Skip to content

January 31, 2020 – The city of Albuquerque reached an agreement with two “nuisance” convenience stores. They’ll stop selling mini- and pint-sized bottles of alcohol, train their staff more thoroughly about not selling to persons who are intoxicated, and provide better clean-up and security.  Good for the neighborhood, or just pushing problem down the road? Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate whether this move is a victory for public safety or a dangerous step onto the slippery slope of regulation.    

Line Panelists: 

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Michael Barrio, executive director, Prosperity Works
Dan Foley, former state representative
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading/Watching:  

City officials announce changes at pair of 7-Eleven nuisance properties  — KRQE

Two stores agree to halt sale of ‘mini’ and pint alcohol bottles   — Albuquerque Journal