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Old 09-26-2014, 05:50 AM   #1
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A bar in a grocery store?

I was reading about our local Wegman's plan to expand the food court from 200 seats to 400 seats and offering adult beverages.

Whaddaya think!

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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I think it's great! A friend in Oregon said she bought a beer at a grocery store there and sipped it while she shopped
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #3
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A bar in a grocery store?

Our local HyVee grocery store has a little bar in it. Nice to be able to park a nonshopping spouse!
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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For the most part, I have no problem with bars in retail spaces, particularly if there is also food involved. I wish we had such a thing here. Due to antiquated prohibition era laws and distributor lobbyists with deep pockets, you can't even buy wine or beer in grocery stores in Minnesota.
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For the most part, I have no problem with bars in retail spaces, particularly if there is also food involved. I wish we had such a thing here. Due to antiquated prohibition era laws and distributor lobbyists with deep pockets, you can't even buy wine or beer in grocery stores in Minnesota.
There are similar issues here in SC and the south in general.
While beer and wine can be purchased, its illegal to sell it on Sunday. While the sale and purchase of cigarettes is okay.

Things have been changing a little at a time and we now can enjoy an adult beverage in a restaurant on Sunday. No store sales allowed.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
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I have thought about it and I guess I don't have a problem with it.

I just don't think I would use it.

Call me old fashioned or buy me an Old Fashioned!

I'm just not ready for a night on the town at Wegman's, Walmart, Target, etc...
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There are similar issues here in SC and the south in general.
While beer and wine can be purchased, its illegal to sell it on Sunday. While the sale and purchase of cigarettes is okay.

Things have been changing a little at a time and we now can enjoy an adult beverage in a restaurant on Sunday. No store sales allowed.
It's not true of the south in general. In Virginia, the law was changed in the '80s to allow selling alcohol on Sunday and beer and wine in grocery and drug stores. Same in NC, although I don't know when that changed. And in NoLa, of course, you can drink while walking down the street any day of the week
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I think it's great! Why not?
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On our last trek back East, DH made a pit stop for me at a Wegmans, never been before, he says, so it's just a nice-kinda fancy grocery store.WELL!
LOVED IT!

Whole Foods offers libations in many of their outlets.
I can't recall if we were in Scottsdale or Denver area,
but they had a pasta bar (fabulous!) and a wine bar...
ya getcha glass, walk over to the pasta bar and enjoy,
what a great date night!
The Tucson Whole Foods just re-opened and they have
a Beer Bar that is turning into THE spot to be and be seen,
so I hear anyways...
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...I'm just not ready for a night on the town at Wegman's, Walmart, Target, etc...

I dunno, Walmart can be pretty entertaining, I'd be willing to pull up a barstool and watch!
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