Tempers flare over latest effort to expand liquor sales in Colorado
The move would allow liquor sales at Walmart, which was accidentally left out of last year’s overhaul
Colorado lawmakers are mounting a last-ditch effort to loosen the state’s restrictions on alcohol sales, arguing that customers are not seeing benefits from last year’s attempt to shake up the market for booze.
Introduced with just a week left in the legislative session, the measure would revisit last year’s massive overhaul of the state’s alcohol laws just months after its provisions began to take effect.
It would allow liquor stores to expand to up to nine locations over 10 years. Under the law passed last year, they are allowed to operate a total of four locations by that year, starting with one new location this year.
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