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Old 15 February 2017, 04:18 PM
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You're saying they DON'T carry it? Because when I worked at depanneurs in Montreal they always had the "upper rack" for adult contents. That may have changed with the Internet.

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Not the ones I go in on a regular basis. Most of them only have a small magazine rack with general interest magazines and a few newspapers, mainly La Presse and Le Journal, sometimes "An English language newspaper based in Montreal".

I suppose they may be behind the counter....
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Old 15 February 2017, 04:21 PM
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And depanneurs can be licensed too.

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My local dep specialises in Quebec micro-breweries. And cheap plonk.

But I don't recall seeing spirits in one. It may be because I'm not a spirit drinker so I'm not looking for them.
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Old 15 February 2017, 06:43 PM
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But I don't recall seeing spirits in one. It may be because I'm not a spirit drinker so I'm not looking for them.
Well dep's can be licensed when there isn't an SAAQ in a certain distance. Dropped by a dep in Ste-Justine-de-Newton and noticed a selection of hard liquor. Took me by surprise in fact.

Then again, in California, you can buy all the hard liquor you want at the local supermarket!

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Old 15 February 2017, 07:10 PM
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You can buy hard liquor in some grocery stores here, but you have to go into a separate liquor store inside the main store.
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Old 15 February 2017, 07:13 PM
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It's interesting how much that varies state to state. Here in Michigan we can buy hard alcohol in the grocery store, but not before noon on Sunday.

Some states use the store in the store method for all alcohol while others use it for just hard liquor. I'm pretty sure I have been in states where it has to be a separate entrance.
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Old 15 February 2017, 07:22 PM
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We also have wildly varying local laws about when and where liquor can be sold To the point that there may be 2 stores of the same type across the street from each other, one that is allowed to sell beer and wine on Sunday, and one that isn't.
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Old 15 February 2017, 08:13 PM
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Even within states. In my county:

-Booze only in county-run stores.
-Beer and wine* in licensed shops, but usually not grocery stores.
-Some grocery stores were grandfathered in such that each chain can have one location with beer and wine.

In some other counties in Maryland it seems like it might be a little easier to have beer and wine in convenience stores (the county with the big beach resort has beer in the well known convenience store), but generally not- most grocery stores in Maryland do not have it.

I do not think any grocery store in any county in MD can sell booze, but in other counties private liquor stores can.

*Probably certain bottled alcoholic drinks below a certain percentage also. I think those are malt beverages anyway.
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Old 16 February 2017, 07:26 AM
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Just for an international point of view:

In Germany, all grocery stores and supermarkets as well as small corner shops and even newsagents may (and do) sell bottled alcohol, including spirits. Beer and wine may be sold to 16yo, hard liquor to adults (18+) only. Carding is common at the check-out.

Playboy and other - more explicit - magazines are sold in newsagents, mostly from the top shelf. "Pornographic" magazines - the cut-off point being the depiction of sexual acts, IIRC - are sold in specialised adult stores, only.

To open your store - any store - on a Sunday, though, it must be a gas station or located in an airport, a train station or an area designated a "tourist area" by law. Everything else is closed on Sundays.
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Old 16 February 2017, 07:40 AM
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I've never seen anyone get carded here for anything even though, yes, 20 is the minimum for alcohol and tobacco. A long time ago I saw a young kid debating with the convenience store clerk because he said he'd been sent by his dad to buy beer but things were starting to get strict. (I believed him. It was a rural area and he'd probably done it dozens of times.) I didn't stay to see who won the argument. Nowadays we have to touch a button affirming our age at that kind of store.

Everything is pretty much always open unless they have a designated day of the week off, which could be any day. A few holidays, such as New Year, certain stores are closed.

Soft porn magazines are sold in the open but harder stuff and videos are in a curtained off section of bookstores and DVD shops. I don't think they sell any of that stuff in vending machines any more. I haven't seen any alcohol in a vending machine in a while either. I think they're around, possibly; it was a long phase out rather than there one day and gone the next.
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Old 16 February 2017, 08:45 AM
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Only tobacco products, mainly cigarettes, are still sold in vending machines here - and you need a debit card to operate the machine, thereby verifying that you are older than 16 (or that you know somebody who is prepared to lend you his debit card and tell you the PIN).

Alcohol mustn't be sold in vending machines.
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