Governor Holcomb signs Sunday alcohol bill, residents react

It's been about 85 years, but Governor Holcomb signed the bill to pass Sunday alcohol sales.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 6:04 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2018 9:42 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- It's been about 85 years, but Wednesday Governor Holcomb officially signed the bill to pass Sunday alcohol sales.

Now residents in the area are ready to crack open a cold one.

"I think they should've done it a long time ago," said Andrew Bolds.

Bolds is one of many who plans to take advantage of Sunday sales.

"I think it's great. Long over due," said Eric Nevogt.

Customers, like Nevogt, are especially looking forward to it during the summer months.

"I shall. Probably on the fourth," Nevogt said when asked if he'll buy on Sundays.

"It's going to be really convenient with the spring time and the summer time coming along," said Dillon Henschen, another customer.

At Belmont Beverage that's when they're expecting Sunday sales to pick up at all 33 locations.

"I'm optimistic that with Summer coming along, spring to summer, warmer weather, barbecues, we're outside, volleyball, softball, family reunions, that'll start to build it," said Gary Gardner, chief operations manager at Belmont Beverage.

Gardner said as business picks up hours may be extended.

"All the other states that have done it, they've gone in with shortened hours as well. I would imagine after a period of time they'll be lengthened," he said.

For now, from Noon to 8:00 p.m. Indiana can hit the liquor stores on Sundays starting the first weekend of March.

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