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Buying Beer on Sunday: Will You Change Your Buying Habits?

It's the big question that liquor stores are trying to answer.

STATE HOUSE--You can now buy alcoholic beverages on Sunday in Indiana. It's a change in the law that has made people who have been lobbying for it happy, but it may not have a huge impact on the economy.

"We're getting ready for staffing," said Jon Synder, owner of Crown Liquor, talking to RTV6. "This came about a little bit earlier than expected. But, we're ready."

When asked if he though it would affect sales he responded, "That's the big question a lot of us liquor store owners are asking state wide. We'll just have to wait and see."

Chris Gahl, vice-president of Visit Indy, told Inside Indiana Business TV, that he doesn't believe it will have a large impact on the bottom line.

"I think off the bat consumers will find the novelty in going on Sunday and picking up cold beer. But, in the long run I don't know if it will impact consumer behaviors, whether it's football season or not. Good for the state to bring our policy up to speed. But, not necessarily consumers changing their mind in the long run," he said.

If you plan to buy beer on Sunday, you have to do it between noon and 8 p.m.

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