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Local liquor stores see large crowds on first ever Sunday sales

Sunday made history in Indiana as Hoosiers could legally buy alcohol in stores!

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018 2:21 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Sunday made history in Indiana as Hoosiers could legally buy alcohol in stores!

We told you earlier this week the bill would go into effect immediately.

That's after Governor Eric Holcomb signed it and made things official. The Governor says cities like Terre Haute will benefit directly.

Wayne Bower owns five 7th and 70 Liquor stores in Terre Haute. He says he had a big turnout at all of his stores on Sunday.

"A lot of people came in and said they just want to be a part of history and purchase something for the first time," Bower explained. “Give me 8-weeks and I can tell you if we have seen an increase in sales or whether it stayed the same."

State officials say the move impacted 3,800 stores in Indiana.

Carryout sales of alcohol will be legal from 12 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. But individual stores can decide to stay open that entire time or not.

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