INDIANAPOLIS - Dollar General is considering selling beer in their Indiana stores, a move that has residents and businesses concerned, TheIndyChannel.com reports.
"I don't believe in it €¦ They shouldn't be selling that around here. There are schools too close by," customer Jeffrey Payton said.
Several Dollar General stores are located near existing liquor stores, and liquor store owners say Dollar General€™s plan would bring more than unwelcome competition.
"A lot of these places are located in neighborhoods, and there are kids going in these stores unsupervised. It's more exposure. It's more possibilities and more problems," said Randy Zion, owner of a Liquor Barn.
Indianapolis Metro Police said that low cost beer at Dollar General stores could lead to more crime.
"A bottle of wine for a dollar, or a dollar for a bottle of liquor would definitely attract additional problems for the location," Sgt. Bill Carter said.
Last November, Indiana€™s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission auctioned off a number of liquor permits, including dozens for Marion County.
Dollar General is scheduled to present its plan to the Marion County Liquor Board today.