Could liquor soon be purchased in gas stations in Florida?


Jim Turner reports:

"Should Florida allow Wawa, 7-Eleven or the neighborhood Joe’s Garage, where customers can now buy a six-pack and fill up the car, to also stock fifths of vodka, tequila and rum?

The prolonged legislative battle over repealing a Depression-era law known as the “liquor wall,” which prohibits mixing liquor with groceries in one-stop shopping experiences, has moved from a fight among giant retailers to lawmakers arguing over spirits at gas stations.

The House this week delayed a vote on the proposed repeal (HB 81) because of a provision in the Senate version of the bill (SB 106) that sets a 10,000-square-foot-and-above size limit on gas stations that can receive liquor licenses..."

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