Memphis residents to vote on wine in grocery stores

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This November, Memphis voters will decide whether they want wine sold in grocery stores.

At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Shelby County Election Commission verified the last of the 13,372 signatures necessary for the vote.

Residents of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington will also vote on allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores.

Unincorporated Shelby County did not have enough signatures for the referendum to make the ballot.

Election day is November 4.


  • Jets

    Oh, puh-leeze!! He is certainly inarticulate as a spokesperson for the liquor lobby. People can decide for themselves where to shop for alcoholic beverages; we don’t need or want politicians or self-serving industry lobbyists deciding “what’s best for us.” Memphis was dry when I moved here in 1968. Allowing liquor by the drink and package stores hasn’t turned the place into Sodom and Gomorrah. Let adults make their own decisions. I am delighted to have an opportunity to vote on this issue. (Flexing button selection finger in anticipation of Election Day …)

  • Keith In Granite Falls, WA.

    We in Washington State have wine and even hard liquor for sale in grocery stores and the world has NOT ended!
    The politicians have found it a real cash cow and REALLY tax it to death!
    They did the same with Pot and it is cheaper to buy ilegal pot than at the approved stores (NOT in grocery stores).
    I see NO logic in this other it is now legal to smoke it here.

  • Donaknowsitall

    Just like anything else, if not voted for and allowed, it will continue to be bought elsewhere. Hell, try Wal-Mart – they sell beer and to me that’s just as bad as any wine.

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