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A move is on at the Minnesota Legislature to allow liquor stores to sell their goods on Sundays?

So how do you feel about opening up alcohol sales on Sundays?

Pro or con?

Feb 10, 2011 | 1313 views | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print


This raises the question:
by Mark Olson
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This raises the question: Should the size of the business be considered in the decision. Many liquor stores fall in the “ma and pa” category — small business/few employees.
After all, stores could still opt for their own hours. Or do you think there would be too much pressure to remain open, or to compete with larger liquor stores?

couldnt be more against
by vinny21
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couldnt be more against this. The liquor stores will not make anymore money as people who would buy on saturday will just wait till sunday. I manage a liquor store in the area. I also have a 2 year old daughter. My wife is in retail as well. Who would watch my daughter when were both at work? the state will end up spending more on juvinile deliqent programs for kids like my daughter because her parents will be at work all the time and not be there to teach her right from wrong!Just sayin!

Carroll -- Thanks for your
by Mark Olson
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Carroll — Thanks for your thoughts on the issue. You bring up a number of good points.
I don’t think I’ve seen estimates pertaining to impact on public safety.
Regarding the tax situation, here’s what the Star Tribune reports: “A 2009 Minnesota Department of Revenue analysis determined that changing the law would result in negligible new tax revenue for the state, largely because Sunday liquor store sales would take away from bar sales, which are more heavily taxed.” (http://www.startribune.com/politics/local/115614484.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU)
You bring up another good topic regarding vehicle sales. I’m unfamiliar with the history behind that law, which can be found here: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=168.275&year=2010.
So a couple more questions:
How do people feel about repealing the Sunday car sales law?
And, as long as we’re on the subject of liquor sales, how do people feel about allowing grocery stores to sell liquor?

Really does not affect most
by Carroll
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Really does not affect most people except the Chemically Dependent along with the store Owners and their Employees.
Judging from the article in the Star Tribune the other day, most Liquor Store Owners oppose it stating it is a limited market and we’ll just be dividing our 6 days of profit over 7-days.
Those that do favor it are the store owners in border Cities like Stillwater and Red Wing where people drive across the River to buy their booze on Sundays. I can attest to that as a Fact as I lived in Hudson for 9-years and 95% of the cars parked at the Liquor stores had Minnesota license plates. Sad fact was some people were taking Minneapolis and St. Paul Taxi Cabs over there to buy Booze.
Personally, I believe the whole push behind this idea of opening Minnesota to Sunday Liquor Sales is to collect more Sales and other Taxes. This just shows how sad our State Budget picture really is in.
How much more will this whole idea cost the State in Overtime for State Patrol & Police services to deal with more people Driving Under the Influence, translating then into more Court Costs and Chemical Dependency programs.
How about opening up Vehicle Sales and every other service business now closed on Sundays?

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