"I don't want to be open on Sunday," said Joe Salvatore, proprietor of Capitol Liquor on Main Street in Middletown, as well as Valentino's Café, a nearby strip club that is also customarily closed on Sundays. "I'm a religious man, I go to church every Sunday. I'm a Catholic," Salvatore said. "But that's got nothing to do with it."
The real issue, Salvatore and many other package store owners say, is that an additional sales day does little for the bottom line, while costing them their one day off or forcing them to pay for labor, possibly at a loss.
There it is. If these coelenterates don't want to be open on Sunday then they should stay the hell closed. It takes balls for some guy in Middletown, of all places, to lobby the legislature to force everyone else to stay closed especially when all the states that border Connecticut allow liquor sales on Sunday.