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Lawmakers get an earful on proposal to allow grocery stores to sell wine

Liquor stores say it would put them out of business, but some customers say they want the extra convenience.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2021, 1:42 AM

Updated 1,229 days ago

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Dozens of people testified on the latest proposal to allow Connecticut grocery stores to sell wine.
Liquor stores say it would put them out of business, but some customers say they want the extra convenience.
"When I'm shopping for food and I'm trying to prepare a meal, it would be great to access a quick bottle of wine as I'm bringing home dinner," says James Fisher, of Southington.
Store owners worry about their businesses if the proposal is passed.
"If you want to cut up the pie into smaller and smaller slices by giving it away to big box retailers and grocery stores, you will put the little guy out of business," says Maureen Abrahamson, of Mo's Wine & Spirits of Fairfield.
Lawmakers are also considering a plan to let some big box retailers like Walmart sell beer.


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