Sunday Alcohol Gross sales in Indiana: 1 12 months in

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hoosiers are a year in Sunday liquor sales.

For a year now, they haven’t had to worry about getting a bottle of their favorite sparkling wine on Saturday evenings … or go without one on Sunday.

How has the last year been for retailers across the state?

Kahn’s Fine Wine and Spirits in is one of countless places in Indiana that sold take-away liquor on Sundays last year. “Domestic beers from Indiana always do very well,” said John Dechant, dispatch manager at Kahn’s.

“When they started, the first Sunday was very busy, then a lot died away. But it has really increased since then, ”said Dechant. “The Sunday sale was great. We held some tasting on Sundays. “

In fact, according to Dechant, the store has increased its profits by around 10 to 20 percent.

“But we sell almost as much on Sundays as we do on Saturdays,” said Dechant.

Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senator Ron Alting’s bill in February 2018.

The Lafayette Republican said, “I think it went very well. I think it’s based on three factors: location, location, location. Especially when talking to liquor store owners, what really matters is where they are, where their stores are, whether or not there is a demand for Sunday sales. “

Alting said some liquor owners told him it wasn’t easy to work from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

“It’s very difficult to hire someone who only wants to work on Sundays and Sundays,” Alting said. “The work challenge has been very, very difficult for most of the liquor stores. You also need to factor this into whether it is worthwhile to be open on Sundays or not: “

Alting said he was working on a bill that would allow you to buy alcohol from a golf cart at a golf course. This bill was referred to the Senate Public Order Committee on February 27. The House approved Bill 92-4 on January 31.

Alting is also working on a bill that would allow you to keep a tab for alcohol purchases at a country club or private club and billed you for it once a month. The House of Representatives approved action 81-16 on February 21. On Wednesday, the bill was assigned to the Senate Public Order Committee.

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