CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu has issued a flurry of emergency orders since the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, and a new one allows restaurants and bars that have an on-premise license from the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission to temporarily sell wine and beer as part of their newly mandated takeout service.
"We appreciate the sacrifices many have made throughout COVID-19 developments,” said Sununu.
“This emergency order will allow for patrons to also order beer and wine from their favorite restaurants when ordering pickup or delivery.
Terry O'Brien, co-owner of the Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub in Glen, hailed the decision.
"Any income we have right now will help us pay our bills," said O'Brien, who said she had to get off the phone quickly to respond to a takeout order.
Some stipulations of Executive Order 2020-4 are:
• All beer and wine must be transported in their original, manufactured sealed containers and the limits are 192 ounces for malt beverages and 1.5 liters for sparkling or still wine.
• All deliveries of beer or wine must be accompanied by food prepared by the restaurant licensee and ordered by the customer.
• Alcohol deliveries can't be made to certain places, such as colleges, university, schools, public libraries or public playgrounds.
• Deliveries can be made only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11:45 p.m.