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(Kare11)   A new bill has been introduced in the Minnesota House. This one is important, it would allow for the sales of alchohol on Sunday. We expect bipartisan support   (kare11.com) divider line 11
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2014-01-13 05:01:54 PM  
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StrangeQ: jshine: They've tried to do this for a while in MN, but it's always failed in the past due to a combination of moralistic pearl-clutching and small stores wanting protection from competition (i.e., they don't want to be forced to staff an additional day to compete with the larger stores).

Same reason a lot of older barber shops used to be closed on Mondays.  They wanted at least ONE day off a week, and if the law didn't mandate a certain day, whatever day they chose to take off someone else would swoop in and stay open just to undercut them.


Maybe so, but it's not the place of the state to inconvenience 100% of the population to protect the profit margins of 0.001% of the population.

Hire another clerk or accept a small dent in sales.
2014-01-13 04:35:44 PM  
2 votes:
I bet the people that run the liquor stores won't like this
/no really
2014-01-13 03:41:35 PM  
2 votes:
About. Farking. Time.
2014-01-13 05:53:02 PM  
1 votes:

SquiggsIN: Call me if/when Indiana gets with the program.

/also think its stupid you can't buy a car on Sundays
//how can a "free" market limit certain commerce transactions to only 6/7ths of the time in a given week.

i want a new truck, beer, and guns at 3:16 in the morning, what's your problem?


Yeah it's even more boggling when you realize Indiana specifically tailored its prohibition lifting law to ensure that the public always had access to alcohol. That's the reason why anyone can walk into Costco or Sam's and buy booze in Indiana. 45+ states sell booze on Sunday. It hasn't ruined the market for independent liquor stores there.

My "favorite" side on the matter was the guy who owns Big Red Liquors. Started out small, owns dozens of liquor stores in all the Indiana college towns, and just bought the largest chain of liquor stores in Indy (UPL).

Goes on to say he doesn't want small business owners to be crowded out, even though he's bought dozens of independent stores and made them part of his giant chain. He has a nice little tangent about not wanting to increase alcohol abuse or drunk driving too. Really a portrait in cognitive dissonance.

http://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/readers/2013/12/13/dont-expand -s unday-alcohol-sales/4016769/
2014-01-13 05:50:24 PM  
1 votes:
SquiggsIN: ~~*get me started.  he's now the president of Purdue University (after appointing half the board of the University while he was governor of the state).  Purdue will never see another dime from me.  BOILER DOWN!

When I win the lottery, the press release will say: "I wanted to give half to Purdue University but my accountant pointed out that the apostle of infrastructure privatization was hired by the Board of Trustees to run the university ... and I won't have my money going to Macquarie again."
2014-01-13 05:37:26 PM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: The problem is for small operators, run by their owners. Imagine if you had a retail business that worked when you could get a day off, but now you have to be open everyday now.


Yea -- you'd be on an equal footing with every other small businessperson or restauranteur, selling everything from gas to furniture to pancakes.  The horror!
2014-01-13 04:59:08 PM  
1 votes:

NightOwl2255: Here in good ol progressive Oklahoma, you can't buy anything other than 3.2 beer on Sunday. And, of course, you can only buy wine and liquor at a liquor store. And that ain't gonna change any time soon.


Well it sure is good that Oklahoma is a republican state, where people recognize the need to keep government small and out of the way of commerce and personal freedom.
2014-01-13 04:58:40 PM  
1 votes:

jshine: They've tried to do this for a while in MN, but it's always failed in the past due to a combination of moralistic pearl-clutching and small stores wanting protection from competition (i.e., they don't want to be forced to staff an additional day to compete with the larger stores).


Same reason a lot of older barber shops used to be closed on Mondays.  They wanted at least ONE day off a week, and if the law didn't mandate a certain day, whatever day they chose to take off someone else would swoop in and stay open just to undercut them.
2014-01-13 04:44:17 PM  
1 votes:

soupafi: I bet the people that run the liquor stores won't like this
/no really


Exactly. Being open Sunday doesn't mean more sales, it means the same sales spread out over 7 days instead of 6.

That said, liquor store owners need to adapt to a more free and open market place.
2014-01-13 04:39:17 PM  
1 votes:
They've tried to do this for a while in MN, but it's always failed in the past due to a combination of moralistic pearl-clutching and small stores wanting protection from competition (i.e., they don't want to be forced to staff an additional day to compete with the larger stores).
2014-01-13 04:37:32 PM  
1 votes:
Alchohol? Is that like vodak?
 
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