Ad Wants Viewers to Rethink Sunday Alcohol Sales

A funny ad by advocates for a repeal of the state's "Blue Laws" spoofs the current rules.


Imagine if cookie sales were banned for sale on Tuesdays? Or fluorescent light bulbs couldn’t be sold on Mondays? In an ad produced by a group that wants to end the ban on Sunday alcohol sales, that’s exactly the scenario presented.

“It’s Tuesday, you know I can’t sell you cookie mix today,” a grocery store clerk tells a hapless shopper.

The ad by the group End CT Blue Laws has nearly 23,000 views on YouTube. The organization consists of the Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association, the Connecticut Food Association and other groups.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the state’s alcohol laws with a number of law changes, including repealing the ban on beer and liquor sales from package and grocery stores on Sunday.

Paula March 05, 2012 at 01:21 PM
In my opinion I think this commercial is trying to trick people. "Create jobs for workers"....really? I don't believe it. Maybe a couple of minimum wage jobs at Walmart?Just remember....the H. B. 5021 is more than just selling alcohol on Sundays. It calls for a host of changes to CT's liquor laws that would put small independently owned package stores at a significant competitive disadvantage. Mostly by allowing big corporate stores like Walmart,Target and others, also supermarkets to sell alcohol at no set minimum price. And they will have the buying power to ge...t the huge volume discounts that the mom and pops stores will not be able to compete with. Gov. Malloy wants you to think it's just about being able to buy alcohol on Sundays and millions of $$$ tax revenue for the state but again it's Big Corporation vs Small Business Owners. Talk with your local package store owners and see how they feel about this bill and try supporting them!!!
Susan Michael March 06, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I agree with Paula. Also, if you pay attention to statistics, when Sunday sales of liquor were opened up in states that banned it their statistics related to drunken driving and fatalities also went up. We don't need liquor to be sold in convenience stores on Sunday. Comparing liquor to cookies is just plain silly.
roy March 06, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Liquor sales are controlled substances. The only reason why these package stores are protected is because they are unable to compete in a free market. If cookies aren't a good analogy, cigarettes should be. If you can purchase smokes in a multitude of environments, and every day of the week, then do the same for alcohol. If a small business can't compete, they should shut down and the owner can find a job.


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