When Is The Liquor Store At Las Vegas McCarran Airport Supposed To Open?

Thanks for the great information in your newsletter. We’ve been to Vegas a number of times but you always seem to give us something new to look forward to.

We’ve seen the news articles about Lee’s setting up shop in the baggage area of McCarran but can’t find a definitive answer of whether it’s open yet and/or the expected date of opening. We’re coming back in March and are really hoping it will be up and running by then.

What a great idea! Get your booze for your hotel (I know, you’re not supposed to do that; you’re supposed to buy the booze from the bars downstairs!) without having to make a side trip out of the way first.


Jo-Ann & John from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Ted Responds:

It was approved at the end of last year, but won’t be open until August of this year. Remember… this is government at work approving it all and working out the details. Even though the store will make around $400,000 a year for the airport, heaven forbid they try to speed that up.

Two county commissioners voted against it, with concerns that it would take business from existing liquor stores. More likely, they had protecting the casino liquor revenue (which is up year-over-year despite the economy).

Ted Newkirk
CEO, Managing Editor

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