Local liquor store owner shares his thoughts about Sunday alcohol sales

The new law that allows alcohol sales on a Sunday is grabbing some reaction in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2018 8:36 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- The new law that allows alcohol sales on a Sunday is grabbing some reaction from people in Terre Haute, Indiana.

It's a controversial subject for many. Gary Fowler says he doesn't like it. 

"I don't agree with it," Fowler said. "They're doing good without it."

Hoosier stores can officially sell alcohol on Sundays. Lonnie Solidly says he is happy. 

"It's about time," Solidly said. "I mean ever other state has it so why not Indiana?"

Wayne Bower owns five 7th and 70 Liquor Stores in Terre Haute. He has been working in retail liquor stores for 48 years. And, for the first time his stores will be open this Sunday. 

"It's called competition," Bower said. 

Bower says he currently has a total of 20 employees on staff that rotate at each of the locations. Now, he's looking for possible new hires. 

"You have to adjust," he said. "We got to figure out when and where."

And, as far as sales go, he doesn't believe staying open 7 days a week will make much of a difference. 

"Very minor," Bower said. "The world has become too convenient for people for whenever they want something."

Bower says he doesn't plan to be open on holidays that fall on a Sunday. 

"I'm going to be reverent to some things," he said. 

Either way, the law is now in place and people like Bower will have to change with the times. 

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