package store


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An armed robber targeted a package store in West Hartford on Wednesday night, police said. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2023 Executive director Lance Lively said package store owners are fine with the liquor sales restrictions. Dallas News, 21 Dec. 2022 The Hunter Beer Parlor, a combination bar and package store at Fourth Avenue and C Street, may have been one of the more dignified establishments. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Nov. 2022 The folks at The Nook on Robinson — a way-fun beer bar and package store in the Milk District — are champions of both campy movie nights and local beer, sours included. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2022 Investigators strung up crime scene tape in the parking lot between the dollar store and a package store on Wesley Chapel Road after the man was shot around 5 a.m. Chelsea Prince, ajc, 7 June 2022 My father had only two hours between his early shift at the post office and his night job at a package store. Eileen Mcnamara,, 3 Mar. 2022 The incident itself began the night of Aug. 12, 2019, when Clark and the man known as Confidential Witness 7 were confronted by Eaddy near a package store on Henry Street and Dixwell Avenue, court records show. Zach Murdock,, 14 Sep. 2021 Ravi Patel grew up helping out in his father’s package store, The Grog Shop of Meriden. Susan Dunne,, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of package store was circa 1918

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“Package store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

package store

: a store that sells alcoholic beverages only in containers that may not be opened in the store

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