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Wine Sales Approved for Hundreds of Tennessee Grocery Stores

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Tennessee’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission says more than half of the state’s grocery stores have received a license to sell wine under a new state liquor law.

ABC executive director Clay Byrd says the approved list of retailers includes 72 Kroger stores, 104 Wal-Mart stores and 16 Sam’s Clubs.  

Lawmakers approved the wine-in grocery stores legation in 2014.  

Since January, the ABC has received 499 applications and had issued 398 conditional letters of approval allowing stores to stock wine, but not sell it until the law takes effect July 1st.  

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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