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Extended hours get Schenectady County liquor stores in spirit

Archaic law had banned sales past noon on holidays

Hannah Maggs of Freemans Bridge Wine & Liquor in Glenville, stocks wine in anticipation of heavy sales for Thanksgiving.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Hannah Maggs of Freemans Bridge Wine & Liquor in Glenville, stocks wine in anticipation of heavy sales for Thanksgiving.
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Two hours may not sound like a long time, but it could mean an extra grand worth of Thanksgiving liquor sales for Jim Klump. The owner of Scotia Wine & Liquors won’t be surprised if he makes more than $1,000 in additional sales by keeping his Mohawk Avenue store open until 2 p.m. on the holiday. The added hours were made possible in April after the state Liquor Authority approved a change to an archaic ...

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