Sunday Alcohol Sales Prove to be Good for Business

By: Jessica Leicht Email
By: Jessica Leicht Email

Area liquor stores say so far, the extra day has been good for business and they only expect it to continue.

After Sunday alcohol sales passed, many liquor stores weren't sure what to expect.

But now, it's becoming clearer.

"It's very busy you know."

"The first weekend we saw a small increase, this past weekend which was Labor Day weekend we saw a huge increase on Sunday. We have to order more beer, obviously more liquor. We're hoping it'll stay the same but it's been a challenge for us to get used to."

Manager Diana Songer says at West Side Spirits they were nervous Sunday sales would take away from Friday and Saturday sales, but that hasn't been the case.
"We're still seeing that huge pop on Friday and Saturdays and the Sunday sales have gradually started to pick up. So I don't know if that's to foresee what the future will do but hopefully with football season coming up it'll pick up," Songer said.

Across the circle, Cashier Wanda Wright at Fast Stop Liquors says Sunday is like any other day.

"I would say it's a normal day. It's just like it were Friday or Saturday, it's a normal day. It's good that the sales for Sunday, the money can stay right here in our town. I think it's very awesome,” Wright said.

Both stores have seen a positive response from customers.

"They can pick their things up and take it back home," Wright said.

"It's more convenient, people are happy about it. The ones that come in that are happy we are open.
We get probably at least every customer if not every other customer say "Are you guys open on Sunday? What are your hours?" So I think the more people that find out we're open I think the more we'll see it pick up."

This weekend is the first Sunday for the N.F.L season, both stores say they're stocking up and preparing for a busy weekend.

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