Arizona is out to make shopping an inebriating experience thanks to a new law that goes into effect next week.
Beginning January 12, shopping centers with at least 400,000 sq. ft. of gross leasing area will be able to obtain licenses that allow customers to leave bars and restaurants and explore the properties with pints and Pina Coladas in hand.
A bill passed by the Arizona legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in 2019 created a weekends-only pilot program for drinking-and-shopping, which The Copper Blues Live bar at Phoenix’s Desert Ridge Marketplace participated in.Chain Store Age