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Tue December 28, 2010

Liquor at the Supermarket

Oklahoma City, OK – Business leaders look to change Okla. liquor laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City business leaders are organizing talks with legislators and the state alcohol industry about changing state law to allow the sale of wine and strong beer in Oklahoma grocery stores.

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President Roy Williams tells The Oklahoman the state's liquor laws are "archaic" and pose an inconvenience to shoppers.

Currently, grocery and convenience stores can only sell low-point beer. Wine, strong beer and liquor must be bought at licensed liquor stores, bars and restaurants.

State liquor retailers and distributors have for years lobbied against efforts to put wine and strong beer in grocery stores.

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)