How many liquor outlets do we need?

Dear editor,

Make liquor more available by expanding sales outlets?

Well, everyone knows or should know the close correlation between alcohol and social ills: people killed by a drunk driver; increased family violence with liquor involved to name just two.

Private liquor sales outlets invested big money based on promises that grocery stores wouldn’t get into the act.

And now someone wants to let me buy a bottle of wine or case of beer in Thrifty Foods?

Who will really benefit from such a move? Who needs this change in liquor sales? Follow the money.

Last time I checked, I had no problem picking up a six-pack of beer or bottle of wine almost any time I want. I don’t need another place to buy the stuff, do you?

Cliff Boldt,



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