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Sunday carryout alcohol sales begin at Indiana stores

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - People streamed into grocery and liquor stores across Indiana on Sunday as they were able to buy carryout alcohol for the first time.

Indiana's Sunday alcohol sales ban stretched back to the 1800s and often left new residents and visitors to the state bewildered.

Gov. Eric Holcomb joined in the first Sunday purchases, buying some beer from an Indianapolis shop four days after signing the bill allowing alcohol sales noon-8 p.m. on Sundays.

"We thought we stop in on the first day we are allowed to buy legally alcohol in Indiana. We thought we'd buy a beer, just because," shopper Becky Ingerso said. 

At one Lawrenceburg liquor store, an employee said shoppers were waiting at the door before the store opened. Some were hoping to be the first in the state to make the beverage purchase.

"When I got here at noon. I already had two customers waiting to buy beer. Like they were excited. I want to be the first one in Indianan to buy alcohol," they said. 

Liquor store owners had long fought adding the seventh day of sales and are taking different business approaches.

The Big Red Liquors chain is offering Sunday discounts on Indiana-made beer, wine and liquor. The Nick's Liquors chain in northwestern Indiana is choosing to stay closed on Sundays, saying it didn't expect a big jump in sales.

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