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Dec 4, 2012 04:41 PM

Costco in Memphis - does it sell booze?

And if it does, is it cheaper than most other liquor stores in town? I need to pick up some Macallan 12 year old Scotch for a friend in Mississippi after arriving at the airport.

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  1. The Costco on Hacks Cross Road does not sell liquor (does have beer and maybe wine???) but there is a liquor store in the same building - don't know if it is part of Costco or not. We were visiting.

    1. In Tennessee, liquor and wine can only be sold in liquor stores, which sell absolutely nothing else. Beer is available in grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. So ... you'll have to go to a liquor store for that Scotch.

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      1. re: TLF

        Oh well. I did go to Buster's when I was last in Memphis and it was an excellent store. I think I've been spoiled by prices here in Los Angeles, however, as it seemed expensive to me.

      2. I think there are some misunderstandings about Costco and liquor in Tennessee. The state has some really strange laws regarding exclusive liquor distributorships and some counties are still "dry", such as the one we're in until about three years ago. Costco, itself, does not sell wine and liquor, only beer. However, the one we joined when they recently opened in Knoxville has a separate liquor store attached to the building and only a few feet from the main entrance. They sell wine and liquor cheaper than most liquor stores and do not check for a membership card, which would probably violate a state law. However, I have no doubt Costco is somehow involved in the ownership and operation of this store.