Liquor stores didn’t do as well, undercutting their argument against allowing other retailers to sell cold beer.
A panel of Indiana Court of Appeals judges on Monday will consider a complaint from the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, which insists too many competing drugstores are receiving beer permits.
Marion County’s Alcoholic Beverage Board on Monday denied Walgreen Co.’s application for a permit to sell alcohol at
its location on East Washington Street in Irvington, citing neighbors’ opposition. The panel split 2-2 on a permit for its
Nora store. Earlier, the drugstore chain withdrew two
An alliance of drugstores, groceries and gas stations is using the July Fourth holiday—which falls this year on Sunday—to
drum up more support for ending Indiana’s ban on Sunday retail sales of alcohol.
The stores are expected to start selling alcohol within a month following unanimous approval of the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco
Indianapolis-based MHP Pharmacy’s facility on North Meridian Street will close in August as a result of the company’s purchase
by In Touch Pharmaceuticals in Valparaiso.
The Illinois-based drugstore chain is seeking to sell beer and wine at 29 of its stores in Marion County. Opponents argue
that the county already has granted enough permits.
An Indiana legislative committee recommends carryout sales of alcohol remain banned on Sundays, and liquor stores stay the
only place to buy cold beer.
Supporters and foes of repealing Indiana’s ban on Sunday take-out alcohol sales made their cases before a group of lawmakers yesterday in a preview of what could be a divisive debate in the next legislative session.