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Old 07-30-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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I notice some state stores hide the miniature spirits bottles behind the counter or in a locked case, but others have them out in the open (on the counter). Wouldn't it make sense to secure them at all the stores? They seem very easy to steal. And none of the liquors sold as miniatures are sold as miniatures only.

Also, the Manayunk Diner recently closed its doors, and it sits next to a state store (and across the parking lot from a cinema with the United Artists name, but actually owned by Regal). This diner had a bar, so perhaps it was shut down by the PLCB for selling alcohol to drunks or perhaps minors? I was shocked that it closed because it was in the perfect location for such a restaurant, very pleasing for the moviegoers next door.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I also have to laugh at how they run out of popular wines like White Zinfandel at holiday time. Like, you didn't know the holiday was coming and there would be extra demand? Happens every year.
*snort* Kinda like the workers at fast food joints who seem surprised at the crowds at lunch time.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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It seems like the plans for the new Giant that was planned to open in Brookhaven were shot down at a Brookhaven borough meeting the other day. What a shame because the current Giant in Brookhaven is awful, but people are worried the new store would close eventually due to shoplifting (and perhaps worse crimes) spilling in from Chester. And people are convinced the old Giant will sit empty for a very long time and become an eyesore, along with the nearby Pathmark which would almost certainly close with the new Giant open. I hope the new Giant gets built though, because most likely a new and improved Wine & Spirits will be either next to it or opening into it, as the current Brookhaven state store is awful, and has an awful parking lot.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I am in favor of PA abolishing our state liquor stores. I think our system sucks.

I am tired of having to schlepp to Total Wine in Delaware or Canal's in South Jersey to get the selection and discounted prices on liquor.

Having said that I can understand the union employees trying to save their jobs and their livelihood. I'm wondering if there is some solution to us having private liquor stores, and those employees can still keep their jobs???
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I don't think anyone is proposing that private liquor stores not hire former state store employees. They just won't get the pay and benefits they're used to getting as wards of the state.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I am in favor of PA abolishing our state liquor stores. I think our system sucks.

I am tired of having to schlepp to Total Wine in Delaware or Canal's in South Jersey to get the selection and discounted prices on liquor.

Having said that I can understand the union employees trying to save their jobs and their livelihood. I'm wondering if there is some solution to us having private liquor stores, and those employees can still keep their jobs???
And it's not just the lack of selection (because I'm not too keen on mondo discount liquor barns either) - it's the lack of curation, having local buyers working in the store, etc. The sooner they privatize the better, IMO.
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