Buying Beer at the Grocery Store in Central PA

It was welcome morning news from the Patriot-News:

By the end of the month shoppers will be able to purchase six-packs of beer from Wegmans supermarket in Silver Spring Twp.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Wednesday approved a restaurant liquor license transfer to the Silver Spring Square store, said board spokesman Nick Hays.

Restaurant-category liquor licenses allow beer, wine and hard liquor to be sold for drinking at the restaurant and the equivalent of two six-packs of beer per customer for takeout.

Wegmans is the first midstate supermarket to purchase a restaurant liquor license; however, it is not the first license the chain has acquired.

It should be there by May 2009, joining Wegmans stores in State College, Scranton, Williamsport, Easton, Bethlehem and Wilkes-Barre and the Erie area as PA grocery stores selling beer.

I probably won’t need to use the service (although you never know…), but I can see friends and family members taking full advantage of this added service to their local grocery shopping experience. Hooray for us!

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