Malloy Signs Liquor Bill and *POOF* Connecticut Has Sunday Liquor Sales!

14 May

VICTORY…FOR YOUR TASTE (and Sunday liquor sales)

Pardon the very hairy hand, I’m Italian after all.  We know it was coming, but most didn’t expect it to happen this quickly.  Yes, Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, signed Sunday liquor sales into existence today.  Starting this Sunday, 5/20/12, you’ll be able to buy liquor, beer, and wine at your favorite shops and you’ll also be able to buy beer at supermarkets.  Sales on Sunday will be from 10 am to 5 pm.  Also, according to The Republic, you’ll also be able to stock up for parties on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day…plus the Mondays following any July 4th, Christmas, or New Year’s that happen to be on a Sunday.  Another great tidbit to look out for according to NBC Connecticut:  package stores can now sell fresh fruit for drinks, olives, cheese, and crackers.  No whine with that cheese anymore! ;)

So, drink up, here’s to you Connecticut.  We’ve earned it.  I celebrated by popping open a Victory Golden Monkey, which also coincides with American Craft Beer Week.  Coincidence?  I think not!

How are you planning to celebrate this victory that so many have been dying for?

20 Responses to “Malloy Signs Liquor Bill and *POOF* Connecticut Has Sunday Liquor Sales!”

  1. Bill Cannon May 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Beershouldbe24/7 in supermarket/ conveinence stores.


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      Bill, yeah, hear you on that one. :) :) :) Imagine a world like that :)


  2. whitemist May 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    from what i remember of the debate, it was more along the lines that small stores can not compete with the big guys for Sunday sales (they can’t compete any way) may be they might stay closed on Sunday? There is no law saying they have to open.


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

      Yeah, that’s the argument Whitemist. Whether it’s Sunday or any other day, local and small package stores need to be able to compete. Not saying it’s perfect…certainly not saying that…but that’s how America works. Free enterprise. Again, not saying that it’s perfect or right…just the way of America.

      Many of the big stores don’t offer the same service and helpfulness as the other stores.

      It’s really hard to say what’s best, but every other state except for Indiana allow sales on Sundays. There are still plenty of small liquor shops all over the country though.

      Maybe it’s like the battles that ensue when people want to open a Cheesecake Factory or a McDonald’s?


  3. uhcowboys May 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Soo glad that we now have the option to pick up our beverages of choice any day of the week. Isn’t it funny/awesome that Malloy signed the bill just today and the Sunday sales start this coming weekend. Usually anything law/government related takes foreverrrrrrr to go into effect. Glad this has moved so quickly (after waiting for a few hundred years to catch up with the rest of the country haha)


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      Yeah, isn’t it weird that it goes into effect SOOOO quickly? Wow! Never expected that to happen so fast. Just wonder if the businesses will be able to get people to work in time, you know?

      Will love to get stuff on the go for Sunday BBQs :)


  4. Jane D May 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    I heard that the bill was really bad for small liquor stores, but I can’t remember why :( Something about competition with the big stores?


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

      Well, people have very different views about whether it’s good or bad for small liquor stores. Some say it’s good because they will have a chance to stay open and get more sales. Some say the smaller stores won’t be able to handle the extra hours and it will be a stress on the owners who usually put in major hours.


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      That is to put it very simply. What do you think of it?


      • michaellawson May 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

        I don’t buy the small liquor stores argument one bit, I go to one or two small stores for the past 30 years and only occasionally buy at the grocery store. Also if you own a business it’s up to you to manage it either yourself or having to hire someone or expand their hours, it’s all part of the deal when you start a business.


        • Dan Del Ferraro May 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

          Michael, I side with you, I do. For me, I have a very particular taste for beer. It’s hard to find too many small mom and pop shops nearby me that have good craft beer. So, I usually end up going to Bev Max or Fairway for my selection. Wine, on the other hand, we almost always get at small spots. They tend to have a good variety and the prices are usually cheaper than the bigger stores.


  5. whitemist May 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    i have always been perplexed by CT liqur laws as i came from Texas where you might have a “dry” county, but over the border was all that you might want.


  6. pat b. May 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Forget about the hairy arms !! lol Will supermarkets also be able to sell beer on Sunday?


  7. peterhealy May 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    If Daniel Malloy signed the liquor bill, it’s null and void. His name is spelled “Dannel” Malloy.


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

      …and I’m an English teacher. Shame on me. All better now. Do you forgive me, Peter?


  8. michaellawson May 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Awesome hairy man!


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      Yeah, you haven’t seen the rest of the arm. My kids laughed at me while I was teaching at school. The DocCam showed the hairiness of my arm in bright, HD detail. Lovely, really lovely.



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