Category: Restaurant / Liquor License

Wither the State Store?

Since the end of Prohibition in the early 1930’s, Pennsylvanians have been able to purchase liquor and wines only in the State Stores (more recently, the “Wine and Spirit Shoppes”). The State has created a monopoly which has as its original purpose the regulation and… Continue reading

Liquor License: Privilege or Right?

In the Philadelphia suburbs people will pay as much as $200,000 for a restaurant liquor license. What has a buyer of a license really bought? Certainly, other than the certificate that is issued by the Liquor Control Board (the LCB), there is nothing very tangible;… Continue reading

LCB Say “Hello” to the 21st Century

Unless you’re living under a rock (or outside of Pennsylvania), you have to be aware that some of the Pennsylvania State Liquor Stores are now open on Sundays (10% of the total). This and several other changes are the result of the adoption of two… Continue reading