You Will Soon Be Able to Drink While You Grocery Shop in St. Charles

Aldermen in St. Charles this week decided that you will now be able to consume alcohol at grocery stores with designated serving areas. Here's more:

St. Charles grocery stores with a designated serving area will be able to sell glasses of wine, beer or spirits for shoppers to drink on site, aldermen decided in a split vote Monday.

The concept stems from a request by the Blue Goose Market to build a wine bar where customers can sit and order an alcoholic beverage, or carry it with them while browsing the store. The city council voted 5-4 without discussion to update its liquor code accordingly.

The change is restricted to St. Charles stores with the primary purpose of selling groceries, rather than other merchandise, police Chief James Keegan said. The ordinance is based off a similar law in Bloomingdale, which has a Mariano's with a bar inside.

I already buy too many groceries. This would probably put me over the edge. LOL. Do you like the idea?

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