(Except, IRL, I didn't say "liquor store". I said "bottle shop". But I've made the mistake before of telling an American about a bottle shop:
"You mean a shop that sells, like, bottles?"
"Yeah. With alcohol in them."
"Oh, a liquor store."
"What did you think I meant?"
"I really had no idea."
So for the purposes of clarity, which this explanation then ruined, I called it a liquor store in my anecdote.)