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The liquor store debate in Virginia

Thirteen counties in Virginia don't have a liquor store. If Gov. Bob McDonnell privatizes liquor sales, then independent retailers could open.

 
 

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A patron requests a shot of whiskey from bartender Joyce Howery at Ray's Restaurant in Floyd County, Va. It is one of 13 counties in Virginia that doesn't have a state liquor store. Residents must travel nearly an hour to get liquor to go. Ray's Restaurant is the only establishment that sells liquor by the glass in Floyd. If Gov. McDonnell privatizes liquor sales, then independent retailers in these areas could open.


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Liquor an hour away? McDonnell's plan would give 13 Va. counties some relief.
Article | FLOYD, VA. - Each night, a handful of regulars gather around the circular-shaped bar at Ray's Restaurant on Lazy Lane for a famous Hatcher burger, beer fries and, of course, a drink or two.

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