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BUCKHEAD | Retailers gear up for Sunday sales in Atlanta
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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits owner David Greenbaum is standing in his Buckhead store, just days from the first Sunday it will be open the in store's 60 year existence. "I'm actually looking forward to it," he says.

Greenbaum and many other liquor store owners did not want to be open on Sundays for a variety of reasons, one of which was money.

Greenbaum estimates it will cost him 14 percent more to stay open one extra day of a week. But now that Sunday sales are here, his outlook has shifted.

"I started thinking about it more and I actually think it's going to bring in a little extra business because the tourism trade down here in Buckhead," Greenbaum said.

The biggest battle for Sunday sales is expected to be waged between grocery stores -- which are already open on Sundays -- and liquor stores.

Greenbaum says grocery stores cannot match his selection or prices. But he knows convenience may trump both.

"You really can't compete with someone who doesn't mind spending an extra buck or two for convenience," he said.

For the smaller store owners who struggle to stay afloat, Sunday sales are getting a warm welcome. An employee at a package store on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway said anything that helps make more money is good.

Greenbaum says he is now spending 14 percent more money to stay open Sunday. So his wish for Sunday sales makes money sense.

"I'd like to see a 14 percent increase in sales too," he said.

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