Quick – which US states are the only ones not to sell booze on Sundays?
How about Indiana and Connecticut being the two remaining islands of purity… but not for long.
You see, this past Tuesday, the Nutmeg State finally decided to give in, with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy agreeing to sign a bill allowing alcohol sales on the long-taboo day of the week (long as in the 1650s).
I was pretty shocked to hear that Connecticut still subscribed to this blue law, especially considering the amount of New York heavies living the good life in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, etc. Similarly, what about all the folks in Hartford still lamenting the loss of the Whale? Tough times indeed.
The reason for this change is pretty simple – and hard to believe it took this long to remedy – people have been traveling to New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to get their Sunday fix. They won’t have to make this pilgrimage much longer. As soon as the pen hits paper, Connecticuters will have the same liberties as most of the rest of us (sorry, Jimmy Chitwood), and be able to stock up on booze at the corner store any day of the week. That’s what America’s all about.
Or if you can’t wait – just find the local Indian casino, eh Bruins?
H/t to HuffPo for the scoop.