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  • Actually, the prohibition is more likely for the benefit of grocers than the detriment of liquor stores. The grocers say “if we cannot sell liquor, they should not be able to sell groceries.”

    Almost a century ago, these laws were not necessarily a bad idea. When prohibition ended, there was one group of people primed to sell liquor, i.e., the mobsters. Many states were afraid of the mob keeping control of liquor sales. Hence, the seemingly arbitrary laws like liquor stores not selling groceries and three tier distribution systems (ensuring the middleman got its cut). It is arguable that these laws are antiquated and should be changed.