Should Beer and Wine Be In Grand Junction Grocery Stores?
According to the University of Denver, a new study is showing that if beer and wine sales were allowed in grocery stores, that it would boost the Colorado economy.
The battle continues between grocery stores and liquor stores whether or not grocery stores should sell beer and wine. In fact, it looks like next years ballot will contain the question if full strength beer and wine should and could be allowed into grocery stores.
The University of Denver's Jack Strauss, who deals in economics says that the expansion would create 16 to 17 thousand jobs, generate an additional $125 million in Colorado craft beer sales.
Liquor stores argue this point, along with Keep Colorado Local. They say stores that add the full strength beer and wine will drive money out of the community as well as small businesses if placed in the grocery stores.