BELLEVUE, Ky. (WKRC) – A Northern Kentucky business is taking advantage of changes in liquor law and starting home delivery of beer, wine and hard liquor.
The Party Source in Bellevue had a “soft roll-out” of its new service last weekend. It starts full delivery service on Wednesday
“The reality is that’s the way things have evolved in the world of retail,” said The Party Source assistant general manager Micah Dennison. “Companies like Amazon. We call it “The Amazon Effect.” People are kind of used to products being able to be delivered to their door. So the ability to get into that game is something we wanted to be a part of.”
The delivery service will be available to customers in seven Northern Kentucky zip codes: 41071, 41073, 41074, 41075, 41011, 41014 and 41016. Delivery will not be available to Ohio or Indiana customers. Customers who want home delivery must register at ThePartySource.com. Delivery will be available Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.
“Those delivery times can be blocked out. You can make those purchases up to 90 days in advance and schedule your delivery,” said Dennison.
There is $100 minimum purchase and a $10 delivery fee. The Party Source will deliver anything they sell including food, beer, wine, liquor and cigars.
The Bellevue store was packed Tuesday morning as shoppers stocked up for the holidays. Several said they would take advantage of the new service.
“I think it would be great for a party,” said Scott Reinert of Florence. “If you have a group already together or you want to preplan and don’t have time to get to the liquor store. I think it would be a great idea.”
Liquor delivery became an option for stores after the general assembly passed House Bill 183 sponsored by state representative Adam Koenig.
That bill repealed the section of Kentucky law that prohibited home delivery of liquor. It took effect on June 29th.