By Kerri Bartlett, Assistant Editor
Lawmakers are considering uncorking Tennessee’s blue laws. A bill passed an important committee Tuesday that would allow communities to decide for themselves whether grocery stores can sell wine. The Herald hit Main Street Tuesday to see whether people think that’s a good idea.
“I say yes. Sure, because it’s one less stop.”
Karen Milford, Franklin
“I don’t see a problem with it, although I am not a wine drinker. I have lived in other states where wine is offered in grocery stores, and it seemed to work just fine.”
Erin O’Donnell, Franklin
“It’s a matter of convenience. Liquor stores have a captive market with no competition in pricing. I guess that’s the reason why they are protesting.”
Steve Wyer, Franklin
“What is the benefit to only keep wine in liquor stores? Competition drives the price down. Also, just because people would be able to buy a bottle of wine at Kroger doesn’t mean that they will turn into alcoholics,” Dave said. “Also, it’s not like they are offering hard alcohol, and they will still check for IDs,” Daphne said.
Daphne & Dave Radford
Posted on: 2/28/2013