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Let the free market reign on booze sales

Stace TackaberryBreckenridge

I am really confused as to why Dennis Leifheit of Antler’s Discount Liquor, and many of his fellow liquor store owners, feel that their businesses are so special that they need the legislature to protect their weekly day off.As with all other businesses with which I am aware, including my own, that is a decision left to management. And, in our type of capitalism, that’s the way it should be.Further, if Leifheit believes that “Sunday sales will simply come from Saturday and Monday, thus increasing costs without the benefit of additional sales,” then I think it would be a very poor business decision for him to open on Sunday.And finally, Leifheit thinks he needs legislative action to be protected from the grocery stores and big-box stores selling spirits, wine and 6 percent beer. Oh please, sir, all small businesses have to compete with much larger competitors; the way to do this is to be creative and not indolently depend on our lawmakers to do the job for us.

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