After losing last year’s bid to sell beer and wine, supermarkets and convenience stores are putting their efforts behind legislation to let them sell full-strength beer.
The movement has caused alarm among liquor store owners like Scott Risley of Super Liquor Mart at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Pierce Street.
“It’ll put a lot of stores out of business,” Risley said. “How could it not?”
He said there would be no way for the smaller stores to compete with the bulk buying power of large, interstate grocery chains.