The City of Brooklyn Center operates two off-sale liquor stores, offering a variety of regional, domestic and imported beer, wine and liquor. The Wine and Beer Clubs offer opportunities for individuals to learn and try different types and styles of wine and beer from around the world. The City has operated municipal liquor stores since the 1940s when voters approved the authorization. The stores operate in strict compliance with state and local laws. The revenue generated by the stores is typically used for public improvement projects.