Business Beat: Local liquor stores offering holiday deals

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If you need to stock up on libations for your New Year’s Eve party, the outlets around Craig have the supplies for every holiday bash big or small.

Stop by Lariat Lee Liquors, 391 Lincoln St., for specials to ring in the New Year. All domestic beer 20-packs are on sale for $17.03, as are six-packs of Shiner Bock for $6.99. As for heavier alcohol, fifths of Crown Royal Camo are $24.79 and bottles of Cherry on Top Wine are $10.25.

All bottles of Barefoot Wine are $6.50.

Lariat co-owner Lori Matuska said the sale is a continuance of one she had leading into Christmas.

“Sales have been good, so we’ll be having these prices through Jan. 1,” she said. “After that, we’ll have some new pricings.”

Across town, Loadout Liquors, 1800 W. Victory Way, is packed with in-store specials to finish out the month of December.

A table of gift packs in the middle of the store is flanked with signs noting markdowns. Such bargains include 10- to 20-percent of select wines, 10-percent off buckets of drink mixes and four-packs of Seagram’s wine coolers for $5.41.

Among the beer deals are 24-packs of Michelob Ultra for $23.33. One of the biggest sales is on bottles of Smirnoff’s Tuscan Lemonade and Vodka Mojito, each for $7.98.

Manager Kathy Kolbaba said the holiday traffic has been good, but somewhat sporadic.

“It comes in spurts,” she said.

Be sure to check out other prices at locations like Elk Liquor Store, Stockmen’s Liquors, Dark Horse Discount Liquor and East Side Liquor.

All the local liquor businesses remind customers to drink responsibly, avoid getting behind the wheel if impaired, and not to provide alcohol to minors.

McDonald’s extends decoration display

The stretch between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 can be a hard one for people not quite ready to let go of the Christmas season.

But, as strands of lights around the neighborhood are packed back into their boxes and stored in the garage, you can still find an exhibit of Christmas cheer at one of your favorite fast food restaurants.

McDonald’s, 1080 W. Victory Way, is keeping its light show going strong. The makeshift Christmas tree made of bulbs will continue to light up the night sky through the end of the year.

“People think it’s pretty cool, so we decided to keep it going until the New Year,” manager Melissa Hawthorne said.

Customers can sit and watch the display from the restaurant or their car. Part of the show is musical syncopation that people can tune into on a special radio wavelength on 107.9 FM.

The restaurant with the golden arches will have special hours for New Year’s Eve from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. New Year’s Day.

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