DCP: Beer, Wine and Spirits May Not be Sold in Stores on Labor Day, September 7th

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Beer, Wine and Spirits May Not be Sold in Stores on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th

Package stores closed, grocery stores can remain open but may not sell beer


HARTFORD, September 4 -- With the Labor Day holiday approaching and good weather projected for the weekend, Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. of the Department if Consumer Protection reminds everyone that with increased traffic on our state highways and roads, we can all play an important role in keeping our communities safe.


“We can all enjoy a safe, pleasant Labor Day holiday weekend if everyone remembers to drink responsibly, avoid driving after drinking, and refrain from serving alcoholic beverages to anyone who appears intoxicated or who is under the legal age of 21,” Farrell said. “Providing alcohol to anyone under 21 or allowing them to drink, is against the law. Not only can the minors be fined for breaking this law, but the persons who knowingly permit minors to have or consume alcohol can be fined, imprisoned, or both.”


“As always, liquor stores will be closed in celebration and remembrance of Labor Day, which this year falls on Monday, September 7th,” Farrell said.  “Grocery stores may be open but are not allowed to sell beer on Monday. Alcohol can be served and purchased for onsite consumption in restaurants, bars and cafes.”


Farrell encouraged persons to visit the State’s new website, www.SetTheRulesCT.org, which outlines Connecticut’s laws concerning alcohol and minors and offers resources and help for adults to “hold the line” against teen drinking.


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Content Last Modified on 9/3/2009 4:14:10 PM