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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ribbon-cutting includes Elvis and Marilyn

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ribbon-cutting includes Elvis and Marilyn

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ready for grand opening and 'Waltons' memory

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ready for grand opening and 'Waltons' memory

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Wise Guys to open megastore in Hobart

Wise Guys to open megastore in Hobart

HOBART | Region residents are used to ducking into the corner liquor store to grab a six pack, but a new superstore near Southlake Mall aims to revolutionize the way Northwest Indiana buys alcohol.

August 08, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Good memories of 'Honeymooners' with 'good spirits' news

OFFBEAT: Good memories of 'Honeymooners' with 'good spirits' news

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

Windows broken in burglaries at two Hobart businesses

HOBART | Smash-and-grab burglaries were reported at two stores along U.S. 30 early Monday, police said.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Reject heated argument over cold beer

EDITORIAL: Reject heated argument over cold beer

The convenience store industry, having been thwarted repeatedly in its lobbying efforts, is asking the courts to change state law restricting the sales of cold beer to package liquor stores. This is a restriction that should remain in place.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: Sell Hoosiers cold beer, not cold shoulder

RICH JAMES: Sell Hoosiers cold beer, not cold shoulder

Isn’t it time Indiana crawled out of the Dark Ages when it comes to liquor laws?

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Indiana can't lick its mixed feelings on liquor

RICH JAMES: Indiana can't lick its mixed feelings on liquor

When Indiana went blue and voted for Barack Obama four years ago, I thought the state had crawled out of the Dark Ages.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana package liquor stores generate jobs, cheer

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana package liquor stores generate jobs, cheer

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers is recognizing the hard work and societal contributions of beverage alcohol retailers by celebrating Package Liquor Store Month this November. America’s independent package stores, which in most cases provide a wide array of beer, wine and spirit…

November 30, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hammond goes after problem bars to protect neighborhoods

Like many communities in Northwest Indiana, bars, taverns and liquor stores can be found throughout Hammond. In most cases, these businesses serve their patrons and do little to disrupt the neighborhoods in which they are located. Regrettably, there are also some facilities that detract from…

June 16, 2011 12:00 am

ANDREA NEAL: Choose effectiveness over older adults' convenience

Last year, the Indiana General Assembly took an important step toward reducing sales of alcoholic beverages to minors. They're now on the verge of undoing that -- all because some grumpy old people don't like being carded.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am

Liquor proposal leads to argument

INDIANAPOLIS | Things got testy in a House committee room Wednesday during presentations on a proposed change to Indiana's alcohol laws.

January 20, 2011 12:00 am
Package store group says beer permits quotas violated

Package store group says beer permits quotas violated

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers is continuing its push to change how one state agency is interpreting rules for issuing permits to sell alcohol.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am

Two men charged in liquor store robbery in Hammond

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged two Illinois men Friday with armed robbery.

December 17, 2010 3:52 pm

Daniels names new head of alcohol and tobacco commission

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has named his former general counsel the new chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.

December 11, 2010 12:00 am

Retailers seek reform on alcohol sales laws

Changing Indiana's "antiquated" rules on alcohol sales could provide a boost in state revenue and a shot in the arm for businesses, a Northwest Indiana business executive and representatives from lobbying groups said Thursday.

December 10, 2010 12:00 am

DOUG ROSS: Pour caution into debate over increased alcohol sales

The tussle over loosening restrictions on alcohol sales in Indiana is heating up. Package liquor stores are being pitted against the big-box retailers -- drugstores, groceries and convenience stores. But there's another part of the equation that needs to be considered.

December 10, 2010 12:00 am

Neighbors halt Walgreens liquor push

HAMMOND | The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission upheld a Lake County decision to deny the sale of packaged liquor at two Hammond Walgreens stores.

November 24, 2010 12:00 am
Daughter says slain Dyer woman being victimized again

Daughter says slain Dyer woman being victimized again

Cheryl Majchrowicz talks about the bills that have piled up after her father was charged in the death of her mother in April.

November 22, 2010 7:19 pm
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