Sunday sales credited for Colorado alcohol tax revenue hike
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – An industry group says Colorado’s alcohol tax revenues have increased 6 percent since Sunday liquor sales took effect last year.
New state figures show that tax revenue from spirits, beer and wine generated through liquor store sales grew to $36.3 million from $34.3 million from July 1, 2008, through June 30.
The Distilled Spirits Council attributes the increase to a law approved last year that allowed liquor stores in Colorado to stay open on Sunday. Nationally, liquor sales rose by only 2 percent from last year.
But some liquor store owners say their overall sales are flat. Steve Joyce of Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins says Sunday has been the slowest day of the week and has cut into business on other days.
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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com