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Old Nov 2, 14, 4:33 am
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blue laws in massachusetts

does anyone know what the policy is in terms of serving alcohol on sunday in mass, specifically in the lounges at the airport? is it prohibited? does it start later in the day?

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Old Nov 2, 14, 5:54 am
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http://www.mass.gov/abcc/

I think you can figure out the rest.
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Old Nov 2, 14, 6:18 am
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Very blue. Evangelical church policy continues to influence commonwealth law regarding alcohol considering it is STILL illegal for Massachusetts bars to have discounted drink specials which is the hallmark of any happy hour.

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Old Nov 2, 14, 9:12 am
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sooooo. any actual answers to my questions? I.e. is it prohibited on Sunday? do they have to wait until later in the day to serve? specifically intersted in airport lounges at BO'S.

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To answer your question: yes, you can get served on Sundays
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Originally Posted by BostonFlyer1624 View Post
To answer your question: yes, you can get served on Sundays
But only after Noon.
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Originally Posted by cliffordbarnabus View Post
does anyone know what the policy is in terms of serving alcohol on sunday in mass, specifically in the lounges at the airport? is it prohibited? does it start later in the day?

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Of course they serve alcohol on sunday in mass. It is wine, after all. Although I don't know of any priests holding mass in airport lounges.

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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
But only after Noon.
Wasn't that a ballot item yesterday?
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Old Nov 5, 14, 2:27 pm
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Wasn't that a ballot item yesterday?
Nope.

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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
But only after Noon.
Except in Mass, where they serve free wine before noon.


OP, I gotta ask. Why are you so interested in drinking before noon on Sundays?

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Old Nov 6, 14, 2:23 pm
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I gotta ask. Why are you so interested in drinking before noon on Sundays?
Mimosas with brunch? Bloody Mary? Irish coffee?
Isn't it a 10 am start for service (since 2010)?

Anybody remember when MA blue laws meant you had to buy all you needed for Sunday dinner on Saturday ?
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Mimosas with brunch? Bloody Mary? Irish coffee?
Isn't it a 10 am start for service (since 2010)?

Anybody remember when MA blue laws meant you had to buy all you needed for Sunday dinner on Saturday ?
You had to buy everything you need for Sunday everything on Saturday.
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Originally Posted by VidaNaPraia View Post
Mimosas with brunch? Bloody Mary? Irish coffee?
Isn't it a 10 am start for service (since 2010)?

Anybody remember when MA blue laws meant you had to buy all you needed for Sunday dinner on Saturday ?
In 1974, I worked in a drugstore in Wilbraham, MA. The law at the time was that for a store to be open on Sunday, you could have no more than 3 employees working. It would be a minor madhouse on Sunday morning. People would come in after church to buy the newpaper, cigarettes, make-up, candy. The store had a line of gift shop items that made no sense unless it was a Sunday.

Many people at the time did not realize it, but you could buy liquor there on a Sunday if the pharmacist was on hand. And you had a prescription for it.
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