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 An amendment raised the limit to one milligram per serving, allowing sales in package stores and cannabis dispensaries. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 1 May 2024 Known as the land of steady habits, Connecticut has one of the strongest systems in the country for package stores. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 7 Jan. 2024 But Cronin, representing the package stores, said that the idea has legal problems. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 7 Jan. 2024 With the Type 5 package stores, DABS receives only $4.73 of the markup, and the store pockets the other $9.20. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2023 Read full article Governor Charlie Baker this week recommended his second batch of pardons in two weeks, proposing forgiveness for three people for decades-old convictions including intent to distribute cocaine and stealing alcohol from a package store. Sam Doran,, 27 Oct. 2022 Also, the auditors said, DABS isn’t collecting earmarks from Type 5 package agencies as promptly as from other package stores. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2023 The space was originally used as a package store in the 1940s and later expanded into a piano lounge. Maddy Zollo Rusbosin, Southern Living, 18 July 2023 On Sunday, all package stores in South Boston will close at 4:00 p.m. Tonya Alanez,, 16 Mar. 2023

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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 22 Jul. 2024.

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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