Locals reflect on first year of having Sunday alcohol sales

Ask anyone walking up and down the aisles of your grocery or liquor store. Their thoughts on Sunday alcohol sales are pretty much the same, happy to have an extra day to shop.

Posted: Mar 3, 2019 5:18 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2019 7:49 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Ask anyone walking up and down the aisles of your grocery or liquor store. Their thoughts on Sunday alcohol sales are pretty much the same, happy to have an extra day to shop.

One year ago liquor stores across the state opened their doors for the first time on Sunday. Many store owners though are still against the state change. One of those is Wayne Bower of 7th and 70 liquors.

"I was not in favor of being open on Sunday, but its called competition. We're going to be open cause we have to be. My belief is everybody should have Sunday off," said Bower.

Stores other stores like Baesler's Market also say the impact from the law has been very little. Showing little to no increases in sales. If anything, it just spreads its sales across seven days instead of six.

"It’s very minute if any. On any major holiday, we get a three day weekend or when you have a major sporting event or something going on, but other than that it's just taking away mainly from Saturday night," said Bower.

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