This was not going to be the year that the legislature poured its time and energy into fixing this state's arcane liquor laws. These old laws still have big brewers making watered-down beer for sale in convenience and grocery stores in Colorado -- one of only five states that still call for 3 ... More >>
King Soopers plans to join Safeway and Target in the Denver area by opening a large new store that will carry full-strength beer, wine and possibly spirits. The store, at 4600 Leetsdale Drive in Glendale, will be in a long-vacant Cub Foods, which King Soopers bought four years ago. Renovatio ... More >>
With the ground-breaking for an IKEA store in Centennial this week, Colorado came one step closer to becoming a shopper's mecca. But the state took a step back yesterday when HB 1279, which would have expanded alcohol sales in grocery stores, was killed -- and that means that Coloradans may n ... More >>
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When he was still a student at the University of Denver back in 2002, Blake Harrison led a statewide campaign to allow liquor-store sales on Sundays. Six years later, Colorado finally removed the prohibition on Sunday sales. Harrison's been campaigning to get rid of 3.2 beer -- that weak hol ... More >>
Blake Harrison at a 3.2 taste test hosted by Westword back in 2005.Sick of that 3.2 swill at 7-Eleven? Tired of waiting for legislators to give you permission to buy a bottle of vodka at a grocery store? You may get a chance to change the rules yourself, if Initiative 48 makes the November ba ... More >>
From the week of April 6, 2006
Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
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