It’s no bottles of full-strength beer on the wall for Colorado convenience stores, The Denver Post reports. The House Finance Committee on Wednesday ended the hopes of corner stores to sell higher-alcohol suds when it voted 8-3 to kill House Bill 1186, a move that liquor stores called “great for small businesses.
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The Durango Herald: The Legislature killed the latest effort by convenience stores to sell full-strength beer on Wednesday. House Bill 1186 died in a 3-8 vote in the House Finance Committee. It would have let convenience stores – but not grocery stores – sell full-strength beer. It would not have allowed sales of wine or hard liquor. “Forty-four other states allow convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. Why not Colorado?” said the sponsor, Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs.