Grocery store beer, wine sales subject of new bill

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — Liquor store owners in Eagle and Summit counties are watching intently as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper mulls signing into law or vetoing Senate Bill 197, a bid to head off a ballot initiative that could allow grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine next year.Sponsored by state Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, and overwhelmingly passed with bipartisan support late in the legislative session, SB197 provides a phased pathway to large, chain grocery stores each holding up to 20 liquor licenses during the next 20 years and an unlimited number after that. It also requires grocery stores to …

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