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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Suds to Fayetteville

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 7:06 AM

It's only a suspicion, but I think there's more to this story about multiple applications for convenience store beer sales in Fayetteville. As any former 'villeian knows, liquor stores have the monopoly on brew sales in the college town. Local authorities have always fought grocery store efforts to add beer. Does the multiple application, including one for a Murphy Oil outlet, mean some new political clout has been lined up? The ABC administrator will deny the permit. Then the ABC board will take a crack on the appeal. The rationality of denying permits in the city while permit holders lie outside the town escapes me.

(Fayetteville Trucker notes that existing city law prohibits any alcohol sales before 10 a.m. Perhaps a convenience argument is brewing for all those shift workers with no place to buy a six-pack in the wee hours.)

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