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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 08:56 PM

7. don't like this idea

In PA you can't buy beer and wine/spirits at the same store. And you can only buy these items in specific beer or wine/spirits stores... alcohol isn't sold in regular stores.

It's been like this as long as I've been alive (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth). I actually rather like it, but I'm a non-drinker.

One thing that Pennsylvanians generally don't realize about it is that the booze stores are government owned, so no private businesses making the prices out of control or making slaves of their workers.

I don't see it as a big deal to have to go to certain stores to buy your booze. Most people tend to keep stocked up on the alcoholic beverage of choice, so buy in bulk when they go. I doubt most people just go to the store each time they want a six-pack or a bottle of wine since they'd already be stocked up. I'm just not seeing what's so difficult about it. For most things you need to go to different stores anyway... the supermarket for groceries, the hardware store for hardware, the pharmacy for your meds, store X for whatever it is you want that's on a big sale, etc. I just don't see booze being necessary to be sold everywhere. I don't like the idea of it being available in late night markets where people that want to keep drinking can get even more.

The bar business would take a hit for not having it available everywhere at any time as well, and PA is already I believe the lowest paid tip workers.

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