Wine in grocery stores bill advances

March 7, 2013 10:23AM

The Associated Press gets Beacon Center CEO Justin Owen’s reaction to the passage of the wine in grocery stores bill out of a House subcommittee.

Justin Owen, president of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free market think tank, applauded the advance of the bill in both chambers of the General Assembly. “The vast majority of states already sell wine in grocery stores, and it’s not had this catastrophic result,” Owen said. “Ultimately, the liquor stores have a monopoly over the product now, and that’s bad.”

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