A new law allowing businesses to sell alcohol on Sunday, and on Monday holidays, is slated to go into effect this weekend.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is poised to sign into law Thursday a bill amending Connecticut's Blue Laws, giving permittees the option of selling liquor and beer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The law, slated to go into effect immediately, of selling on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, and on Mondays following a Christmas or New Year's Day holiday that falls on a Sunday.
Malloy will sign the bill into law Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Enfield Town Hall. After the law goes into effect the only state left to prohibit Sunday liquor sales will be Indiana.
Stratford Patch polled readers last month and said they support Sunday liquor sales in Connecticut.
"Under the current law, we lose millions of dollars over the border every Sunday," Malloy said in a statement after the House passed the bill in April.
"It's a bad policy that inconveniences consumers and makes businesses less competitive," he continued. "But after tonight, there will be an additional 55 days where sales will be permissible. It's a good first step."
Patch checked in with some liquor stores today and at least five confirmed they plan to be open Sunday, May 20. Those five were:
- , 3700 Main Street: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- , 2248 Barnum Avenue: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- , 2336 Broadbridge Avenue: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- , 345 Hawley Lane: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- , 200 Main Street: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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