City Desk

Sunday Liquor Sales Could Start in a Few Weeks

Thanks to Mayor Vince Gray, it's now a little easier to get your drink on in D.C., starting today. Not like we needed the help.

Gray signed the D.C. Council's omnibus alcohol bill yesterday, meaning that the  the following changes to D.C. booze law go into effect today:

  • Businesses can now apply for "wine pub" permits.
  • Grocery stores, liquor stores and brew pubs can now sell growler-sized 64-ounce beer containers, which were previously only legally sold in breweries.
  • Liquor stores can apply for a license to sell on Sundays.

The end of the Sunday liquor ban might be the biggest news here. While liquor stores can't start selling quite yet, Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration spokesman Bill Hager says the first round of Sunday liquor permits should be issued in a few weeks.

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