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Alcohol delivered straight to your door is coming soon in El Paso

liquor bottles on store shelves
Liquor bottles sit on store shelves at Spec's in El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas -- El Pasoans can soon get alcohol delivered straight to their door. Specs is partnering with Drizly delivery service to deliver beer, wine and spirits.

"We like making good times better and we are so excited to partner with Specs," said Chief marketing officer at Drizly Scott Braun. "We really think it's going to be one of the best partners we've had."

Here's how it works: You can go to Drizly's website or download the app. Then you select the alcohol you want and type in your delivery address. You will have to pay and tip the driver before the delivery is made. There will also be a delivery charge of $4.99.

According to officials at Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission, you must be 21 years or older to order alcohol and you can not be over intoxicated.

Drizy told ABC-7 age verification is important to them, "At the time of delivery, Specs will ensure that somebody is 21. They actually have to get carded," Said Braun. "We have a system where we can work with Specs where they scan the ID."

While Specs may soon be delivering, there are other liquor stores in El Paso who have chosen not to deliver, like Barrel House Liquor.

"It's too economically dangerous," Said Richard Telles, owner of Barrel House.

Telles told ABC-7, there is too much liability involved and it would be too expensive to deliver.

Despite choosing not to deliver, Telles said he isn't worried about going out of business because of it.

"Am I going to lose business? I may loose a little bit, okay? But the reality is: people have stuck with us through Specs, they'e stuck with us through Western Beverage. Hey, we're still here," said Telles.

Spec did not release a specific date delivery will be available.

In June, 2019, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott male alcohol delivery legal through SB 1232.

"Have you ever ordered food or groceries from a retailer to be delivered to your home, but also wish that you could order beer or wine?" Abott asked through a video posted on twitter. He added, "I'm about to sign a law that allows you to do that. Drink responsibly."

The law went into effect a few months later in September.

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Shelby Montgomery

Las Cruces native Shelby Montgomery is an ABC-7 reporter who also co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.


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