Last Minute New Year’s Eve Preparations

In Michiana, the holiday weekend is in full swing.

Area grocery stores were preparing for a busy day Saturday, as people picked up their last minute New Year’s celebration needs.

Management at Martin's Deli was expecting big business all day long.

They tell us sales on their prepared food items like party platters and pre-cooked shrimp spike around New Year’s, since in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, people sometimes forget to plan ahead.

“For New Years it seems like people really don’t plan on ahead for a party. They think oh my goodness its New Years Eve and we don’t have any food we need to get to the grocery store, where as Christmas it’s more preplanned,” explains John Summy, Martin’s Deli Manager.

If you are headed to the grocery store Saturday or Sunday, Martin's management suggests you make a list before heading out the door.

That way you will avoid second and third trips.

A big reminder, if you plan on toasting the arrival of 2007 with a little bubbly, there will not be any alcohol sales in Indiana on New Year’s Eve.

Indiana law does not allow booze sales on Sundays, so just like last weekend, you will not be able to buy liquor, wine or beer on the eve of the holiday.

Indiana also does not allow alcohol sales on New Year’s Day, so you will need to stock up Saturday if you plan on having a cold one during the bowl games.

Now, if you are not able to buy alcohol Saturday, there is one option. Stores in Michigan will sell beer, wine and liquor on both Sunday and Monday.

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