Convenience store app will start delivering alcohol in C-U
URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) —
A convenience store service in Champaign-Urbana will start delivering alcohol right to your doorstep.
Urbana City Council gathered Monday evening to discuss increasing the number of Class C retail liquor licenses from 21 to 22. The council voted 7-1 approving the app goPuff to start delivering alcohol. GoPuff is a delivery service application that was introduced to Champaign-Urbana in August, bringing the convenience store right to your door step in about 20 minutes.
"Makes it easier to guarantee that the person ordering is of age,” University of Illinois student, Leo Uvena said.
While some people think it is a safe idea for the service to start delivering alcohol, others think it may cause problems.
"Personally I do not think that's a great idea,” UI student, Sharanta Reddy said. “I think it just contributes to the overall problem of alcohol on campus and underage drinking.”
GoPuff delivers snacks, drinks or groceries right to your doorstep from 12 p.m to 4:30 a.m., but will follow the city’s liquor regulations and deliver alcohol until 12 a.m.
"It's better and it's safer because it's like instead of going to the stores drunk and trying to drive, you have it delivered to you,” UI student, Lena Vanwynsberg said.
Some people said they worry some will abuse the service.
"I don't know how it would make it easier because I feel like anyone could order it then,” UI student Milan Dickens said. “Like when you go to the liquor store you have to have your ID."
GoPuff customers will have to provide personal information about themselves while using the app and then will have to present their ID in person when the delivery is dropped off.