Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Boston Globe: "Liquor store giant Total Wine enters fray on Question 3"

"The mom-and-pop package stores in Massachusetts now can identify an enemy in their Question 3 ballot campaign: retail giant Total Wine & More.

Question 3 represents the latest round in a debate that has lasted for years over the limits on how many retail, or “off-premises,” alcohol licenses can be controlled by any one company in this state. It’s a fight that has long pitted small, independent liquor stores against larger retail chains that want the right to sell alcohol more broadly.

This ballot question would, among other things, somewhat loosen those caps, by increasing the number of locations under one corporate owner that can sell beer and wine from 9 to 18 over the course of a decade. However, it would also reduce the number of locations with common ownership that can sell hard alcohol from nine to seven."
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1 comment:

  1. It’s always nice to see both sides on a question BUT there is more behind this. If you say YES to question 3 it will add more licenses in the state. The reason Total wants you to say no is that they want more than 9 total locations. They want an unlimited number so they can place stores all over MA.
    You need to decide if it’s convenient to have unlimited OR if it’s safe to control and allow expansion with limits.
    Please think of exposure and VOTE YES on 3.