It doesn't seem like too terribly long ago that the only beer that you could purchase in the state of Colorado in places like grocery stores, convenience stores, and big box stores was limited to a mere 3.2% alcohol content by volume.

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However, for what many argued as the sake of convenience, the law was changed to allow full-strength beer, and eventually wine, to be sold outside of designated liquor stores, much to the chagrin of local mom-and-pop liquor store proprietors.

Locally owned and operated liquor stores account for the vast majority of these types of establishments in the state and recent developments, or lack of developments as it were, have once again appeared to threaten the livelihood of these small businesses across the state of Colorado.

What's Going on With Liquor Store Laws in Colorado?

The recent decisions made by Colorado lawmakers don't necessarily impact the everyday business practices of mom-and-pop liquor stores in a direct way, but overall threaten the livelihood of these establishments by, in theory, giving more freedom to corporate chains which would negatively affect sales of the independent stores.

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Earlier this week, House Bill 1373, which outlines restrictions on the alcohol content of products sold by non-liquor stores was postponed indefinitely by a 3-4 vote, causing concern among numerous independent liquor stores in places like Glenwood Springs, Frisco, Silverthorne, and beyond.

According to representatives from numerous independent Colorado liquor stores, because the cost of rent and product remain unaffected while sales have been impacted greatly, the only way to maintain a business of this nature is to reduce personnel.

Check out the full story here.

[Summit Daily]

The Grand Valley's Favorite Liquor Stores

If you're stocking up on booze for the weekend, you probably have a go-to liquor store in the Grand Valley.

Sometimes it's the closest one to your house, the closest one to your work, or maybe the one that is the only store in town that carries your favorite beer.

Regardless of the reason, many of us have a favorite local liquor store.

We asked a question on Facebook asking what your favorite local liquor store is, and here are the results.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Abandoned Colorado Liquor Store Looks Straight From a Scary Movie

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

A tiny, old drive-thru liquor store in Colorado is totally abandoned and looks like it belongs in a scary movie.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Tour Abandoned Colorado Gentlemen’s Club Prior to Demolition

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

A gentlemen’s club in Colorado closed its doors for good back in 2016 following a murder, but a walk-through prior to its demolition was documented on film.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde