“I can say now for certain that there will be permits issued tomorrow.” Those were the words of Carolyn Beck, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission spokeswoman.
The TABC will issue permits for more than 80 stores to sell alcohol in Lubbock today. Many stores, such as United and Wal-Mart, have already begun preparing to sell alcohol by creating space to stock supplies. If you’ve shopped at any number of grocery stores in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed the extra space.
Because we haven’t been able to purchase alcohol in Lubbock for decades, they are anticipating crowds to be pretty large to begin with. So, if you want to get some alcohol, I’d go a little early.
“Distributors who will deliver to the stores across the city warned of a chaotic start but smooth business within two weeks.
United needed a day to reprogram cash registers to check IDs, Owens said. Wal-Mart expected some similar growing pains.
‘If everything works out, we’re hoping for the weekend,’ said Kirk Davis, market grocery manager.”
Source: The Lubbock Avelanche Journal