For instance, you can buy alcohol at your local grocery store beginning at 6 am every morning. Yes, even Sunday. As a bit of trivia the Sonoma town plaza is the only public gathering place of its kind in the state that allows open containers. You don't need a license to serve in a hot air balloon or limousine.
Last year it became legal for beauty shops and barber shops to offer customers a glass of wine or a beer. Why? Because a number of salons were already doing this anyway. The cheap-o chain shop I go to has not started offering this yet, however.
|Many wine tasting rooms and wine shops display and sell art|
The town of Laguna Beach has a monthly art walk and some of the gallery owners offer a glass of wine to visitors. It turns out this is illegal and the state Alcohol Beverage Control in the interest of keeping us safe decided to bust a number of gallery owners. Now there is a bill in the state legislature to allow art galleries to serve beer and wine without a license.
If this idea expands to other businesses it would be great. Nothing like loosening up the ol' pocketbook with a drink or two. I don't see this moving into car dealerships though. Don't think it would go over well to have the high-pressure sales person greet you with, "Let's have a beer then go for a test drive!"