Lubbock stores ready to sell alcohol - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/11/09

Lubbock stores ready to sell alcohol

By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On Saturday 65% of Lubbock County residents voted in favor of the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off premise consumption.

Now that Lubbock County is officially wet, some grocery and convenience stores couldn't be more ready to revamp their Lubbock locations.

"I personally thought it was going to be far closer if not potentially fail but clearly the voters spoke and they spoke openly and honestly about what their preference is and we are very pleased with the outcome," said 7-Eleven Market Manager Ryan Suttles. 

Suttles says selling beer and wine in his 22 stores could only be a positive. "In our industry, a typical facility, 1/3 of their total sales revenue is going to come out of the beer category. So for simply mathematics if a company is presently doing a $100,000 a month we would anticipate roughly $130,000 a month and that's huge for us and it's very positive," said Suttles. 

There are nine United Supermarkets in Lubbock and Spokesman Eddie Owens says he hopes to get permits from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for all of them.

He says three of those stores would need special permission because they are within 300 feet of a church, school, or public hospital. "We will have to get some variances from the school district on three of our stores and that will be another part of our process that we will have to work through," said Owens. 

But both chains are taking safety precautions, by requiring their employees to get certified by the TABC. "That is not mandatory that is something we are doing on our own," said Owens.   

"We're going to institute 100% of alcoholic purchases will require photo identification," said Suttles. 

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Decision 2009 Election Coverage
Get all of the latest election news & updates, including voting locations, in the Decision 2009 Election section.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:13:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:15:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

  • Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

    Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:21 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:15:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

    The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:34:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:14:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

Powered by Frankly