South Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down Retail License LimitMarch 30, 2017
South Carolina appears poised to lift its restrictions on the number of stores a liquor licensee may operate in the state, following a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court. South Carolina retailers have previously been restricted to three outlets per licensee.
The law was challenged by Total Wine & More, which operates liquor stores in Charleston, Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina. Following the ruling, in which South Carolina’s high court decried the limit as without basis except as a protectionist measure, Total Wine plans to expand its presence in the Palmetto State, reports The State newspaper, beginning with a fourth store in Aiken.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.