SAN ANTONIO -- Olivia Lopez has lived in the same neighborhood for 16 years and she worries about people loitering and drinking. It's a problem she thinks will get worse if a nearby Family Dollar Store starts selling beer and wine.
"Yeah, you can see them walking with their can in a brown paper bag. So that would be my concern that there would be more people like that," said Lopez.
According to Bryn Winburn, the discount retailer company is testing beer and wine sales in a few markets, at customers request. The company has more than 7000 stores across the country in 44 states.
So far, no official word on the sale of liquor in San Antonio.
The idea of liquor at Family Dollar doesn't bother Sandra Jimenez, as long as students at two nearby schools are protected.
"Like I said, as long as they don't sell to minors, I'm okay with it," she insisted.
In a news report, some North Carolina employees raised concerns about safety if their employer starts selling beer and wine. Those employees think it will heighten the threat of robberies, shoplifting and loitering.
In an email, Winburn stated "the safety of our team members and customers is our number one priority."
Winburn added, all employees have been trained on alcohol sales and the company is compliant with all local, state and federal regulations, when it comes to the sale of alcoholic beverages.