Why does the City operate municipal liquor stores?
Municipal liquor stores have been in operation since the United States government repealed prohibition in 1933, giving individual states the responsibility and authority to regulate liquor sales. At that time, the Minnesota legislature gave cities the option of issuing liquor licenses to private businesses or providing municipal alcohol dispensing services. Eden Prairie, along with more than 300 other cities, chose to operate municipal liquor stores. Click here for more Eden Prairie Liquor history.