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The future of 600 independently owned liquor stores in Queens-and liquor stores across the state-could be in jeopardy if a senate bill that would permit supermarkets to sell wine were to become law.
The bill would allow grocery stores and supermarkets to obtain a license to sell wine on their premises, which opponents say could lead to a fierce price competition that could put the mom-and-pop stores out of business.
Michael Correra, the head of Metropolitan Package Store Association, said that the legislation would cripple small stores and potentially put many people out of work.
The legislation would cripple small stores and potentially put many people out of work.