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Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Throws Curveball At World Series Game Four Hospitality

October 24, 2007 08:00 PM

DENVER, CO – Colorado’s outdated Blue Law banning Sunday spirits sales will keep package store owners out of the game during Sunday’s World Series Game Four, according to the Distilled Spirits Council—a national trade association representing America’s leading distillers.

“Colorado package stores will strike out this Sunday, while retailers across the border will knock sales out of the park,” said Dale Szyndrowski, Vice President of the Distilled Spirits Council, whose organization has aggressively supported legislation to roll back Blue Laws across the country.  "Colorado consumers continue to be inconvenienced by these Prohibition-era laws, while state coffers lose millions in state revenue.”

Thirty-four states across the country currently allow Sunday sales of distilled spirits.  Since 2002, 12 states have modernized their liquor laws by passing legislation allowing Sunday sales. 

Szyndrowski added that in today’s modern economy, with dual-income households becoming the norm, Sunday is now the second busiest shopping day of the week. 

He noted that year-round Sunday Sales of distilled spirits in Colorado would lead to an estimated retailer revenue impact range of $23 to $32 million and between $1.8 and $2.6 million for the state in additional sales tax revenue.

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