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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 03:16 PM

Connecticut lingo... How do you spell package store nickname?

Packie

Packey

Packy


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Reply Connecticut lingo... How do you spell package store nickname? (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 OP
cinematicdiversions Apr 2021 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #14
MLAA Apr 2021 #2
Scrivener7 Apr 2021 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #13
Tomconroy Apr 2021 #4
CTyankee Apr 2021 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #15
CTyankee Apr 2021 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #20
krispos42 Apr 2021 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #21
sprinkleeninow Apr 2021 #7
sprinkleeninow Apr 2021 #8
femmedem Apr 2021 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #12
femmedem Apr 2021 #19
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #22
femmedem Apr 2021 #24
Ocelot II Apr 2021 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #17
Bristlecone Apr 2021 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #16
Baitball Blogger Apr 2021 #23

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 03:25 PM

1. If you are a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court.

 

Do not use you liquor store slang.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:38 PM

14. No, i'm just a displaced CT Yankee from the working class

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:06 PM

2. Heaven?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:08 PM

3. They're liquor stores in CT. Packies (sing.:packy) are farther north.

At least where my sister lives near Danbury.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:30 PM

13. Ok.. good to know! No one near NYC called it a packy.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:00 PM

4. For my parents it was

always 'the package store, never the liquor store. I always thought it had something to do with Prohibition.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:09 PM

5. I just say the wine store. Ours has a large selection and has the non-alcoholic wine I like to drink

at dinner. It's called F.R.E. and they have a Merlot that is delightful. I love wine but cannot drink the regular wine because it made me sick.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:41 PM

15. You're so classy CTY!! I've heard you write about this "wine" before

Makes me curious about it.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:53 AM

18. Here's an article in the NYT about a rise in drinkers of non-alcoholic wines.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/11/dining/drinks/non-alcoholic-wine.html

I've shown it to the store to encourage them to stock a wider variety of such wines. I hope their demand increases and they can expand their stock. I'd love a non alcoholic Prosecco, for instance. I wonder if I could just order it online...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:28 AM

20. Interesting article, although I had to read a couple

paragraphs a couple times. Couldn't tell if they were touting or dissing it. I finally gathered that the concept was still a work in progress. As is the process.

That said, I'm with you! I hope they continue!

Don't know about ordering... If no alcohol no one should be subject to the rules about shipping to certain states.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:27 PM

6. I'm in the NYC orbit, so it's a liquor store.

Maybe it's a Bastahn thing?

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:30 AM

21. Don't think so... Since it was my friend in Boston who made

Fun of me for saying it.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:44 PM

7. Booze joint. eom

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:46 PM

8. Likker store. Not package. eom

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:53 PM

9. I see it spelled packy and packie online, but mostly packy.

I live along the shore, not too far from Rhode Island, and we do call them the packy. There's also one in town appropriately named "The Packy."

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Response to femmedem (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:29 PM

12. That's where I want to move to! Eastern CT shore!

But, can't afford Stonington or Mystic. And my #1 requirement is walkability! Coffee! Pizza! Neighborhood tavern. Been away too long.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:34 AM

19. Look at New London!

Very walkable. I walk to work, walk to the food co-op, walk to the coffee shops. We're technically a distressed municipality because our per capita income is low, but we are rich in community engagement, progressive activists and the arts. Our mill rate is high but our property values are still relatively low.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:37 AM

22. Thanks. That is very good to know! I kind of think of Niantic

the same way. Like New London and Niantic and the Havens are interspersed between the wealthier shoreline towns of Madison, Mystic and Stonington.

One big plus in my mind is that in NL you can hop on a ferry to Block Island or Long Island too.

What's up with Groton? It looks really depressed there???

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:48 PM

24. Groton doesn't have a walkable downtown the way New London and Niantic do.

Thames Street is the closest to a walkable downtown, but in general Groton has more strip malls, more EB traffic, less art and culture. Niantic has The Book Barn; New London has good, inexpensive restaurants and lots of artists and ethnic diversity. Niantic's downtown usually has more foot traffic--not snooty but New London's slightly wealthier sibling.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:36 PM

10. What's a package store?

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:44 PM

17. UPS

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:03 PM

11. Don't package stores also serve liquor?

Or is that just a bar with a package liquor license?

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Response to Bristlecone (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:44 PM

16. No serving, no. Just a store to buy liquor and wine. I was

absolutely floored last time I went home to blue law state CT and some packys opened on Sunday.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:37 AM

23. Bodega.

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