Local option; 7 counties are completely wet, 13 counties have at least one dry city; cities may allow on on-premises consumption license for every 3,000 people, one license for off-premise (package liquor) for every 7,500 of its population; licensee may employ 15-year-old as stock clerk working with liquor if permit is obtained; state restricts issuing new licenses, driving up the prices licensees may sell their licenses on the open market; corporate-owned market chains such as Trader Joe’s limited to selling alcohol at only two stores statewide (2016).


Patrons of legal drinking age at restaurants may take away an unfinished bottle of wine using special “doggy bags” for the wine but the bag must be placed in the trunk of the car if they are driving.

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