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A new bill is being considered in New York state that would amend the alcoholic beverage control law, allowing wine to be sold at food markets in New York City. This would give New Yorkers the convenience of being able to purchase wine at the same place they buy their groceries.
"We only sell two products -- wine and liquor," noted Michael Correra, a Bay Ridge liquor store owner and the executive director of the Metropolitan Package Store Association.
However, liquor store owners are opposed to the bill, as they believe it will hurt their business. They argue that selling wine in supermarkets will result in a loss of customers for liquor stores, as people will choose to buy their wine along with their groceries instead.
"There is a tremendous amount of competition that already exists among licensed beverage stores" said Michael Correra.