"It was originally owned by my father-in law's parents," said Nick Stanoch, the store manager.
For 50 years, this small business has had the distinction of being family-owned and operated.
"My father-in-law, my brother-in-law, my wife works in it too," Stanoch said. "And so does my mother in law."
But a proposed alcohol tax by the Minnesota House has manager Stanoch worried about what could happen to his family.
"We're not millionaires. We're not rich. We need this revenue to pay for our kids' school and our kids' meals," he said. "It's as simple as that."
An alcohol tax would have consumers paying $0.07 more for a glass of beer, $4 more for a case of beer and even more for a keg. Stanoch thinks that with a tax hike, his store would lose money.
"People might drink less, possibly," he said. "They also might drink cheaper. They might buy less expensive things to save that money."
Some state legislators feel differently.
"The (alcohol) tax has not been increased since 1987," said Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center.
Lawmakers point to the fact that an alcohol tax would pay back Minnesota's schools, lower property taxes and fund chemical dependency programs. Sen. Eaton wants her fellow lawmakers to support it.
"I'm hoping that because it has so many benefits from so many different angles that I can get it through," she said.
Maple Grove resident Paul Juntunen feels otherwise.
"My opinion is if you're gonna need extra money for taxes, you should tax something that everybody uses. Everybody," Juntunen said.
"I mean, we always seem to be getting picked on," Stanoch added.
He believes that state lawmakers should find other ways to raise money so that the people in the liquor industry don't have to suffer. "If people aren't buying as much or cheaper, they're gonna have to cut jobs," Stanoch said. "I might have to cut jobs. Who knows."
The Minnesota Senate is actually opposed to raising the alcohol tax. DFLers in the Senate prefer higher taxes on tobacco and the first ever sales tax on clothing.
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