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Hoosiers buy alcohol on Sunday for first time since prohibition

Some say it was just part of their shopping day while others wanted to be first to participate in Sunday sales.

Posted: Mar. 4, 2018 11:40 PM
Updated: Mar. 4, 2018 11:42 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - For the first time since prohibition Hoosiers can carryout alcohol on a Sunday.

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People across Indiana made stops in grocery, liquor and convenience stores to buy alcohol. Some say it was just part of their shopping day while others wanted to be first to participate in Sunday sales.

"I just thought, you know, it might be fun to be one of the firsts to do this."

Brian Dyer says he has waited a long time for this. He was the first to take advantage of the new law at Baesler's Market in Terre Haute.

Dyer says this is a symbolic purchase. His next buy will be based more on convenience.

Market employees say the change is welcomed.

Connie Huff works at Baesler's and says customers have gotten mad at her in the past when she was forced to tell them they could not by alcohol on a Sunday.

"It's making our lives here at Baesler's easier because we've always had customers that come in to buy their alcohol on a Sunday and unfortunately we're having to tell them they cannot purchase it on a Sunday so it's making life easier here at Baesler's to go ahead and say yes, go ahead and purchase it."

There are still limitations. Sunday sales are only noon to 8pm.

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