Blue Mound Liquor Manager Kenny Rolling greets his customers with a smile. But when it comes to a proposed legislation allowing liquor stores to stay open on Sundays and holidays, he has concerns.
"There really is no evidence that the extra day of sales will lead to extra revenue but it does accrue an extra day of expenses," Rolling said.
Rollings says staying open on Sundays would cost him about 15 to 17 percent more in expenses. Not to mention, he says, he would have to hire extra workers.
"We're not seeing that it's a sound business decision to do that," Rolling said.
Small liquor store owners say if this bill passes it could eventually put them out of business.
"If we expand to Sunday sales then we expand to wine in the liquor stores. Then we end up having full liquor stores in grocery stores, similar to how South Dakota has it. And currently in Minnesota there are a lot of mom and pop liquor stores," Rolling said.
Supporters of this bill say selling liquor on Sunday's is a matter on convenience and this is simply an old law.