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Opinion: Outdated liquor laws hold restaurants back

December 8, 2017View for printing

The gas stations of Montana own more liquor licenses than any other establishments in the state; this has led to a state full of gas stations where you can gamble, eat fried food and drink all day.

The current state of the Montana liquor and gaming licensing limitations continues to impede the growth of the food industry in our state. The Montana Tavern Association seems to do all it can to limit the amount of liquor licenses available in the state.

We need to look into the completely archaic Montana liquor and gaming board practices and the fact that the larger chains and gas stations pay upwards of $1 million for a license. We need to look into the banks that make money funding such investments.

Something needs to change.

By: Chris DiMaio

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