Liquor store owners upset about bill

By Bianca Buono

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Several liquor store owners in Massachusetts are upset about a bill that would allow them to stay open on Thanksgiving. Many package store employees say they want to spend the day with family.

There are currently only three days a year when liquor stores cannot be open: Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and Christmas.

The bill was proposed to help Massachusetts border stores compete with other liquor stores in surrounding states like New Hampshire, which are open on the holiday.

"I just think people should consider that we do have families. Some of us have little ones that we like to share it with also and that it is important for us to be home too,” said Michelle Dutremble, manager of Zip’s Liquors.

If competing liquor stores in the area choose to stay open, Zip’s Liquors says they have no choice but to stay open as well.