Giving Back to the Community: About Municipal Liquor

An Effective Means of Control
The Apple Valley Liquor stores are owned and operated by the City of Apple Valley in order to control the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in compliance with federal and state laws. There are over 230 cities in Minnesota with municipal liquor operations. Municipal liquor operations are only authorized as an effective means of control over the sale of alcohol. The city strongly encourages moderation and warns consumers to not drive while under the influence. The city enforces the regulations contained within the liquor laws.

Income Generation for the Community
While the purpose for municipal sales is to promote moderation and control in the sale and use of alcoholic beverages, the municipal operations can also be profitable and generate income for the community. City Council Resolution 1990-67 states that profits from the liquor stores shall be designated for the use to help support the Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department programs, as annually allocated for funding from the general fund of the city.

Our purpose is to provide a quality liquor establishment for our community by offering the finest professional service and selection in a profitable manner and to continue controlling the sale of our products to responsible adults.