them in, but while I was attributing, thought of making more shades for various conditions, including the one you just said. Ultimately, I chose to lump 3.2 into 'all' beer.

I remember when I was in Fort Collins CO, when the drinking age was 18, and my cousin and I bought a case of 3.2. We finished the entire case, and I didn't even feel drunk.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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In Tennessee you can buy Beer in a Grocery store, but not wine. When Trader Joe's recently opened here, beer can be bought, but none of the Trader Joe wines.
One Town recently could not see Liquor by the glass, meaning no bars and none in Restaurants. That was recently voted out., now they can.


Diane
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