"package store"

Gregory {Greg} Downing gd2 at IS2.NYU.EDU
Thu Aug 31 17:15:22 UTC 2000

Don't know about the origin, but there's been a good deal of discussion of
this term (none yet on ADS-L) ever since Lieberman (sp?) said, last week,
that his father's store was a "package store." Other written and oral
sources have called it the store in question a "liquor store," so there has
been some debate as to whether these terms are identical or distinct. Just
in the last week, I've heard brief discussions of the two terms from friends
as well as on TV and radio. I heard someone who lives in Connecticut claim
that the term those in the know employ is "packy," as in "I'm going down
t'the packy for some beer."

Greg Downing, at greg.downing at nyu.edu or gd2 at is2.nyu.edu

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