If a new bill passes, you might not have to do your beer and wine shopping separate from your groceries. Maryland lawmakers are considering the legislation during this session. It would allow grocery stores in the state to sell beer and wine. In order to qualify for a liquor license under the bill, stores would be required to meet a number of criteria, including offering “a full line of food products” from a number of categories and being located in “priority funding areas.” The legislation excludes smaller markets and bodegas with under 6,000 square feet.
Maryland Considering Bill To Allow Beer, Wine In Grocery Stores
March 4, 2021