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It maybe more than a liability issue.....

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Posted by Juggy D Beerman on March 18, 2011 at 15:48:55:

In Reply to: Re: No booze on Wal Mart property posted by bootlegks on March 18, 2011 at 12:22:23:

It could also have something to do with the liquor laws. I realize the Sam's Club circuit does not have a contest in Missouri, but that rule would apply here. Since the Sam's Clubs here have a Missouri liquor license, for package sales only, they are in violation of liquor laws if they allow consumption of alcoholic beverages on their property.

The only way they can allow consumption on the premises is if they have a license to sell intoxicating beverages by the drink. There is also a catch to this. If you have a license to sell liquor by the drink, only those beverages purchased on the premises can be consumed on the premises. These premises boundries are also defined in the liquor license. This means you cannot bring your own beer and drink it in the lot, if they are selling beer in that same lot. It would be the same thing as bringing your beer into a bar and drinking it instead of buying it from the bartender.

This is the reason why at the American Royal, you are required to purchase your intoxicating beverages from the Royal as they vend beer in the parking lots.

Liquor laws in Missouri are confusing, strange and sometimes conflicting. My favorite three examples are these. For one, 3.2% (alcohol by weight) is classified as a non-intoxicating beverage. Another is, it is illegal to give a beer to an elephant. The last one is, if you send your minor child to take the garbage can to the street and there are empty liquor or beer bottles in that can, your child is in possession of an open container.

More information than you really wanted to know.........

Beers to all,


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