Scrounge up your loose change: A bargain retailer is trying to get into the booze business in Richmond.
Two dozen Dollar General stores in the Richmond area have applied for Alcoholic Beverage Control licenses with the state, which would permit the sale of beer and wine.
The retailer, which operates more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, sells alcohol in other states, including Indiana, Kentucky and Alabama. In the past, customers have had mixed reactions to the corporation’s attempts to sell alcohol.
Calls and emails to Dollar General spokeswoman Crystal Ghassemi were not returned by press time.
The public has 30 days to comment or object to the store’s applications with the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.