Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Liquor Stores, Breweries Allowed to Remain Open in Massachusetts

Yesterday we reported that Governor Charlie Baker is ordering all non-essential businesses to shut down at noon today in response to the Coronavirus crisis. We have now learned however, that not only are liquor stores allowed to stay open, but breweries are also able to remain in operation as well.

As mentioned in an earlier article, liquor stores are considered an essential business in the state and are given the option to remain open, and based on a few sources--and checks on social media pages--breweries are also apparently considered essential businesses and can continue to sell beer via takeout, curbside pickup, and/or delivery. Because this continues to be a fluid situation, it is best to check the websites and social media pages of both the liquor stores and the breweries to find out their exact status, as it is very likely that not all of them remain open.

[Earlier Articles]
Governor Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses to Close; Restaurants Not Affected
Some Boston-Area Breweries Are Now Doing Delivery/Takeout

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]