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Published November 28, 2010, 08:05 PM

Holiday Parties Bring Holiday Spirits

A Grand Forks liquor store is gearing up by stocking the shelves with popular items of the season.

More holiday parties and get-togethers means more people indulging in holiday spirits.

A Grand Forks liquor store is gearing up by stocking the shelves with popular items of the season.

The holidays are a time to see family and friends, and maybe have a few cocktails.

"Generally I go with the Crown Royal or the Jack Daniels. I'm a whiskey guy," employee Brett Stadsklev said.

Stadsklev, a UND student, works at Rite Spot Liquor in Grand Forks and sees a lot more customers these days.

"When everybody's driving home on their way home from work getting some errands done. Liquor is kind of an essential so," Stadsklev said.

Owners say other than summer, November and December is their busiest time of year. With each season, they heavily stock different items.

"Bailey's, Kahlua's, different eggnog liquers increase in sales. It's the biggest time of year for those," Rite Spot Co-Owner Rick Abar said.

Instead of hiring more people to get ready for the holiday rush. The current employees, mostly college students, work over Christmas vacation.

"Get to do homework when it's slow times. It's no stress at all," Stadsklev said.

A relaxed environment, even during one of the busiest times of year.

"It's the customers and the people you get to meet in the business," Abar said.

Owners say the cold weather also plays a part in the types of liquor they sell.

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