a store selling sealed bottles or other containers of alcoholic beverages that may only be consumed off the premises.
Origin of package store
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for package store
US a store where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption elsewhereCanadian name (also sometimes used in the US): liquor store Brit equivalent: off-licence
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