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Liquor stores open on Christmas day

jeff55432 Dec 22, 2012 11:09 AM

Last year, I didn't buy enough beer for the whole gang, and I had to make a 911 run out to Wisconsin. Are there any liquor stores in the metro that are open in case I run out and need to get more? Yes, my family are alcoholics :)

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    jaycooke RE: jeff55432 Dec 22, 2012 11:27 AM

    Since Minn Stat. ยง 340A.504 Subd. 4(4) requires them to be closed on Christmas day, it looks like you should stock up on Monday (before 8pm -- that's Subd. 4(5)) or be prepared to drive across the border again.

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      bkmnus RE: jeff55432 Dec 22, 2012 11:32 AM

      State liquor off sale law says:

      Subd. 4.Intoxicating liquor; off-sale.

      No sale of intoxicating liquor may be made by an off-sale licensee:

      (1) on Sundays;

      (2) before 8:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday;

      (3) on Thanksgiving Day;

      (4) on Christmas Day, December 25; or

      (5) after 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24.


      So the answer is to stock up on Monday....

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        jeff55432 RE: bkmnus Dec 22, 2012 11:32 AM

        Ahhhh. Blue Laws.

        Thanks for the info.

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          bkmnus RE: jeff55432 Dec 22, 2012 11:39 AM

          We can all hope that MN can one day move out of the stone age (in terms of liquor laws). It would be nice to be able to buy a bottle of wine in a grocery store on a Sunday - like you can in most other states.

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            splatgirl RE: bkmnus Dec 22, 2012 07:07 PM

            +1. It's embarrassing. Utah is almost less weird. About alcohol sales, I mean.
            Personally, I'm looking forward to the Walgreens bottle shops :)

            1. re: splatgirl
              Brad Ballinger RE: splatgirl Dec 23, 2012 07:45 PM

              It was nice to pick up a six pack at a Chicago Walgreen's when I was there recently.

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            Enso RE: jeff55432 Dec 23, 2012 01:44 PM

            I've wondering why they call them "blue"--anyone know?

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              gildeddawn RE: Enso Dec 25, 2012 11:23 AM

              In the 1700s, "blue" was a word that referred negatively to something based on strict morals or religious rules. Somehow just "blue laws" made it through the evolution of language on that one.

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          Enso RE: jeff55432 Dec 23, 2012 01:43 PM

          If you're that into drinking, why don't you just buy extra? It'll get used up eventually, eh?

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