Take Two

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Alex Cohen & A Martínez

The high cost of a liquor license in New Mexico

by Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Fronteras Desk | Take Two

73148 full
Marci Dickerson owns four liquor licenses in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She's on a waiting list to buy a fifth. Mónica Ortiz Uribe

Since the end of Prohibition, states have grappled with how to regulate the sale of alcohol. Some retain laws that haven't changed much in the last 80 years.

Take New Mexico. It has some of the most expensive liquor licenses in the country. The state's last liquor store license sold for nearly $1 million dollars.

From the Fronteras Desk, Mónica Ortiz Uribe takes a look at how these antiquated laws impact the state's economy.
 

Help KPCC improve our comments section! Take a 5 minute survey

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy Take Two? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC