Mississippi liquor warehouse getting crowded
JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's liquor warehouse is getting crowded.
The facility in Madison, where 99 percent of the liquor that is sold in Mississippi package stores and restaurants is stored until delivery, is big enough to comfortably hold 400,000 cases of spirits.
Commissioner of Revenue Ed Morgan says it currently holds 435,000 cases. He says more room will be needed eventually, a matter that will be considered by the Legislature.
Meanwhile, the department has implemented measures to deal with the problem. For example, liquor stored at the warehouse has to have a certain dollar amount in sales to reserve its space there. If it sits long enough and doesn't reach that threshold, it is shipped back to the distiller.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Assumption Parish officials preparing for Morganza opening without major flood control structure...
Evacuated in 2011, Butte La Rose looking at spillway with new attitude
Governor: Morganza Spillway likely to open in June
People in St. Landry parish are preparing for high waters
Dr. Josh Eachus explains Morganza Spillway