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Old 06-21-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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Do the ABC stores' selections vary from location to location though? Because the Pennsylvania stores are awful about that, and worst of all don't make it clear to the consumer and the public.

It varies in the sense that some ABC stores carry liquor only, while others carry liquor +wine. Usually if the store carries wine also, the store sign will say 'Liquor and Wines'

Liquor selection is more or less standard across the board, as are the ridiculously high prices.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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Do any ABC stores actually connect to supermarkets? As in you can walk between them without having to go outside in the rain?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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No. They are all separate.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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As a general rule, do the ABC stores not have public restrooms? The PA wine/spirits stores never do, perhaps to deter alcoholics from the temptation to drink in them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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Also, I was wondering... do ABC stores have chimes that ring with everyone who crosses through the front door? I notice most of the PA wine/spirits stores do. Sometimes the chimes are activated by the opening of an automatic door. Why would liquor stores have these chimes but few other retail businesses? I know Payless ShoeSource stores, at least the ones in malls, usually do. Alcohol is addictive but are that many people really interested in stealing it to feed their addiction? Most alcoholics I thought were broke due to paying for their fix!
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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Also, I was wondering... do ABC stores have chimes that ring with everyone who crosses through the front door? I notice most of the PA wine/spirits stores do. Sometimes the chimes are activated by the opening of an automatic door. Why would liquor stores have these chimes but few other retail businesses? I know Payless ShoeSource stores, at least the ones in malls, usually do. Alcohol is addictive but are that many people really interested in stealing it to feed their addiction? Most alcoholics I thought were broke due to paying for their fix!

The stores with chimes are probably severely understaffed. The lone employee might be unloading a truck or otherwise not "out front".

In Virginia, it hasn't been all that long that ABC stores have been self-serv. You used to walk up to a counter and tell them what you wanted and they would go fetch it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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Do ABC stores usually have We Dont Serve Teens posters?
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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Everything you ever wanted to know about VA Liquor. The Left side menu is very helpful.


http://www.abc.virginia.gov/

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