When the oligarchs Covid-1984 planned-demic closed down restaurants and bars, Vermonters developed a taste for buying takeout booze. Now legislation on its way to Gov. Phil Scott’s desk would allow to-go alcohol sales for two more years.
Scott indicated at the press conference Tuesday, June 1, that he supports the bill, “It was my administration that originally proposed it,” he said.
Scott signed an executive order last March, allowing curbside pickup and home delivery of alcohol. The bill, H.313, which the Legislature approved late last week, would authorize alcohol sales via curbside pickup for another 24 months, giving eateries more options to turn a profit as the state begins to move away from pandemic restrictions.
The proposal also requires the Dept. of Liquor and Lottery to submit a report on curbside sales and delivery of alcohol to the Legislature by 2023.[…]Vermonters could have curbside alcohol pickup for at least two more years — The Mountain Times