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Old 06-21-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Not sure why no one is giving the straightforward answer here - there's no liquor in chain grocery stores in NYC because it's illegal for there to be liquor in chain grocery stores in NYC. Not even wine above a certain percentage - that's why there's awful fake "Chateau Diana" 8% alcohol wine in some groceries.
Interesting. San Francisco had a fairly difficult liquor license program so only a handful of chains carried it. But, I just figured that was SF being SF with its big government tendencies. Shocked NYC is tougher on this than SF. Makes ya wonder, if city gov't can get so heavily involved with this, why can't they get heavily involved with regulating litter and general cleanliness? Trash-infested sidewalks are arguably a bigger public health threat than making liquor SLIGHTLY more convenient/cheaper to purchase.

*I'd like to apologize for going slightly off-topic. Back to cheap liquor
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Interesting. San Francisco had a fairly difficult liquor license program so only a handful of chains carried it. But, I just figured that was SF being SF with its big government tendencies. Shocked NYC is tougher on this than SF. Makes ya wonder, if city gov't can get so heavily involved with this, why can't they get heavily involved with regulating litter and general cleanliness? Trash-infested sidewalks are arguably a bigger public health threat than making liquor SLIGHTLY more convenient/cheaper to purchase.

*I'd like to apologize for going slightly off-topic. Back to cheap liquor
Ah, naivety. It has nothing whatever to do with safety or public health, and everything to do with the fact that the liquor retailers and distributors are an extremely powerful lobby in Albany. Aka, good old public corruption, of at least the non-money-under-the-table kind.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/di...oceries&st=cse
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Every Costco has a liquor store next to it. They usually have pretty competitive prices.
So if you live close to one you might wanna give it a shot.

Not the Costco at East River Plaza...117th St. (Manhattan)
They have a couple bottles of wine and some overpriced beer in the store but nothing even vaguely tempting. A silly little selection really.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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North End Liquor in the Bronx, on Webster Ave near Fordham is probably the best liquor store in the Bronx. They have a wide variety of stuff and the prices are very good. A couple of the staff people are actually very knowledgeable and helpful too.

The liquor store on 145th between Broadway and Amsterdam, out in Harlem has very good prices as well.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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North End Liquor in the Bronx, on Webster Ave near Fordham is probably the best liquor store in the Bronx. They have a wide variety of stuff and the prices are very good. A couple of the staff people are actually very knowledgeable and helpful too.

The liquor store on 145th between Broadway and Amsterdam, out in Harlem has very good prices as well.
Thanks guys. No, I'm not going to go to the Bronx for liquor. I already think Manhattan is hilariously nasty/dirty. Bronx is not on the horizon. Lol
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Skyway - New York State law limits retail off premise liquor and wine sales to individually owned stores; there is no ownership of multiple stores anywhere in the state, therefore no grocery, discount, drug stores could have more than one liquor store and that does not fit their business model. It may be interesting to note here that Macy's had a liquor store at its flagship Herald Square for many years and even had private label brands but they could only be sold at that one location. I'm told they had a very astute wine buyer and it was a great place to shop. It was closed up in the 60's or 70's.

"I already think Manhattan is hilariously nasty/dirty. Bronx is not on the horizon." - I always wonder why people who are so unhappy somewhere stay there and complain about it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: South Bronx
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north end wine & liquors news english - YouTube
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: new yawk zoo
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I think there is a NYs law which says yo cannot sell liquor at a loss.
please state your source.
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