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Don’t expect bill allowing wine sales in grocery stores to be approved

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The proposal permitting wine sales in New York grocery stores is expected to be shelved for the year.

Top Democrats have indicated the lack of legislative consensus as reason for the delay.

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Additionally, a comprehensive legislative package aimed at revising New York’s alcohol laws, despite receiving a series of recommended changes and Governor Kathy Hochul’s support for extending liquor sale hours, also appears improbable.

The issue of selling wine in grocery stores has been a contentious one, with grocery stores advocating for more consumer choices, and liquor stores, largely small businesses, voicing concerns about potential threats to their business model.