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Indiana lawmakers shelf Sunday liquor sales debate

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It looks likes liquor stores will still be closed on Sundays and the beer aisle at your grocery store will be off limits, at least for this legislative session.

Lawmakers decided Wednesday to shelve the issue once again.

"I was really bummed to hear that, because everybody else is making money off it. We're not," says Naomi Amaya of South Bend.

Hearing the news Wednesday, Hoosiers say they're a little disappointed that the ban on Sunday alcohol sales will continue.

"I think it's pretty stupid, they should just let them do it," says Annie

Amaya says, "This state can use that revenue, a lot! I can't believe that Hoosiers need to go to Michigan and spend their money over there."

There's at least one man who's happy to see talk about Sunday sales, stop.

When we first talked to A.J. Rodino of Rodino Liquor a couple weeks ago, he told us ending the ban would be bad news for his business.

"What it is going to do is put a quarter of all liquor stores out of business. It's just going to dilute the sales throughout the week. I don't think it's going to entice people to buy anymore," says Rodino.

Other businesses disagree, saying they want to provide convenience to their customers and the decision to delay debate is disappointing.

I think we made a convincing case that customers want convenience in the
marketplace. They want price competition. They want to do all their shopping on the second-busiest shopping day of the week, and House Bill 1146 would have done that," says Grant Monahan of the Indiana Retail Council.

It's up to the House Public Policy Committee Chairman to decide whether the bill gets a vote.
He said he didn't hear any compelling reasons during a public hearing last week for changing the law.

Meantime shoppers say they'll just continue to hop the border on Sunday if they need to.

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