Tuscaloosa crowds toast Sunday sales

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Restaurants and liquor stores saw a steady stream of customers in Tuscaloosa as part of the first day of Sunday alcohol sales in the college town.

Buffalo Wild Wings was packed by mid-afternoon Sunday as patrons watched an NBA game and a NASCAR race. Parking was tough to find at bars in downtown Tuscaloosa. And package stores reported heavy traffic.

Treavor Wilson is the manager at Home Package. He said it was "as busy as a game day would be."

It was the first time that Sunday alcohol sales were allowed in the city. Tuscaloosa voters last month overwhelmingly approved a referendum that allowed alcohol sales between noon and 9:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.