Shoppers won’t be able to pick up beer or wine at the midtown El Con Mall Walmart when it opens this fall.

The Arizona State Liquor Board voted unanimously late Thursday to deny a liquor license to the retail giant after an eight-hour public hearing.

Board members listed an undue disruption to the neighborhoods surrounding the mall at 3601 E. Broadway, and long hours of sale, as some of the reasons they rejected the license.

Read more of this story Friday in the Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet.