Lost amid many other things, I did not notice the news that Sheetz is now going to be selling beer. But is this really something new? The Philly Inquirer notes that there are supermarkets in the state now selling beer
under some loophole in the law. Who else will be selling beer now that the door has been opened ever wider. Anyone want to take bets that all those new Walgreens will soon be selling beer or someday wine and other alcohol. There has to be some reason so much investment has been going into retail drug store chains of late. It’s not like it’s the most lucrative of businesses, as the remnants of Revco and Pharmor will attest.
But something that is actually a little confusing to me. The PG story on this
comments on small point that Sheetz is not actually the first convenience store to sell beer because there was a Wawa outside of Philadelphia a dozen years ago that used to sell beer. Huh? I can walk around the corner to the convenience store formerly known as 7/11 (now under new ownership) at the corner of Friendship and Pacific and buy beer as you have been able to for the last 15 years at least. Hate to see us not get credit for being first at something.