Alabama Looking to Allow Curbside Service

R Street's Cameron Smith has been a strong advocate for improving Alabama's alcohol laws. The state's newest proposed rule change could do just that by allowing curbside delivery. Per, they even struck a requirement in the rule that mandates a minimum store size for this service:

Unless lawmakers intervene, Alabamians later this year could get their beer and wine without having to enter a store.

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board this week approved a rule change allowing grocery stores that offer online ordering to let customers place an order for beer or wine and have it brought to and loaded into the customer's vehicle.

The board Wednesday made one change to the original proposal, striking a requirement that the grocery be at least 30,000 square feet or more. Now, the curbside pickup rule applies to any size store that offers online ordering and meets other requirements, ABC spokesman Dean Argo said Thursday.

Read more about Alabama's booze delivery here.