During the COVID pandemic certain beverage alcohol licensees were allowed to sell beer, wine and approved mixed drinks with a food purchase to go. It is now permanent in Maine, after Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 201.
Maine now joins 18 other states to make the measure permanent.
Andy Deloney, the senior vice president and head of state public policy at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said:
We are glad to see Maine join the nearly twenty other states that have made cocktails to-go permanent in support of local restaurants and consumers. This popular measure was a critical revenue generator for businesses over the last few years and will continue to provide stability while increasing consumer convenience. We thank the Maine Legislature and Governor Mills for codifying this consumer- and business-friendly measure into law.