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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Alcohol sales increase in Montgomery

By Washington Post editors

Alcohol sales have increased in Montgomery County officials said Monday, The Gazette reports.

Sales in the 24 county-owned stores of beer, wine and liquor totaled $14.5 million in December — 14 percent higher than in December 2009, county officials said. But it's not clear what's behind the bump.

In late November, officials cleared the way for county-owned stores that sell liquor, beer and wine began operating on Sundays, but Gus Montes de Oca, chief of operations for the county's Department of Liquor Control said it's too early to tell whether that's the reason for the increase in sales.

Read more about the increase in alcohol sales in The Gazette.

By Washington Post editors  | January 12, 2011; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Comments

more alcohol consumption...that's just great!

Posted by: OldSalt8 | January 12, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is just the actuary in me, but just look at a total dollar amount doesn't really tell you anything. A few questions...

Was it an actual increase in the amount of alcohol bought or just the type of alcohol bought (grey goose or bankers club)?

How much can be contributed to price increases from alcohol manufacturers and from alcohol vendors?

How does inflation hit this?

How does this compare to the population growth in that area? (as in, even if alcohol bought increased how does the alcohol bought per person compare in the area look?)

Just a few thoughts before we jump to the conclusion that there are more alcoholics in the area.

Posted by: rderr27 | January 12, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

it's cuz i just moved from pg to montgomery

Posted by: hockeypunk | January 12, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

A new influx of illegals.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 12, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

A new influx of illegals.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 12, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

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