One battle that has been brewing on capital hill is over and it has opponents in high spirits today. Yesterday the bill that would have allowed grocery and convenience stores to sell full strength beer was shot down.
Currently those stores are only allowed to sell the 3.2% beer.
The proposed change was met with protest from liquor store owners and this victory is one that they say will save their business.
Eleni Sica, owner of Crossroads Wine and Spirits is very excited, "I'm very pleased that this law did not go into effect. The convenience stores and grocery stores were complaining about loosing $7500 a year in profit versus the $80,000 that we would stand to loose".
Those in support of the measure argued that allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell full strength beer would have help their sales, which have suffered since liquor stores have been able to sell on Sundays.