This afternoon, Hoosiers started shopping for alcohol on Sundays for the primary time since Prohibition.
The momentous event comes after Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a invoice Wednesday that legalized carryout alcohol gross sales on the “day of relaxation.” The legislation went into impact instantly.
Grocery, liquor and comfort shops will now have the ability to promote alcohol from midday to eight p.m. Legislators say the shorter hours are a nod to liquor shops, which solely have so as to add a single eight-hour shift.
Gov. Holcomb was among the many first within the state to reap the benefits of the brand new legislation, shopping for beer at Goose the Market. FOX59’s Russ McQuaid was there to doc the event.
Companies throughout the state have been scrambling to organize for the modifications. They’ve up to date work schedules and ensured they’ve sufficient workers to open their doorways.
Some shops, like Massive Pink Liquors, are providing particular offers in honor of the primary Sunday with alcohol gross sales in Indiana.
Should you plan to have fun the tip of Indiana’s modern-day Prohibition, please achieve this responsibly. By no means drink and drive.
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