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Posted at 8:34 AM ET, 11/ 9/2010

Report: MoCo to allow Sunday liquor sales

By Washington Post editors

Liquor stores in Montgomery County will soon be opening their doors on Sundays.

The Washington Examiner reports that County Executive Isiah Leggett has issued an executive order to allow Sunday liquor sales. The order is expected to be finalized Wednesday.

County spokeswoman Donna Bigler says the plan is for Sunday sales to begin sometime this month.

Distilled spirits can only be purchased in Montgomery at two dozen county-owned stores. The county also acts as a distributor to restaurants and private stores that sell beer and wine. Those shops can open on Sundays.

Earlier this year, Councilman Mike Knapp estimated the county would make an additional $1.5 million to $2 million a year by opening its liquor stores on Sunday.

But some argue the change will hurt private shops.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 8:34 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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when i was in college, i wished the liquor stores would of been open 24/7. but now that i'm older, i'm glad they were not.

people need to plan for their alcohol consumption. they need to think about things like when they can purchase the alcohol, and how they can ensure the safety of their friends and themselves.

If people do not have to worry about the stores being closed on sunday, it will just lead to less planning and more unsafe spur of the moment drunking.

Posted by: MarilynManson | November 9, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Finally, MoCo does something I agree with. There's no good reason to close liquor stores one day a week.

Posted by: reiflame1 | November 9, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

It will cut down on the mad rush Friday evening. I doubt being open Sunday will add to ETOH abuse.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 9, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Good move!

Posted by: soccerhead | November 9, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

This is great news especially for DC residents. We had to drive to Anne Arundell county or a few shops in PG for Sunday licquor, now it is a short stop in Silver Spring.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 9, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I mean we let transvestites into the opposite sex bathrooms,,,, why not sell liquor too....

Posted by: kenayers1 | November 10, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

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