As a now-former liquor store employee, I just want to take a moment and say I told y'all so. I told y'all prices would go up, and they did. But hey, as long as there's easier access, that's all that mattered, right? So long as you could get your breakfast cereal, salmon, tampons, and oh god, BOOZE!!, that was all that mattered. Forget the more than 1,000 people who lost their jobs (because while Costco did do interviews, it also did a hiring freeze). Or the fact that small businesses are going to have to raise prices, and who likes that? Who wants to go to the restaurant or bar when OH MY FUCKING GOD the price of a drink went up?! But hey, you can now go to your local grocer and get all your weekly needs plus a bottle of booze for when y'all just can't handle the kids anymore, all in one stop. Because let's face it, it wasn't about the state selling liquor, it was because we are all a bunch of lazy assholes who have to have everything we need at one stop or it is just too much. As for the idea that prices are going down? You hear that obnoxious laughter that seems to be everywhere? That would be me and other former employees laughing our ass off. Why? 'Cause we told y'all so.
P.S. To all the regular customers who came in, showed support, and wished us well—thank you.