Some Wichita liquor store owners continue to whine about the local ordinance change that allows them to make money on Sundays, starting this coming Sunday (unless a local petition drive meets its numbers goal, in which case it will be on the ballot Aug. 7).
They should give it a rest.
Why should liquor stores be immune from the market decisions that other businesses have to make about whether it’s worth staying open on Sundays?
The bottom line is, they don’t have to open on Sundays â€” nothing in the law forces them to do so. They say it’s not so simple: Competition will pressure them. Well, that’s the free market.
They should simply decide whether it’s in their economic or personal interests to sell on Sundays. And stop complaining.
posted by Randy Scholfield
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