Oklahoma Liquor Stores Closing after Wine in Grocery Law

Oklahoma lost 18 retail liquor stores in just the first month after grocery stores and convenience stores were allowed to sell full strength beer and wine on October 1, 2018. The Sooner State had 645 liquor stores and now has 627 — between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, according to data from the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission.

In October 2017, a year before State Question 792 became law, Oklahoma had 684 liquor stores, marking an 8.3 percent drop in one year. The state has seen an increase  of over 13% in the number of retail beer and wine licenses at grocery stores and convenience stores.

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