EASTON, Conn. Easton residents cant buy liquor in town on any day of the week, so the new law that allows retail liquor, beer and wine sales on Sundays wont have an impact.
There are no package stores or grocery stores that sell beer in town, so the law doesnt apply to Easton, said Phillip Doremus, the town's zoning enforcement officer.
In fact, there are only a few retail establishments of any kind in Easton because zoning regulations established in 1941 prohibit the opening of a retail business. The few existing businesses opened before 1941, he said, and were allowed to remain after the law was passed. They are not permitted to expand, so they are unable to sell liquor in the future.
The town voted to allow liquor sales, he said, so Easton is not a dry town. The Connecticut Golf Club is the only establishment in town that sells liquor, he said.
Matthew Kipp, who works at the Easton Village Store, which doesnt sell beer, said, Legally we cant sell liquor here. Its been that way for decades, and it wont change much.
Easton residents seeking to purchase liquor on Sunday can go to Redding Wine & Spirits on Black Rock Turnpike in Redding, which plans to start Sunday sales on Memorial Day weekend. Well try it out and see how it works, said Chris Meyer, from Bethel, who works in the store.
Everyones used to it and shops Saturdays for Sundays," he said. "Its never been an issue for us. I dont want to do it, but well see what happens."
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