(Orange, Texas)

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January 15, 2012

First store begins selling alcohol in Vidor, more preparing

VIDOR — It’s officially beer-thirty in Vidor.

Brookshire Brothers grocery store on North Main Street in Vidor officially began selling beer and wine on Wednesday making it the first location within the city limits of Vidor to do so since the passage of the local option election in November 2011.

The grocery store is just the first of nearly two dozen convenience stores and shopping locations which have already submitted permits to sell alcoholic beverages.

In November 2011, voters approved two propositions during the local option election to allow for the sale of beer and wine by grocery stores and convenience stores and to allow the sale of mixed beverages by licensed food and beverage certificate holders.

Several convenience stores, such as Texaco Food Mart and the Exxon Speedy Stop on North Main Street, are already altering the layout of their floor space and coolers as they prepare for the day they can sale alcohol.

Businesses which have applied for permits include the Valero and Shell locations on North Main, along with Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Market Basket.

Other businesses include Wal-Mart, both Country Pantry locations, Super Stop #3 on Evangeline Drive, Fast Lane at South Dewitt and Old Highway 90, On Your Way and the Dollar General locations on State Highway 12.

Other locations include Packco, Nolan’s Food Mart, Super Star, Pirate Stop and the In and Out Mini-Mart.

No restaurants have applied for permits at this time, according to information provided by Vidor City Hall.

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