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EDITORIAL: Indiana’s Sunday booze ban should be tossed

Sunday is the second-busiest grocery-shopping day of the week in Indiana, but there’s one product Hoosiers aren’t
allowed to put in their shopping carts that day even though it’s perfectly legal the rest of the week. That’s
because an archaic blue law prohibits carryout liquor sales on Sundays.

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Remove barriers to lower costs

By preserving residency as a condition to distribute booze, our Legislature is protecting Indiana’s existing liquor distributors, many of whom do business in neighboring states like Illinois and Michigan. This antiquated standard is anti-competitive and ultimately means higher prices and reduced selection for Indiana residents.

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Liquor store adapts to local tastes

When Mr. G’s Liquor opened in 1977, the wines du jour were Madera and Blue Nun. Bartels & Jaymes wine coolers were all the
rage, and few of us had heard of craft beer. Today, Mr. G’s is in its third location, where a 36-foot wall of whiskeys, vodkas
and gins is rivaled only by the kiosks fully laden with local, domestic and imported wines and beers chilling in coolers.

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Let’s promote Hoosier companies

I write to strenuously object to the selective and inaccurate use of my quote in your [Feb. 16] editorial regarding Indiana residency requirements and the state’s liquor industry.

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