Top Stories 2012: Sunday Liquor Sales Come To Weston

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Jamie Vavrek works Sundays at Peter's Spirit Shop in Weston.
Jamie Vavrek works Sundays at Peter's Spirit Shop in Weston. Photo Credit: Ken Liebeskind

WESTON, Conn. – The introduction of Sunday liquor sales in Connecticut, which began May 20 after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill, was one of the top stories in 2012.

Weston's Peter's Spirit Shop on Weston Road jumped right in and opened for business May 20.

Business was strong right away, with the Memorial Day fair boosting traffic on May 27, according to store owner Larry Vavrek.

His son, Jamie, who works Sundays, said, "We were very busy the second Sunday, because the fair spiked beer sales. We were significantly less busy last Sunday, but still busy.”

Larry Vavrek said traffic was slower on Saturdays, possibly because the opening on Sundays spread the business out.

He looked forward to continued traffic on Sundays. “Consumers love Sunday sales from the convenience perspective,” he said. “Having Peter’s Market open boosts business and makes it valuable for me.”

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