Should Texas liquor stores sell alcohol on Sundays?

Feb 9, 2009 Full story: www.kfdm.com 22

A state representative from San Antonio has filed a bill that would allow the sale of hard liquor on Sundays in Texas.

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Tyler Durdin

United States

#1 Feb 11, 2009
I think they should. I drunk all the time, and non sober u. I put visene to keep the red out, too bad it tastes so bad. I drink cough syurp, and take tylonol. peease.
eger

San Antonio, TX

#2 Feb 11, 2009
I don't really drink, but I don't see why they should stop liquor sales on Sunday.

IMO if it is for religious reasons then those who are religious need to discipline themselves and stay awy from liquor, all others should be able to do as they please.

Besides,

“.There is no sin except stupid”

Since: Nov 08

Place On Earth

#3 Feb 11, 2009
whats the different between sunday and an other day.. if someone wants to drink then they'll drink.. the only different is they'll buy it on the other days of the week. and that will just lose money for your liquor stores

“Texas Rocks!!”

Since: Mar 07

Texas

#4 Feb 11, 2009
glad someone commented i agree leave religion out of commerce no reason not to sell it 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.. as long as it's to those over 21 would totally stimulate the economy! unleass i'm missing something about it.jk!

“.There is no sin except stupid”

Since: Nov 08

Place On Earth

#5 Feb 11, 2009
and also have to say if its because it this offends the good church goers, then they don't have to drink. sorry but as I am sure you have probably already guessed by now I am not into religion and nore am I a hypocrite unlike some that act like assholes during the week and get all holyer than thou on Sundays...
Glen Quagmire

San Antonio, TX

#6 Feb 12, 2009
outnleftfield wrote:
glad someone commented i agree leave religion out of commerce no reason not to sell it 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.. as long as it's to those over 21 would totally stimulate the economy! unleass i'm missing something about it.jk!
I wish someone would stimulate me.....Giggady, Giggady, Goo!
icmellannie

Flower Mound, TX

#7 Feb 24, 2009
I'm a liquor store owner in Dallas. I do not want to open on Sundays even though it's only from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. The state is trying to generate more sales tax revenues. However, the gross profit from a Sunday sale will not cover the extra operating expense that I will have to incur. Plus, people have to work the next day so how much sales increase will I actually make from liquor? There definitely will be an increase in gross sales for liquor stores but you'll see a decrease in sales for beer/wine stores. The sales will just be redistributed away from beer/wine stores to liquor stores. And thus, the state will hardly see any increase in sales tax revenues. Making liquor stores open on Sundays will be a great burden me because I will be working at a cost: financially, mentally, and physically because small business owners like me have to work in our own stores to make ends meet. Taking away our only day off and making us work at a cost is cruel. If the state wants to increase sales tax revenues, consider letting liquor stores open later on Fridays and Saturdays and maybe even Thursdays. Right now, liquor stores have to close at 9:00PM. Letting us open just one hour later on those three days will generate more sales than any given Sunday will. This way, we all benefit and no one suffers while the other reaps.
greggytx

Bedford, TX

#8 Mar 4, 2009
I don't agree with icmellannie... it sucks that I can't buy liquor on Sundays... many times I don't have time on Saturday to drive from Plano to an area that even sells liquor.. b/c of soccer games and other kid activities.. so Sunday would be ideal.. also I have had many times where a Sunday bbq was margarita less b/c we couldn't get any tequila... but the nice thing about capitalism is.. that if you dont' want to open on Sundays don't.. let your neighbor store be open.. just b/c they pass a law saying you can sell it doesn't mean you have to be open.. I for one would like the option to buy it on Sundays... I hope Marijuana is next... even though I have no desire to use it.. we waste millions of dollars prosecuting and trying to stop it.. might as well just tax it and regulate it.. I'd rather have thousands of stoned people driving at 20MPH looking for someplace to eat.. vs thousands of drunks driving at 120MPH to go beat someone up!!
Closed on Sundays

Arlington, TX

#9 Mar 4, 2009
To greggtx, you have Monday-Saturday to buy liquor. Why wait until Sunday? This has been around for years, I don't understand why people don't understand the rules or are used to it yet. If liquor stores are open on Sundays, are you going to buy liquor every Sunday for liquor stores to make money from it? It's not worth it. 6 of the 7 days of the week is good enough. icmellannie is 100% right. This isn't about personal reasons why you can't make it on Sundays, it's more about how things work. Lots of thinking involved...
oneseven3

San Antonio, TX

#10 Mar 4, 2009
In my opinion, I think liquor stores should be able to open on Sundays. If you, as an owner, don't want to open... then don't open. But for those owners who do want to be open, then they should be allowed to.

“.There is no sin except stupid”

Since: Nov 08

Place On Earth

#11 Mar 4, 2009
I also think it should be down to the store owner if he or she wants to open then hey why not correct me if I am wrong but are the bars open on sundays:? over in the UK you can buy any alcohol you want or need in the supermarkets .
brandon

Canton, TX

#12 Jan 16, 2011
All of u who don't want liquor stores to be open on sundays should shut the hell up. Do u really have nothing better to do than worry about other people, u bunch of fake, stupid morons. I bet u are the kind who drink in the closet and complain about other people drinkin.
Of Course

San Antonio, TX

#13 Jan 16, 2011
Of course they should allow the sale. Who are they to tell us we cannot? Blue laws are a remnant of the antiquated influence of the Christian right. If they wish to avoid alcohol they may choose to do so at any time. And to the individual above who doesn't want to work on Sunday..no one says you HAVE to sell on Sunday, just that the government shouldn't tell you that you cannot.
Linmyer

Sugar Land, TX

#14 Jan 22, 2011
Not. I agree with previous posters that the expense of opening up for Sundays wouldn't be worth it.
And for those of you who said that it should be up to the owner; then it probably won't be. I own a liquor store and I have to abide by rules brought forth by the TABC. I have to open up 6 days of the week from 10-9 pm. I can't open up earlier, or stay open later. and I'm pretty sure that if the law comes into affect, whereby we have to keep our doors open on Sunday, then I'm absolutely certain that it won't be a voluntary thing.

Since: Jan 11

not f'n huff holler thank god

#16 Jan 29, 2011
I remember when no stores were open on Sunday. I am originally from PA, so maybe it was different there then, than it was in TX. The only things opened on Sundays were churches. You couldn't go grocery shopping, get gas and even the ER ran on a skeletan crew, had to send you by ambulance to a "big" city hospital if you needed operated on. I remember the American Legion men would sneak in the back door of the hall while the women were doing church shit, they would be half liqured up by the time services started. Of course the American Legion wasn't supposed to be open, so it was all hush hush. I am glad those days are gone. Sundays sucked.
Jim

Pearland, TX

#17 Sep 4, 2011
icmellannie wrote:
I'm a liquor store owner in Dallas. I do not want to open on Sundays even though it's only from 12:00PM to 6:00PM.
You're not a liquor store owner, you're an idiot.

Any store owner, no matter the store, chooses when to open, you don't want to open, don't open.

The greater question is why the heck ignoramuses think this is the appropriate role of government.

It it not. If you believe government should be allowed to prevent a store owner from opening your store whenever the storeowner decideds, you're a simpleton, a monkey, an idiot. You should keep your mouth closed.

This is a litmus test for separating the intelligent from the ignorants among us. Another helpful test: Minimum Wage Laws. If you think this either works or is role of government again, you are in fact an idiot.

Try to pull yourself out of the idiot pool and into the enlightened. READ.

Best,/j
Julio

Austin, TX

#20 Sep 19, 2011
I don't drink, but could care less if liquor is sold on Sunday's. If it means more revenue for the city, then go for it.
Patti 6495

Dallas, TX

#22 Sep 30, 2011
Nope. Just stock up better on Friday and Saturday
Panthro

Humble, TX

#23 Dec 7, 2011
icmellannie wrote:
I'm a liquor store owner in Dallas. I do not want to open on Sundays even though it's only from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. The state is trying to generate more sales tax revenues. However, the gross profit from a Sunday sale will not cover the extra operating expense that I will have to incur. Plus, people have to work the next day so how much sales increase will I actually make from liquor? There definitely will be an increase in gross sales for liquor stores but you'll see a decrease in sales for beer/wine stores. The sales will just be redistributed away from beer/wine stores to liquor stores. And thus, the state will hardly see any increase in sales tax revenues. Making liquor stores open on Sundays will be a great burden me because I will be working at a cost: financially, mentally, and physically because small business owners like me have to work in our own stores to make ends meet. Taking away our only day off and making us work at a cost is cruel. If the state wants to increase sales tax revenues, consider letting liquor stores open later on Fridays and Saturdays and maybe even Thursdays. Right now, liquor stores have to close at 9:00PM. Letting us open just one hour later on those three days will generate more sales than any given Sunday will. This way, we all benefit and no one suffers while the other reaps.
That's your problem, you don't have a problem selling all the high bottles you can during the week, do you? Close your store down and do something else...
Panthro

Humble, TX

#24 Dec 7, 2011
Naeveh wrote:
I also think it should be down to the store owner if he or she wants to open then hey why not correct me if I am wrong but are the bars open on sundays:? over in the UK you can buy any alcohol you want or need in the supermarkets .
I'm sorry, are we in the freaking UK?? Who gives a frog's fat F---- a$$ what they do over there?? We're talking about Texas...Damn, I hate it when people try to compare us to other places...

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