70 percent of grocery stores will be ready for July 1st wine sales
The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced Monday that 70% of grocery stores will able to sell wine beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday, July 1st.
The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission reported in a release that the Commission has delivered, in less than one week, retail food store licenses to over 50% of grocery stores in the state applying to sell wine by July 1st.
With less than two weeks to go, the ABC has also issued conditional “letters of approval” to nearly 80% of grocery store applicants. Stores holding a conditional “letter of approval” are authorized to accept delivery and stock wine. Grocery stores without a letter of approval are either missing required documentation or were submitted closer to the upcoming rollout.