Texas liquor stores will be shut for the new year. New Year’s Day occurred with Christmas and is happening once more.
According to KFDA, Texas liquor outlets are required to close on the Monday after the holiday if it occurs on a Sunday, which results in a 61-hour closure.
A law supported by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission led to the shutdown.
Everybody has to be wise and make some preparations, according to Scott Sturgeon, owner of the liquor store Party Stop.
The following opportunity to visit a liquor store will not be until Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. after outlets close on Saturday at 9 p.m.
The planning continues this year, the store owners claim.
“Next year is likely to be even worse. Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and also that Sunday will all be closed,” according to Charles Leard, owner of M&R Liquor. “So, it will be a little wild.”
However, customers won’t be able to purchase alcohol on New Year’s Day, store owners claimed that since the Christmas season is one of their busiest times of the year, it does provide employees some much-needed time off.
“The fact that the workers get two days off is fantastic because it only happens occasionally, every few years. Otherwise, we don’t usually have days off,” Leard stated.
Owners of liquor stores said they also wanted to highlight the importance of responsible drinking.