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Now that Macadoodles® of Columbia has had it’s grand opening, it appears as if we’ve made the news!  The following appeared on KOMU 8:

Police Unconcerned About Drive-Thru Liquor Store

Posted: Oct 25, 2013 1:47 PM by Lauren Bale, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Oct 25, 2013 7:39 PM

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COLUMBIA – Columbia’s first drive-thru liquor store opened Friday, generating lots of buzz in the community. Macadoodles®, on Providence and Green Meadows, allows customers to buy beer, wine and spirits without ever leaving their cars.

“It gives people a great opportunity to grab what they need and go,” employee Deandre Brown said. “We try to get people out as soon as possible.”

“Sounds like a dream come true,” Columbia resident, Todd Narrol said.

The Columbia Police Department said there is no reason a drive-thru liquor store would result in an increase in drinking and driving.

“There’s no difference between getting alcohol brought to your car and going in to a store and bringing alcohol into your car yourself,” Lieutenant Scott Young said.

Macadoodles Managing Partner, Aaron Jurgensmeyer, said the chain is taking precautions when it comes to the drive-thru and the store.

“We have a very strict carding and serving policy,” Jurgensmeyer said.

The store sells over 3,000 wines, 600 beers and a variety of spirits, all of which can be purchased from the car.

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