STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Business is booming at local liquor stores

Bremer’s Wine & Liquor on Commercial Drive in New Hartford says they have definitely seen an increase in business.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 11:09 PM

NEW HARTFORD, NY – Bars across New York have stopped serving customers in house, for the foreseeable future, in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

But what does that mean for local liquor stores?

Bremer’s Wine & Liquor on Commercial Drive in New Hartford says they have definitely seen an increase in business.

On Tuesday, customers were once again in the store stocking up.

Anne White, a cashier at Bremer’s, says what they were stocking up on though, wasn’t always for recreational purposes.

“When the hand sanitizer went out, we sold out of our grain alcohol. People were trying to make their own hand sanitizers and disinfectants, but mostly just stocking up on their usual. People aren’t necessarily panicking like you see in the grocery stores. I think they’re looking to us for a sense of normalcy. They want to make sure they can still have that glass of wine with dinner.”

White says Bremer’s is working with their distributors to make sure its shelves are fully stocked.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 371711

Reported Deaths: 29917
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20376421607
Nassau404792125
Suffolk397051906
Westchester335521374
Rockland13185646
Orange10422444
Erie6123524
Dutchess3924142
Monroe2964216
Onondaga2197139
Albany1882112
Ulster169177
Sullivan138931
Putnam125760
Niagara104665
Oneida103649
Schenectady69329
Broome57444
Rensselaer49228
Saratoga48314
Columbia38934
Madison31610
Warren25528
Steuben24141
Greene23918
Orleans23637
Washington23513
Fulton21018
Ontario2089
St. Lawrence2052
Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13021
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Oswego1103
Herkimer1093
Clinton964
Cayuga921
Montgomery914
Cattaraugus890
Wyoming865
Chautauqua854
Delaware814
Jefferson740
Otsego725
Seneca590
Schoharie500
Allegany480
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex370
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 65°
Oneonta
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 61°
Herkimer
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 65°
Thendara
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 65°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99