Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Sewickley state store normally opens at 9 a.m.
Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores are set to reopen at as scheduled on Wednesday, according to state spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman. The Sewickley store normally opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday. State stores closed early Monday at 3 p.m. ahead of Superstorm Sandy. -- Correction: Patch previously reported the stores would reopen today. Sorry to get your hopes up!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Check your credit card bill if you bought alcohol in Pennsylvania around Thanksgiving.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board reports that it double-billed customers who used credit to make purchases over the Thanksgiving holiday. The PLCB, in a statement, says it became aware Feb. 28 of the duplicate billings on purchases made from Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Nov. 28 The error impacted in-store purchases but not online purchases, according to the PLCB statement. As of March 1, the PLCB says duplicate billings were reversed. PLCB says that the credit could take three to 10 days to appear after being processed by the banking institution. “The Liquor Control Board sincerely apologizes for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused its customers.” - PLCB Statement Customers who had a duplicate billing and have not …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, who represents much of the North Hills, is pushing to get government out of the liquor business. What do you think?
Since July, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has pushed to get government out of the liquor business. In a news conference, the legislator from Western Pennsylvania introduced House Bill 11, which calls for the privatization of wine and spirits sales on the wholesale and retail levels. "We need to move Pennsylvania into the 21st century," said Turzai, whose 28th Legislative District comprises Pine, Richland, Marshall and McCandless townships and Bradford Woods and Franklin Park boroughs. "House Bill 11 is about divestiture. House Bill 11 is about the consumer. It is about reasonable prices and better selection and more convenience. It is about upgrading law enforcement," said the Republican from Bradford Woods. "It is about …
Friday, January 27, 2012
More than 300 products will see increases — the first in 18 months.
A bottle of Hennessy Cognac Paradis at Pennsylvania state stores will cost $200 more next month. Dom Perignon, another top-shelf champagne, will cost $5 more. And, for those with less regal champagne tastes, Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose will increase by $4. The price hikes begin Feb. 1 on more than 300 products at Pennsylvania wine and spirit shops. It is the first increase in 18 months after the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board placed a moratorium on vendor-requested increases because of the recession. The increase in prices is slated to be rolled out over February and March. The increase was spurred by vendor pressure and affects all state stores, including the store on Beaver Street in Sewickley and in the Quaker Village shopping …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Giant Eagle began selling beer in November after its permit was approved by the state Liquor Control Board. Now, about two months later, customers are loving it.
Thomas Brown studied the selection inside a cooler at the Giant Eagle, carefully checking each row for just the right ingredient to use in his venison stew. “I think the selection here is good,” Brown, 43, of Leetsdale, said recently after getting his first up-close look at the Leetsdale grocery’s latest offering – beer. After years of choosing between a case of beer from a distributor or a six-pack from a bar, several Giant Eagle shoppers said they were pleased to have the freedom to shop for groceries and beer in one stop. Brown hoped to make a Guinness stew, and said he found it quite helpful, in addition to spices and vegetables, that he could shop for beer in the same place. “It’s very convenient,” he said. Giant Eagle began selling …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Sewickley restaurant filed for a license renewal in June but missed the deadline, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
A Sewickley restaurant and grill has been operating without a liquor license for months, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Owner Jim Zipparo couldn't be reached for comment Monday or Tuesday, but an employee at the Sweetwater Grille said the Italian eatery is working to get its license reinstated. “We’re trying to get it back. I can’t say when, but it’s in the works,” he said. Stacey Witalec, spokeswoman for the PLCB, said the Sweetwater Grille’s liquor license is considered “inactive” after the restaurant filed for a license renewal in June but missed the deadline. Inactive status means the license has not been renewed or validated and not permitted to operate on temporary authority. The renewal would have been valid …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Giant Eagle to begin selling six-packs that include 250 different choices.
Beer drinkers will soon have the convenience of buying a six-pack while shopping at the grocery store come Tuesday. Giant Eagle has received approval from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to begin selling beer at the Leetsdale supermarket,100 Village Drive. As with other Giant Eagle locations, beer sales will be limited to two beers for on-premise restaurant consumption when purchased with food or two six packs (192 fluid ounces) when purchased for off-premises use. According to Dick Roberts, Giant Eagle spokesman, a variety of 250 different beer and other malt beverages will be stocked with a focus on microbrews, craft beers and premium brands. The Leetsdale Giant Eagle has undergone extensive renovations, which include a pharmacy …