Originally Posted by yakrafter
I used to live in a state where liquor sales are/were restricted on Sundays.
I was having a discussion with a liquor store owner about then current debates/votes on extended liquor freedoms and sales hours.
I was quite surprised to find out that he did not want to extend sales hours or days.
If he had his choice he would prefer a law that allows sales less often, not more.
His point was - sales will be fairly static, regardless of hours. More hours just means lower profit for him due to higher operating costs (employees, lights etc.). Just as much booze will be sold either way.
Don't get me wrong - pro freedom here - let people buy when and where they want (and at whatever concentration). Competition can decide hours best. I just found his store owner perspective interesting because I did not expect it off hand...greed vs. freedom.
There have been time's I wanted to get more booze for camping or a party that was on Sunday. Couldn't buy it, so no sale. Come Monday, the day after, I sure did not
go buy what I would have bought the day prior.
Last time this came up for a vote, the liquor stores formed a lobby against it and they won, meaning the bill failed. They all want a day off with out worry over competition. That's who funded all those commercials we saw on tv.
I bet the liquor sales on the big holidays that fall on Sunday will make up for any slower run-of-the-mill Sundays.
I'm glad to see the change. Yeah!