Sheetz Supports Modernizing Pennsylvania Liquor Laws

“We have been lobbying for adult beverage sales reform for a long time,” says Sheetz spokesperson.

Sheetz Convenience Restaurants has announced its support of Governor Tom Corbett ‘s efforts to modernize Pennsylvania liquor laws, stating that until now there has not been a state leader willing to push for change since Prohibition.

The chain of more than 437 stores continues today to endorse the idea of reforming the way alcohol is sold in the Commonwealth as Gov. Corbett announces his proposed budget for 2013.

“We have been lobbying for adult beverage sales reform for a long time,” said Louie Sheetz, executive vice president, marketing.  “Although Gov. Corbett’s proposal is centered around liquor, we are very excited that beer sales are part of the consideration. Allowing the private sector to manage the sale of alcoholic beverages is long overdue.”

“It’s a business model we are used to and our customers who buy beer truly appreciate the luxury of being able to stop at Sheetz on the way home or on their way to a gathering,” added Sheetz. “We are confident in our ability to add beer to our offer and sell it responsibly here in Pennsylvania.”

The plan in its current form, however, is considerably restrictive with quantity limits and licenses, by requiring annual renewal, would be too expensive. Hopefully, the governor will consider modifying some of the measures so that it makes better economic sense for us and other retailers.”

 

 

  • The Hurricane

    This is a bad idea. I can see it now. A 21 yr old goes into a convenience store after filling his gas tank, then buys beer or wine for the underage kids in his car. They go on a road trip, drinking all the way and get in an accident, killing not only themselves, but innocent people coming from the other direction.

    I hope the lawmakers think this thing through.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lew.bryson Lew Bryson

      Really? Think it through yourself: a 21 year old goes into a bar/sixpack shop/deli/grocery store, then buys beer or wine…and the rest of the story the way you said it. NO DIFFERENCE, except in your story, he also bought gas. He’s still in a car, he’s still driving. What, the gasoline fumes turn him into a raving maniac?

      By the way: no wine sales at convenience stores under the Corbett Plan, and he could only get one sixpack. Do you ever read this stuff? I hope the lawmakers think about this more than you did; clearly Corbett did.

    • BobLoblaw

      Wow, awesome post. Obviously you haven’t thought this one through either. What would stop a 21 year old from going into a state store and buying wine or liquor for underage kids waiting in the car? Nothing….

  • The Hurricane

    This is a bad idea. I can see it now. A 21 yr old goes into a convenience store after filling his gas tank, then buys beer or wine for the underage kids in his car. They go on a road trip, drinking all the way and get in an accident, killing not only themselves, but innocent people coming from the other direction.

    I hope the lawmakers think this thing through.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lew.bryson Lew Bryson

      Really? Think it through yourself: a 21 year old goes into a bar/sixpack shop/deli/grocery store, then buys beer or wine…and the rest of the story the way you said it. NO DIFFERENCE, except in your story, he also bought gas. He’s still in a car, he’s still driving. What, the gasoline fumes turn him into a raving maniac?

      By the way: no wine sales at convenience stores under the Corbett Plan, and he could only get one sixpack. Do you ever read this stuff? I hope the lawmakers think about this more than you did; clearly Corbett did.

    • BobLoblaw

      Wow, awesome post. Obviously you haven’t thought this one through either. What would stop a 21 year old from going into a state store and buying wine or liquor for underage kids waiting in the car? Nothing….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Albert-Brooks/100000517005331 Albert Brooks

    I can see it now. A 21 year old goes into a state store and then buys wine and vodka for the underage kids in the car……..
    I hope other posters think this thing through.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lew.bryson Lew Bryson

      But did he leave the motor running?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Albert-Brooks/100000517005331 Albert Brooks

    I can see it now. A 21 year old goes into a state store and then buys wine and vodka for the underage kids in the car……..
    I hope other posters think this thing through.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lew.bryson Lew Bryson

      But did he leave the motor running?!

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