Baylen Linnekin on the Case for Legalizing Sunday Liquor Sales in Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C. is considering lifting its longstanding ban on Sunday liquor sales. The ban is unpopular and is currently costing the city more than $700,000 a year in sales tax receipts. So what's the rub? As Baylen Linnekin explains, D.C.'s liquor store owners are the ones balking at the idea. They argue that they don't want to work on Sundays, that Sunday sales will simply increase their costs while cutting into sales on other days, and that competition from big box stores like Walmart will erode their market share. Linnekin takes on these arguments and makes the case for turning D.C. into a seven-day-spirit city.