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Oklahoma Liquor Stores Will Be Closed 4th of July


A law in Oklahoma that's been around since prohibition and it could impact some of your 4th of July plans.  Did you know, liquor stores in Oklahoma will be closed Saturday?  Meredith Saldana has the story.

Shoppers we spoke with said they were surprised to hear that Friday was their last chance to buy liquor for the holiday weekend.

Shopper Adam Fry says, "I had no idea.  I think they should get it open on the 4th of July. There's no reason not to.  You're going to get it today and have it tomorrow anyway."

In Texas, liquor stores will still be open Saturday.     

Phil Summers, owner of FirstDownPhil's in Ardmore, says Saturday is one of their busiest retail days and the 4th of July is one of their busiest weekends of the year.      

And this year the 4th, happened to fall on a Saturday.     

Summers says many customers forgot about the law.

"They're just surprised.  They can't believe that we have to actually be closed on not only the 4th of July but on a Saturday."

Summers says he was been busy all day Friday and expects another rush Friday night.     

He says the fear some customers have of running out of liquor Saturday could actually be prompting them to buy more.

"I've had some customers come in today and they're stocking up and hoping that it's enough for them, their friends, their gathering whatever they're gonna have because it's gonna be their only chance to get stuff for the weekend."

Summers does worry though that some customers may find out too late.

Sending them south and taking their Oklahoma business to the lonestar state.

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News