The majority of proponents who are keeping the liquor sales on Sunday banned are Minnesota House Committees and businesses. Legislator Laurie Halverson is more concerned about how the ban will affect the small liquor stores. She says “If you’ve got the opportunity to go shopping on a Sunday, I want to be sure that you aren’t driving by your small businesses. Don’t leave our small businesses behind.” Though unopposed to the ban, Laurie hopes that if Liquor sales do end up being sold on Sundays people will choose to support the smaller businesses so that they can help their family and community financially. According to an American business magazine named Bloomberg Businessweek “Most restaurants try to make alcohol sales account for around 30 percent of their revenue. Restaurant, bar and grocery store owners often use that estimated percentage of revenue as one factor in pricing their drinks. The more a business hopes to make from alcohol sales, the more expensive it's alcohol.” Even though sales on Sunday may be bad for small business shops, most restaurants rely on selling expensive bottles of alcohol for their revenue so selling liquor on Sundays really help places like bars, diners and grocery stores.
Sunday liquor sales from other states that approved the bill seem to be helping tax revenue rates go up from taxes such as revenue of hospitality tax rates. Mayor of Hardeeville, Bronco Bostick states "We need the alcohol sales in the city of Hardeeville," Bostick said. "In 2008, alcohol sales were my campaign platform. I always wanted to go back to Sunday alcohol sales for the region because we are surrounded by areas that sell alcohol on Sunday and we're missing out on that revenue." Bostick, meanwhile, claims that sales would bring in a good deal of additional accommodations and hospitality tax revenue. The mayor also talks about other counties that sell alcohol on Sunday and reports “If people want to have a party on Sunday afternoon, they currently have to go six miles down the road to purchase a beer and so that's our money not going back into Hardeeville and J.” to conclude, a small county can really benefit from the extra revenue. A campaign in support of Sunday sales called MN Consumers First Alliance notes that sales have “estimated Minnesota loses more than $10 million in annual tax revenue because of Sunday closings.” Losing an extra day of the week to sell liquor can really add up. Rather than having a perception of alcohol money wise, some citizens have religious viewpoints on Sunday alcohol sales. Religious people such as Mormons believe that Sunday should be a day to cleanse and be about reflections with no toxins like alcohol.