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MMBA | Position Paper

Position of Minnesota Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Against Allowing Grocery Stores To Sell Wine


August 14, 2000

Mr. Paul Kaspszak
Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association
P.O. Box 32966
Minneapolis, MN 55432

Dear Paul:

At the meeting recently held, I expressed the opposition of the wine and spirits wholesalers to any legislation permitting the sale of wine in grocery/food stores.

I understand you have asked that I restate our position in writing.

Therefore, please know that Johnson Brothers Wholesale Liquor Company, Ed Phillips & Sons, Quality Wine & Spirits, Griggs, Cooper & Company, Bellboy Corporation and Sunny Hill have all authorized me to reaffirm that they are opposed to the sale of wine in grocery/food stores. It is fully their intention to vigorously resist any legislation that would permit the sale of wine in grocery/food stores.

Should you have any other questions, please call me.

Sincerely,

Samuel L. Kaplan
Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A.