Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors, already the largest chain of package liquor stores in Indiana, plans to close on the acquisition of Cap n’ Cork early next month.
Crown Liquors eyeing Fountain Square for large, high-end store
The outpost near the heart of Fountain Square’s business district would be the second-largest of 19 stores in the chain. Two local groups have opposed it, and its hearing for a state liquor permit is set for next month.Read More
Total Wine & More planning second Indianapolis store
Total Wine & More, a Maryland-based chain of liquor superstores, opened its first Indianapolis location late last year in Nora after winning a high-profile court battle.Read More
Big liquor chain sues Indiana for denying permit for Nora superstore
The Maryland-based company, which is the nation’s largest liquor retailer, claims Indiana’s residency requirement is unconstitutional and amounts to economic protectionism.Read More
Liquor superstore planned for former Marsh location in Nora hits legal snag
The Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission ruled Tuesday that state law prohibits it from approving permits to out-of-state residents, potentially setting up a legal challenge based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that such requirements are unconstitutional.Read More
The 86th Street store, which is set to open next month, will be the first in Indiana for the Maryland-based chain. Also this week: Nada and Downtown Arts Market.
The new executive order, which extends the stay-at-home directive through April 20, includes many of the same provisions as the initial order, which took effect March 25, but it adds new language in an attempt to strengthen the existing guidelines and creates an Enforcement Response Team to ensure businesses are complying.
IBJ reporter John Russell explains a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to out-of-state liquor stores moving into Indiana—including Total Wine & More, a Maryland-based chain that has applied for a permit to open in a former Marsh store.
TWG Development’s Tony Knoble and Justin Collins are joining Big Red executive Don Rix as new co-owners of the state’s largest package liquor store chain, alongside founder Mark McAlister.
The deal, which closed this week, gives Fountain Square Brewing access to New Day’s lines of mead and hard cider as it tries to widen its distribution footprint.
The number of wine wholesalers in Indiana has dwindled from hundreds to a couple of dozen. That has raised concerns for small wineries that might not produce enough wine to attract a major distributor.
A group composed of a former medical equipment executive, Indiana’s former secretary of commerce and the chairman of the Indiana Republican Party has acquired Save-On Liquors.
The announcement on Thursday, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, was the latest attempt to combat liquor stores’ exclusive right to sell cold carry-out beer in Indiana.
Monarch Beverage Co. expects the job cuts to occur by Sept. 1, when the Indianapolis-based wholesaler will pull out of the wine business by closing its $67 million-a-year wine distribution business.
The bill now moves to the House, which is expected to vote soon on its own Sunday sales proposal with similar terms.
The company bringing the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain to central Indiana has revealed the sites of the four other restaurants, besides the one in Avon opening later this month.
State law prohibits grocery stores without pharmacies from selling spirits, prompting Marsh to offer big discounts on its inventory.
Hundreds of Indiana restaurants seeking to renew their alcohol permits are now on hold due to a legislative kerfuffle that erupted when two Ricker's convenience stores started selling cold beer.
The convenience store chain would be able to keep the permits that two locations use to sell cold carryout beer—a hot-button issue for Indiana liquor stores. Renewing the permits might be trickier.
A legal loophole used by an Indiana convenience store chain to sell cold beer would be snapped shut under a proposal that was advanced Wednesday by the Senate Public Policy Committee.
A convenience store chain's attempt to sell cold beer has prompted a stern reaction from Indiana lawmakers who want to keep a state law limiting carryout chilled brew sales to liquor stores.
Grocery chains, convenience stores and pharmacies have pushed for years to have Indiana's eight decades-old ban lifted and be able to sell alcohol on Sundays, but a compromise has been elusive.
Confirming reports that began surfacing late last month, D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. officially announced Thursday that it has reached distribution agreements with three wholesalers in the state.