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Oregon approves beer and wine sales at state liquor stores

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

If you live in Oregon, beer and wine could be hitting the shelves at your local liquor store.

On Thursday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved allowing beer and wine to be sold along with hard alcohol at state liquor stores, if store owners obtain a license.

Customers at Hollywood Beverage on Northeast Sandy Boulevard told FOX 12 they are looking forward to the change.

"I think it's a pretty good idea," said Todd Lacey. "I'm all about getting as much as you can in one place, so why not."

For the past year, Hollywood Beverage has already been selling beer and wine in addition to booze. It is one of four liquor stores around Oregon that took part in a pilot program, and the owner says business couldn't be better.

"I would say sales have practically skyrocketed," said the store's general manager, Troy Osburn.

The OLCC says it's trying to modernize and improve customer service by allowing other liquor stores to now do the same.

But don't expect your neighborhood liquor store to stock up on beer and wine overnight, since owners still have to apply for a license from the state.

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