County should consider store sales, too
Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:33 AM
While it appears voters in Greenwood County will in November have an opportunity to decide whether Sunday alcohol sales should be allowed in bars and restaurants outside the city limits, County Council is only cracking the door, not throwing it wide open.
What we mean is Council apparently is not prepared to address the broader issue, which is whether to put before the voters a referendum on whether to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol in convenience and grocery stores.
That is something Council should consider — if not this November, then perhaps in another election year. But soon.
Greenwood County is growing, and its growth includes a number of people coming from areas where they are very much accustomed to being able to buy a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine seven days a week.
We hear some of you who are saying we've gone from preachin' to meddlin' now. Enter a convenience or grocery store on Sundays now and what do you see? The beer and wine are still there. Does it really make a difference whether the items are bought on Saturday as opposed to Sunday? We don't think so. After all, they will most assuredly be consumed on Sunday.