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Here's a look at which businesses are extending off-sale liquor hours

Here's a look at which businesses are extending off-sale liquor hours

A new ordinance extending off-sale liquor hours for Rochester businesses went into effect on Friday, according to the city clerk's office.

The new rules — which were first adopted by the city council last week — allow liquor stores and breweries to sell alcohol Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m (only breweries can sell growlers and crowlers on Sunday).

Businesses, however, are not required to extend their hours, evidenced by a number of liquor stores deciding to keep their original hours. The former ordinance prohibited off-sale liquor purchases after 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 p.m. on Friday.

Extending hours

  • Cub Foods: Mon-Sat until 10 p.m.
  • Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits: Mon-Sat until 10 p.m.
  • Trader Joe's: Mon-Sat until 9 p.m.
  • Andy's Liquor: Mon-Thurs until 9 p.m., Fri-Sat until 10 p.m. (effective Oct. 19)

Not extending hours

  • Apollo Liquor
  • Silver Lake Liquor

Waiting to make decision*

  • Buckeye Liquor
  • Northwest Liquors
  • Plaza Liquors
  • Woody's Liquor

*As of this writing


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