NC liquor sales soar during pandemic
There was some controversy when Gov. Roy Cooper ordered non-essential businesses to close down, including retail stores, but locally run ABC stores were allowed to stay open.Turns out that decision was a boon for business.Posted — Updated
Restaurants were shut down in March and only recently were allowed to reopen with social distancing requirements. With more places now open, sales of liquor are also starting to go back up, combined with the ABC store sales.
From April through June, ABC stores across the state had a combined $341 million in sales. Last year during those same three months, stores sold just $246 million worth of liquor.
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