According to Isle Municipal Liquor Store Manager Monica Weets, the Muni is up over 8 percent compared to last year in beer sales and 9.4 percent overall in off-sale. Weets said in her report to the city council during their August meeting that the beer of the month specials have been successful and that banners placed on the building have made a positive difference in sales. Weets added that tobacco sales continue to decline.
For July, on-sale profit was $3,888.92, off-sale profit was $10,410.71 and miscellaneous profit was $435.54. With July expenses factored in, the month-end net profit was $12,987.92 with the year-to-date profit at $518,635.71. Last year in July, profit was $488,725.72 at the same time.
The Muni now has a Hot Dog Eating Challenge with a 22-inch hot dog and 24-inch bun. “If you finish it within 10 minutes, you get a free t-shirt. No one has succeeded as of yet,” noted Weets at the Aug. 13 meeting.
Weets added that the Muni will be doing food and drink specials on Sundays before their meat raffles, stating that they have “definitely been a success on Sunday afternoons during the summer.”