Thursday the Senate Regulated Industries Committee heard a bill that would allow supermarkets and big box stores to sell liquor.
“Part of the bill are two components the first eliminates a state mandate on the separate location and entry for the sale of one class of alcoholic beverage,” says Sen. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton).
He says supermarkets shouldn’t need a separate establishment to shelve liquor.
Florida would be the 18th state to allow distilled spirits to be sold in grocery stores. At least one industry group views the proposal as a step forward.