Liquor and wine could be sold on Sundays if proposed legislation is approved. (Photo: Torsten Dettlaff, StockSnap)

Liquor and wine sales on Sunday could be coming to Tennessee.

Chattanooga state Rep. Gerald McCormick is co-sponsoring a bill that would allow liquor and wine to be sold during the same days and times as beer.

Under the current law, liquor stores and grocery stores can’t sell wine or liquor between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday. They also aren’t allowed to sell on major holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and July 4.


Some area residents said they support the change, the move might not be welcomed by liquor store owners, The Tennessean reported.

Although it would mean another day of business for liquor stores, it may also mean that shoppers would skip the extra step and get their alcohol at the grocery store, bypassing liquor stores.

In March 2014, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill that allows wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores. Retailers such as Publix solicited support for the measure, but smaller, independent shops feared a negative business impact, similar to the current situation.

McCormick couldn’t be immediately reached Thursday afternoon for more information.

Check out what some area residents said about the proposed legislation.