WARNER ROBINS — Allowing liquor stores to open on Sunday may be more convenient for drinkers, but it hasnt been especially beneficial to liquor store owners.
In the months since voters in several midstate cities approved packaged liquor sales on Sunday, store owners in Warner Robins and Macon say it hasnt helped their bottom line. If anything, it has hurt.
Andre Cates, owner of Andres Liquor Shoppe in Macon, said his overall sales are about the same as before he started opening on Sunday. He voted against Sunday liquor sales and said many other owners felt the same way, but not opening now would mean losing too much business to competitors.
Im invested now, he said. It would be hard to pull out.
Most liquor stores are owner-operated, and Sunday was owners only day