Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday Liquor Sales: Full Steam Ahead

On Monday May 14, 2012 Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act 12-17 making Sunday liquor sales legal in the state of Connecticut. Even with the new law, some towns still prohibit the sale of alcohol entirely, and some still ban the sale of liquor on Sundays. Bridgewateris the last “dry” town in Connecticut, and though it is not dry, no alcohol is sold in the town of Easton. Wilton, Connecticut has a town ordinanceprohibiting liquor sales on Sunday, and the town law trumps the new state law. Sunday sales will start this Sunday, May 20, 2012 for stores in those towns that haven’t banned Sunday sales. Individual store owners will decide whether to stay open on Sundays or not.