BLOG: A Rundown of How PA “Freed the Six-Pack”

first_imgBLOG: A Rundown of How PA “Freed the Six-Pack” REQUIREMENTS Since two of the licenses approved are distributor licenses, not all nine of these businesses can sell traditional six-packs. The distributors can sell full cases or original containers containing at least 128 fluid ounces (12-packs). The other seven licensees (restaurant and eating place) may sell up to 192 ounces (two six packs) of beer to go per transaction.Will there be more licenses like this approved?Governor Wolf has requested that the PLCB approve similar subsequent applications that otherwise meet PLCB standards. The PLCB Board members have indicated that while each license application is reviewed and evaluated on its own merits, they, too are supportive of additional consumer convenience and growing Pennsylvania commerce.How soon can these businesses start selling beer?As soon as each license is administratively finished up and issued to the licensee, that business can start selling beer. This could happen in as little as a day or two following Board approval.How do additional gas stations get approval for selling beer to go?A number of different PLCB license types allow for sales of beer, including restaurant, eating place and distributor licenses. Each license type has different qualifications and grants different license privileges. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Food & seating for 30 people300 square feet By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary Two Distributor licenses:Lathia Investments, LLC, Canonsburg, Washington CountySave N Go Beer, LLC, Gibsonia, Allegheny County Food & seating for 30 people400 square feet Six Restaurant licenses:Arch Six Packs To Go, LLC, Wyoming, Luzerne CountyOhio Springs, Inc. t/a Sheetz, Huntingdon, Huntingdon CountySAI Hazleton, LLC, Hazleton, Luzerne CountySAI Hess Market, LLC, Orangeville, Columbia CountyShivashish, LLC, Plains, Luzerne CountyVGV Beverages, LLC t/a VGV Beverages, Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County PRIVILEGES Restaurant Eating Placecenter_img Full cases of beerKegsOther original containers containing at least 128 fluid ounces (commonly 12-packs) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter LICENSE TYPE May 31, 2016 Distributor Since the number of licenses available are limited by state law, often the first step for a gas station interested in selling beer is to find an existing license where the licensee is interested in transferring or selling the license. Then a transfer application may be filed with the PLCB.The PLCB will then investigate the entity, people and location proposed to become licensed, to ensure all requirements are met for the license type.Approval can happen in as little as 45 days from the date the PLCB receives the application or could take longer, depending on the complexity of the application. Free The Six-Pack,  Liquor Reform,  The Blog,  Videos Last week, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board “freed the six-pack” in Pennsylvania by approving pending applications for gas stations to sell up to 192 ounces of malt or brewed beverages.Here’s a rundown of how Pennsylvania “freed the six-pack,” and what that means for the commonwealth.I’m hearing a lot about how Pennsylvania “Freed the Six-Pack.” What does that mean?Last week, following Governor’s Wolf’s request, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved nine licenses allowing gas stations to sell beer. These approvals freed the six-pack for certain gas stations with appropriate accommodations that can now to sell six-packs of beer.Why is this such a big deal?“Freeing the six-pack” will make the commonwealth more inviting for consumers and businesses by improving customer service and convenience for Pennsylvanians. Here’s what Governor Wolf has to say about it.What exactly happened at the May 25 PLCB public Board meeting when these licenses were approved?At the regularly scheduled May 25 Board meeting, nine license applications from businesses that also sell gasoline were considered, eight of which had been held at prior meetings because they did not achieve the required two votes for either approval or denial. Now that the Board is at its full complement of three members, a number of licensing applications that have been awaiting Board action for months may be considered again.After careful consideration of various factors – including Commonwealth Court precedent upholding the granting of liquor licenses to convenience stores and grocery stores with alcohol sales locations separate from fuel sales operations – the Board unanimously voted to approve these nine license applications:One Malt Beverage Eating Place license:Fast Lane Six Packs To Go, LLC, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County Beer sales for on-premises consumptionBeer sales to-go of up to two six packs per transaction Wine, liquor and beer sales for on-premises consumption, although many convenience store and grocery store licensees opt only to carry beerBeer sales to-go of up to two six packs per transaction Ownership by PA residentResponsible person of good reputationCan’t hold more than one distributor licenselast_img read more

Courtois: Blues future unclear

first_img The 22-year-old Belgian was signed by Chelsea from Genk for £5million in June 2011, but has spent the past three seasons on loan at Atletico, who last weekend were confirmed Primera Division champions ahead of Barcelona and their illustrious city rivals. Courtois – who faced Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, making some crucial saves – appreciates the difficulties if he were to return to Stamford Bridge and play understudy to Petr Cech, the 32-year-old named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year. “The two of us want to play everything. Nobody will be happy to play in only the League Cup or FA Cup. Things are unclear at the moment,” Courtois said to BBC Sport. “I have the biggest respect for Petr Cech. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so I think putting him and me in the same team is not the healthiest thing in the world. “We will see in the next week if we can sit together with Chelsea to find something for next year, find out what they want, what my desire is. We will see.” Blues boss Jose Mourinho is expected to bolster the Chelsea squad this summer, having finished last season in third place behind Manchester City and Liverpool. Atletico striker Diego Costa, currently battling against a hamstring injury ahead of the Champions League final, is one reported target. Defender Ashley Cole has already announced he is set to leave, t he 33-year-old out of contract this summer following eight years at Stamford Bridge. England midfielder Frank Lampard, though, is expected to agree terms on an extension following the World Cup. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits his Chelsea future next season is “unclear” ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final for Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid in Lisbon. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more