Area stores hope to see green without Sunday 'Blue Laws'

Wine and liquor store owners across the state are speaking out in support of Gov. Dannel Malloy's (D-Conn.) proposal to overturn the current ban on Sunday alcohol sales. Malloy says he wants to persuade

News 12 Staff

Jan 16, 2012, 11:47 PM

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Area stores hope to see green without Sunday 'Blue Laws'
Wine and liquor store owners across the state are speaking out in support of Gov. Dannel Malloy's (D-Conn.) proposal to overturn the current ban on Sunday alcohol sales. Malloy says he wants to persuade lawmakers to change the state's Blue Laws, which prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Some residents say they have no qualms about crossing into New York or Massachusetts for spirits, but that the measure would benefit local businesses. However, out-of-state liquor store owners say they fear the plan and a potential loss in revenue. "If they're underestimating it, it's a foolish move," says Avril La Cour, vice president of Port Chester Wine and Liquor. Malloy is also calling for an extension in the hours alcohol can be sold in stores, restaurants and bars.
Gov. Malloy seeks to overturn state 'Blue Laws'


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