A grocery store has an alcoholic bar upstairs and holds an on-premise license. May a customer buy a beer at the bar and proceed to walk around with it while shopping in the main store area?

As long as the retailer has a combined license (on and off), the entire area is defined in their license, and it is permitted by local ordinance then it is okay for consumers to enjoy their alcoholic beverage throughout the licensed premises.

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