Hoosiers buy alcohol for first time on a Sunday


Some say it was just part of their shopping day while others wanted to be first to participate in Sunday sales.

The wait is over as Sunday marks the first Sunday in IN state history alcohol is being sold, and people in the Tri-State were taking advantage of it.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed the historic bill into law earlier this week.

The law went into effect immediately.

Local liquor store Big Red Liquors offered a 25 percent discount on all beer, wine and spirits made in IN every Sunday in March to celebrate the legislation.

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In New Albany, Keg Liquors owner Todd Antz said business was steady Sunday. "It's been really great".

Brian Dyer says he has waited a long time for this. "Because Illinois is getting a lot of our revenue and we have to go to Illinois if we want anything to drink".

Liquor stores across Evansville had a constant flow of people celebrating the milestone, taking advantage of the day many have been waiting for.

"It's new and it's special, but I think after that newness wears off, we may have to adjust our hours accordingly", Kerber said.

Indiana's Sunday alcohol sales ban stretched back to the 1800s and often left new residents and visitors to the state bewildered.