Transylvania Alcohol Sales Increase During COVID-19 – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 10/28/2020 at 8:25pm

While restaurants, bars and other venues that sell alcohol have seen downturns in profit due to COVID-19 shutdowns earlier in the year and continued capacity restrictions, the sale of liquor at ABC stores has been booming locally during the pandemic.

Mark Balding, general manager of the Brevard ABC Board, said sales were already up 14 percent from July 1, 2019 –– the beginning of the board’s fiscal year –– through February of 2020. However, as the pandemic began to spread throughout the country in early to mid-March, sales went through the roof and continued to hold steady over t...

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