Tennesseans were able to walk into a liquor store on a Sunday and buy alcohol this weekend.
Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Friday which included the following provisions:
- It now permits liquor stores to be open and operating seven days a week
- The bill is delaying Sunday wine sales in grocery stores until Jan. 1
- Allows retail package stores and food stores to operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
While liquor stores can open on Sunday, not all of them will.
Of 25 wine and liquor stores around Knoxville 10News called, 17 said they will open on Sundays. The remaining said no or were unsure if they would.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, the following stores opened:
- Downtown Wine and Spirits: 407 S. Gay St.
- Corks wine and Spirits: 116 Central St.
- Toddy's Liquor and Wine: 5110, 4821 Kingston Pike (12-7 p.m.)
- Pop's Wine and Liquor: 603 E Emory R. #109. (12-6 p.m.)
- East End Liquor & Wine Shoppe: 5406 Asheville Hwy.
- Bob's Liquor Wine: 220 N Winston Rd. (1-6 p.m.)
- Meg's Wine & Spirits: 5454 Millertown Pike (10 a.m. - 11 p.m.)
- University Liquors: 1919 Cumberland Ave. (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
- Southland Spirits and Wine: 211 W Young High Pike #1 (12-6 p.m.)
- Cork and Bottle: 6705 Clinton Hwy. (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Some said that they are waiting until next Sunday, April 29, 2018.
- Raddy's Liquor Center: 2022 N Broadway.
- Broadway Wine and Liquor: 4425 N Broadway
- Little John's Package Store: 1922 E Magnolia Ave. (12-6 p.m.)
- 640 Liquor Store: 4425 Western Ave
- Merchants Wine and Spirits: 112 Cedar Ln.
Some of the stores that gave a thumbs up knew their hours, others were not certain, but the law only allows the stores to be open as early as 10 a.m and no later than 11 p.m.