No wine for you: All liquor stores in Pennsylvania will be shuttered by 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Years’ Eve, by decree of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent HARRISBURG – If you want to enjoy a little Christmas wine or New Year’s bubbly in Pennsylvania, you best not wait to buy it. After 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, all state-owned liquor stores – which means all liquor stores in the Keystone State – will be closed, in accordance with a decision made behind-closed-doors in Harrisburg by the bureaucracy that oversees the roughly 620 liquor stores. But the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says it’s trying to make it easier for customers who need that last-minute bottle of Cabernet to go with their Christmas ham. More than 50 state stores normally closed Monday because of low sales volume will be open on Christmas Eve and New Years’ Eve this…
The township has the most liquor licenses in Bucks County and receives the most back from the PLCB.
- Joe Hart
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Twice a year the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) returns millions of dollars of in licensing fees to municipalities throughout the state where licensees are located. Bensalem received over $21,000 this year. As part of their annual renewal process, licensees pay a fee ranging from $125 to $700, based on the type of license and population of the municipality. There are over 17,000 licenses in the state’s 2,500 municipalities. In March, Bensalem received $21,180 from the license fees paid by its 60 or so bars, restaurants and distributors. Last week, the township received another $400 for a total of $21,580 for the year. “From the very beginning, the PLCB and the General Assembly have worked together to provide communities, which …