Curbside Service for Some NH Liquor Stores
Memorial Day weekend is just one week away and some NH liquor stores are prepared to get you ready with curbside pickup.
A spokesman for the NH Liquor Commission, EJ Powers, tells Boston.com that they are offering curbside pickup at their Hampton and Hooksett locations. There will be limited hours between 1-4pm and orders can be placed ahead of time.
Powers tells Boston.com that they have a website for customers to look through and there's a minimum two bottle order. Powers says they are trying this out as a "limited program" due to health concerns with employees working inside the stores.
Granite State liquor stores have been allowed to remain open as "essential businesses" but with Memorial Day normally being an extremely busy weekend, this seems like a good time to give this program a try.
Governor Sununu had also expressed concerns that some out of state shoppers may be crossing state lines to pick up what they need due to their stricter guidelines and the fact that you can buy tax free here. Union Leader reported back in April that Governor Sununu was considering curbside pickup, but wanted to have precautions in place including sleeve guards:
“They are going to be installed to protect both the folks working, protect the public themselves if they choose to come in, but the curbside pickup, the online order and the over the phone ordering, I think are going to be great tools to make sure folks can get what they need and we’re still maintaining public health and safety.”
So, if you're planning on stocking up on liquor before the Memorial Day holiday, you don't even have to leave your car. Just make sure to call ahead!