Liquor stores deemed essential businesses in Wisconsin
Gov. Tony Evers' Safer at Home order classifies liquor stores as essential businesses.
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers' Safer at Home order classifies liquor stores as essential businesses.
That means liquor stores don't need special permission to stay open.
"It's been very very busy. Things have ramped up in the past few weeks," Discount Liquor co-owner Tom Greguska said.
With the uncertainty over what's closing and what isn't, Discount Liquor in Milwaukee has seen big-time buying these past few weeks.
"It's like December. It's like Christmastime. People are out buying everything. Whatever they like, whatever their drink of choice is," Greguska said. "It is, in most people's eyes, probably the majority of the people in Wisconsin, an essential business. It's part of the culture."
Many other states have kept liquor stores open, but others haven't.
Some customers are on board, but other people saw it differently.
"I really don't think they're essential to be honest. With all the businesses around here, why would this one be essential?" Katrina Harris asked.
In Milwaukee, the city's stay-at-home order lists a range of businesses that are deemed essential, including hardware stores, laundromats and CBD retailers
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We're a weird mob in Australia - disasters seem to bring out the best in us. We have a Facebook group with almost a million members dedicated to dressing up and taking funny photos while putting out the garbage bins - since we can't get dressed up to go out for any other reason at the moment.
It’s more smiling at each other here to. At least I do get that feeling too. Could also be my bandana instead of the usual mask which makes me look like a bad guy in the old western movies. Will try my Sheriff outfit next time I go out and see if this brings up still more smiles... :-)
Same round here, more smiling and nodding than before. People also say thank you when you make a wide berth when passing each other on an exercise outing. And the camaraderie on the Thursday night thank you to front line staff is good too, everyone in the street clapping and ringing bells and bashing saucepans and quite a few stay in the street afterwards and have a chat from across our front gardens or across the road.