package store

noun

Definition of package store

: a store that sells bottled or canned alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises

Examples of package store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Join a few friends on Zoom and pick a few different wines from the same brand or maybe have each member of your wine tasting choose a favorite bottle for everyone to pick up at the package store. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Are you missing vineyard visits during quarantine? Try a virtual wine tasting," 1 July 2020 During the second season, Hall was charged with battery after a bar fight at Ms. Newby’s, a bar and package store in Panama City Beach. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "‘Floribama Shore’ nominated for 4 Reality TV Awards," 17 Apr. 2020 In Alaska, alcohol licenses are limited by population, with one bar, package store, brewery, winery and distillery for every 3,000 people. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Concerts and longer hours could be in store for Alaska breweries, but lawmakers have the final say," 22 Feb. 2020 Hartford: The Department of Consumer Protection reminded residents that package stores must be closed on Christmas Day and on New Years Day, under state law. USA TODAY, "$4 million dome home, owl surprise Christmas guest, cold sea turtles, red snapper: News from around our 50 states," 23 Dec. 2019 The larger chains and stores over the last few years have drastically increased their advertising budgets and visibility, while smaller package stores have been unable to match their efforts. BostonGlobe.com, "Should Massachusetts lift its ban on coupons for beer, wine, and liquor?," 6 Dec. 2019 So when the supermarket industry raised the prospect of another ballot question in 2011, the package stores and their allies in the alcohol distribution industry quickly reached a truce. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Cumberland Farms files ballot question to lift cap on liquor licenses," 8 Aug. 2019 The Birmingham Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying suspects who robbed a package store Wednesday in southwest Birmingham. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al.com, "Police asking public’s help in identifying Birmingham package store robbers," 21 June 2019 From the smallest package stores to large grocery stores, Hoosiers were out Sunday buying alcohol. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Sunday alcohol sales come to Indiana stores for the first time," 4 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of package store

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Package store.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/package%20store. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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package store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of package store

US : a store that sells alcoholic beverages : a liquor store

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