Colorado

Apr 8, 2010 11:04 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado grocery stores seeking liquor sale rights

Colorado lawmakers have given initial approval to a plan that would allow a grocery store to transfer ownership of a liquor store license.

The measure approved Wednesday by the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee would also allow businesses to convert a retail liquor store license to a liquor-licensed drug store. The bill now goes to the House Finance Committee.

Earlier this year, convenience stores lost their bid to sell full-strength beer following opposition from liquor store owners and craft breweries.

The same coalition has killed previous attempts by convenience stores and supermarkets to make inroads in the liquor business.

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