Storrs Stories: When ordering-in alcohol was a thing


(Courtesy of The Daily Campus)

(Courtesy of The Daily Campus)

In Sept. 1980, the University of Connecticut banned area package stores from delivering alcohol to on-campus residents. Then-Dean of Students Dr. Carol Wiggins hoped the ban would “force people to think before they purchased alcohol.”

Some package store owners worried they would lose business, while others were glad they would be able to see students face-to-face.

Other stores, like J.R. Liquor Store, offered to deliver to places just outside of campus to get around the ban. A permit for this was required, and when then-owner Anthony Craco was asked if he was aware of this, he declined to comment.

Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at

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