Kansas liquor stores don’t want you buying hooch at Hy-Vee, thanks very much

Last month, the Kansas Senate endorsed a bill that would finally — finally! — allow grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength liquor, beer and wine. Kansas’ arcane liquor laws are the reason that, should you shop at the Hy-Vee on State Line Road, you have to go all the way across the street to the separate Hy-Vee liquor store to buy your booze because it’s technically located in Missouri. This is exhausting.

But not everyone is happy about the potential glut of real hooch. In fact, Kansas liquor-store owners are leading a grassroots campaign to stop the bill.

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