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Clark County starts letting liquor stores make deliveries

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Clark County on Tuesday became the second jurisdiction in the Las Vegas Valley to allow temporary home delivery of alcohol amid the state’s stay-at-home mandate.

The Board of County Commissioners gave the green light Tuesday for the Department of Liquor and Gaming to begin processing temporary home delivery requests.

The delivery service is set to expire April 30, but it could be extended if Gov. Steve Sisolak lengthens the statewide shutdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Jacqueline Holloway, Clark County’s director of liquor and gaming.

Las Vegas officials allowed alcohol delivery to begin late last week in the city, with Lee’s Discount Liquor being the first establishment to offer the service. Within hours of opening online sales, Lee’s had to temporarily halt orders due to overwhelming demand.

Lee’s and Total Wine & More were the only two liquor stores approved by the city for delivery, but other stores are hoping to deliver in the coming weeks.

Kevork Nersessian, general manager of Liquor Emporium on North Jones Boulevard, said staff members spoke to the city of Las Vegas on Friday about being allowed to deliver products within city limits. He hopes the company can start making deliveries as soon as next week.


Holloway said that Henderson and North Las Vegas officials are discussing whether to offer similar services and that it was important to have uniformity across the Las Vegas Valley.

City of Henderson public information officer Kathleen Richards said Monday that the city has not decided whether to allow home delivery of liquor.

Holloway said businesses interested in providing the delivery service can email the county with their request.

All orders must be made online or by phone by someone 21 years of age or older, and businesses must follow a number of guidelines. They must make note of what products are sold, who is buying and how they their identities are confirmed.


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