Friday, November 11, 2011

Are PA Beer distributors going the way of buggy whips?

More supermarkets to sell beer in central PA. Patriot-News: No opposition to Giant Food Stores request to sell beer in Susquehanna Township

Could it really be that long before this is ubiquitous?

I've brought up the hyper-local (for me) and curious situation of the convenience stores in Pittsburgh that have rare "E" licenses to sell beer.   There is development there as well with my friend Nick R., who owns the real estate and the license there,is taking the place upscale.  So the infamous Brian and Cooper's is heading out.  I am sure at least 5 readers here care.

.....and when is someone going to take back all those wine kiosk thingys that never worked and the state shut down a couple months ago?  They are still in place from what I see. They are huge and take up a lot of space.  You have to wonder what the stores that house them are thinking.  Must be some lost revenue in all of that. No complementary benefit any longer of bringing in folks looking to buy wine.

update... and I swear it was there the other day, but it looks like the wine kiosks are indeed gone.  If I had only posted this last week I would take credit.


Anonymous MH said...

It's a move in the right direction, but the limit of two 6-packs means you have to make two or more trips if you have a guest.

Friday, November 11, 2011 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous MSL said...

Selling beer in grocery stores? West Virginia welcomes PA to the 20th century.

Friday, November 11, 2011 1:48:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

It isn't beer, but vanilla extract is always an option if the change doesn't happen.

Friday, November 11, 2011 8:49:00 PM  
Blogger smallstreams said...

Cheers to Nick R. for doing what I think will be a smart thing. has some interesting perspectives on the changes at B&C.

Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PA beer laws are a disgrace. Always have been. Why do these idiots in Harrisburg believe that you can control the way alcohol is used through the method in which it's sold? The PA Malt Beverage Distributors Association and the Tavern Owners Association perpetuate this BS. It's over, boys.

Monday, November 28, 2011 9:03:00 PM  

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