Small Package Store Owners Oppose Malloy On Blue Law Repeal
HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) - Gov. Dan Malloy wants to repeal Connecticut’s blue laws and allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, but some package store owners are not happy about it.
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story
For generations, the blue laws have protected small package store owners like Bill Fore.
He says opening up for Sunday sales is just a small part of why he and others are protesting Malloy’s effort.
He explains the legislation carries dramatic changes that would provide a huge advantage to large retailers.
“With large discounts for buying big volumes of product, which a small store like mine can never do,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
That’s because, he says, small package store owners don’t have the capital to buy in volume nor do they have the space to store the product.
Malloy is pushing for change, saying Connecticut is losing millions as residents cross state borders on Sundays to buy liquor.
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