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'Last Call' state liquor sale has customers lining up for discounted booze

Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 14:58:19-04

A few dozen lucky shoppers got quite the deal when Ohio's Division of Liquor Control held a limited time blowout sale of booze at a Columbus-area store.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, more than 75 shoppers lined up outside a former Giant Eagle in Victorian Village, ahead of the store's 9 a.m. opening.

The sale was part of a program called Last Call and is aimed at selling off liquor that has been discontinued or isn't selling well, the Columbus Dispatch reported. 

In January, the Ohio State Department of Commerce announced that more than 700 brands of liquor would be removed from shelves after being discontinued.

One shopper told the Columbus Dispatch they spent $380 on various bottles that would have normally cost nearly twice that.

Pouring over all the bottles and looking for the best deal was something akin to a treasure hunt — part yard sale, part cocktail party, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

A full listing of Last Call liquor can be found here.

The Last Call sale marks down the various bottles by as much as 40 percent.

The sale continues through this weekend and then again from Oct. 25 to 28 at 777 Neil Ave., Victorian Village, Columbus.