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« on: February 28, 2008, 10:31:47 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,333454,00.html

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 03:19:19 PM »

So people in rural areas are having a hard time getting their hands on wine and hard liquor, and they decided to ask the government for help?  See, I would have never thought of that. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 03:48:04 PM »

So, I guess Penn is like New Hampshire where the state owns all the liquor stores.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 04:26:40 PM »

So, I guess Penn is like New Hampshire where the state owns all the liquor stores.

Yup.  Liquor laws all over the country are very different.  Growing up in NY, I was used to only beer in grocery stores, liquor & wine were reserved for liquor stores.  Down South, I saw wine in grocery stores & thought that was weird.  Now here in Ohio they've got some of the hard stuff in grocery stores (though why it's bad Popov vodka and not good stuff like Skyy I don't know).

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 06:18:54 PM »

Yup.  Liquor laws all over the country are very different.  Growing up in NY, I was used to only beer in grocery stores, liquor & wine were reserved for liquor stores.  Down South, I saw wine in grocery stores & thought that was weird.  Now here in Ohio they've got some of the hard stuff in grocery stores (though why it's bad Popov vodka and not good stuff like Skyy I don't know).

You should go into a grocery store in New Orleans.  They put some actual liquor stores in other states to shame.

Hmmm...Katie and I have started looking to buy a house and we are looking in PA.  That is a funny coincidence.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 06:59:22 PM »

So people in rural areas are having a hard time getting their hands on wine and hard liquor, and they decided to ask the government for help?  See, I would have never thought of that. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 07:27:43 PM »

So, I guess Penn is like New Hampshire where the state owns all the liquor stores.

When I lived in North Caroline it was like that, they had ABC (Alcohol Beverage Commission) Stores I don't know if it is still that way or not, but in KY they're private have drive through windows and they'll give you a cup with ice too. But in grocery stores and covenant store they can only sell beer and wine.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 09:44:59 AM »

In South Africa, liquor sales were, until very recently, strictly controlled by the government: it was against the law to have a drink on a Sunday and if restaurants were open on Sundays (very rare) the management had to ensure that people had a meal with their drink. Chainstores could not sell any kind of liquor on a Sunday, not even a simple beer until recently so the people who took a drink, bought everything on a Saturday and got drunk on a Sunday, much to the government's displeasure.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 10:08:36 AM »

In South Africa, liquor sales were, until very recently, strictly controlled by the government: it was against the law to have a drink on a Sunday and if restaurants were open on Sundays (very rare) the management had to ensure that people had a meal with their drink. Chainstores could not sell any kind of liquor on a Sunday, not even a simple beer until recently so the people who took a drink, bought everything on a Saturday and got drunk on a Sunday, much to the government's displeasure.

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In KY were I live there have a lot of dry counties (no alcohol sale of any kind), there is no liquor sales on  Sunday in the state (except Louisville I think) and alcohol sales end at midnight in most county (1 or 2 AM in others) and doesn't start again until 6AM. Some counties like the one I live in is "damp" which means you can buy alcohol by the drink with a meal only and your meal sales must be 80% of your total sales. So around here is you want beer, wine, liquor you have to drive 25 miles to another county to buy it, but if you buy to much you can be charged with bootlegging. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

I'd like to thank all the evangelical Southern Baptist for these insane laws.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 10:09:11 AM »


... (though why it's bad Popov vodka and not good stuff like Skyy I don't know)....


HAH! Popov vodka! A friend of mine in high school was sort of "half-american" and regularly had that stuff in half-a-gallon canisters from a local PX... hard times, those were.

Of course, it's not that difficult to get hands on alcohol in German stores whatsoever....
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2008, 12:32:44 AM »

We have ABC stores and private liquor stores in AL, Sunday sales only in certain cities. Beer and (sometimes) wine sold in the grocery stores, liquor is not. My county is dry, but the county seat is wet, as is the next county over, and I can still remember when people would drive to the TN state line to buy booze. Until a few years ago, people would still drive to TN to buy it on Sunday or go to a club. A few bootleggers are still around, but not many, I think more of them die off than get arrested or shut down.

We now have Sunday on-premise sales, and last summer they finally approved draft beer sales, Yay!!! The Sunday sales didn't help the clubs as much as was thought, few places have Sunday hours after many places giving it a try, but it has certainly helped the restaurants. There was a push to pass it since we are trying to become a tourist and convention destination, the church folk really campaigned against it with the usual threats to remember to vote out all public officials who backed it, the same thing happened with the draft beer issue.

The wet county failed to approve Sunday on-site sales recently, they needed it to compete with the restaurants in my county. But individual towns can vote on it now, and my old town (which is struggling financially compared to the others) appears to be on their way to adopting on-site and draft beer sales. It may be too little too late though.
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